About David Gordon
David Gordon is a troubadour with a mission, and a lifetime of joy in music and sound. He has forged versatile international career as singer, teacher, vocal coach, lecturer, and recording artist.
David began his professional musical life at the age of 13 as a folk guitarist and banjo player, sharing the stage with Doc Watson, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Bill Monroe, and other luminaries.
After classical conservatory training, David established an international reputation as an operatic and concert tenor. He has portrayed a wide array of 59 leading roles with the San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera (Kennedy Center), Chicago Lyric Opera, Hamburg State Opera (Germany), and other opera companies around the world.
David has been featured guest soloist with virtually every major North American symphony orchestra and with other great orchestras and music festivals on four continents. He appears on 15 classical CDs for RCA, BMG, Telarc, Decca, and other major labels.
Throughout his career , David has enhanced his singing and teaching through the study and practice of Nada Yoga, the esoteric branch of classic Kriya Yoga that uses breath and sound as powerful meditative tools.
In the 1990s, while maintaining his active singing career, David became increasingly aware of the limitations of conventional classical vocal concepts. He began a collaboration with sound/health pioneer Don Campbell (author of "The Mozart Effect") to explore the transformational and therapeutic uses of sound, voice, and music. This CD is one of the many results of that partnership: a workshop session from a week-long mind/body music retreat co-led by David and Don in Boulder, Colorado.