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Meet Mr. David

David Taylor-Gomes is a Composer, Pianist, Musical Director, Actor, and Educator, best known for writing the music and lyrics for Boxed Up: The Musical. David began his musical training at age 4 studying classical piano, and throughout his childhood he studied music composition and debuted his first original piece at age 12 with the Markham Middle School Concert Band. As a high school senior he wrote and produced an original musical (Miss Fortunate), which performed to sold-out audiences and won a medal for original script at the Lenaea Theatre Festival, as well as the Larry Shumate Synergy Award. As an adult David has performed professionally as an actor and musical director for Sacramento Theatre Company, Capital Stage, Missouri Street Theatre, and Boxed Up Productions. In 2015 David performed at TedX Sacramento with Tresa Honaker and AirAligned Aerial Dance. David has received multiple Elly Awards from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance for Best Musical Direction, including In The Heights (Green Valley Theatre Company) and Lizzie: The Musical (The Actor’s Playpen). He also received an Arty Award for Best Musical Direction of a Youth Musical in 2012 (Les Miserables).

David has taught musical theatre for Sacramento Theatre Company’s School of the Arts since 2014, and has been the  musical director for Granite Bay High School’s theatre arts program since 2012. 

David’s original compositions have been performed at STC, GVTC, and Bottle Rock Napa, where he performed with the alternative rock band Autumn Sky. He was also a top-200 finalist on American Idol, season 11. David is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

"I am a musician, composer, actor, and educator based in Sacramento, California. I have taught music and theatre arts for the last 8 years to students of all ages. I believe that it is my responsibility to meet students at their level by creating an environment where they feel safe to ask questions, take risks, and find joy in the pursuit of music. It is my goal to allow every student the opportunity to learn and grow through the study of music so they can build the same skills and reap the same benefits that I’ve enjoyed through my commitment to music. I believe the fine arts play a vital role in education by creating community, providing entertainment, and teaching students how to positively express themselves in a way that is not only fun, but builds confidence and collaborative skills that they can use for the rest of their lives."           David Taylor Gomes