David Asbury

Notable Achievements

Faculty members from the Department of Music were well represented at the annual meeting of the College Music Society, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 10 13.

  • Professor of Music Kiyoshi Tamagawa presented his paper “Ragtime, Gamelan, and the Music of Claude Debussy: Exoticism vs. Cultural Appropriation.”
  • Associate Professors of Music David Asbury and Bruce Cain performed three songs composed by Associate Professor of Music Jason Hoogerhyde from the River of Words Project. The River of Wordsis a collection of songs the duo has commissioned from multiple composers, setting texts written by children on the topic of the environment.
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Expertise

Guitar, Music Theory, Music Technology

David Asbury, guitarist, is an active performer, teacher, scholar and adjudicator who has appeared on concert stages in Europe, Canada, Central America and throughout the United States. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Diploma of Merit from the Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He has served on the faculty of Southwestern University since 1992, helping his students to both pursue graduate studies and move into the professional arena. In addition to his studio teaching he has led courses in the areas of guitar history and pedagogy, music technology, music appreciation, music in the United States and world music. As a scholar, Dr. Asbury is currently engaged in research related to composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, having most recently presented a paper for the Guitar Foundation of America. His studies with renowned pedagogue Aaron Shearer led to a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He received his Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked under the direction of Adam Holzman.

He received his DMA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005.

  • David Asbury, guitarist, is an active performer, teacher, scholar and adjudicator who has appeared on concert stages in Europe, Canada, Central America and throughout the United States. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Diploma of Merit from the Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He has served on the faculty of Southwestern University since 1992, helping his students to both pursue graduate studies and move into the professional arena. In addition to his studio teaching he has led courses in the areas of guitar history and pedagogy, music technology, music appreciation, music in the United States and world music. As a scholar, Dr. Asbury is currently engaged in research related to composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, having most recently presented a paper for the Guitar Foundation of America. His studies with renowned pedagogue Aaron Shearer led to a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He received his Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked under the direction of Adam Holzman.

    He received his DMA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005.


In the News

  • Seven Southwestern Faculty Members Awarded Prestigious Sam Taylor Fellowship Grant

    Grants ranging from $1,100 to $1,830 will allow faculty to pursue graduate study or postgraduate research.