As an active recitalist, David Heller has performed extensively throughout the United States and internationally in Canada, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, and South Korea. He has held a number of church positions in Wisconsin, New York, and Texas, and currently serves as Associate Organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio.
As author of the highly acclaimed book, Manual on Hymn Playing (G.I.A. Publications), he is frequently sought as a lecturer and clinician in the areas of church music skills and hymn playing, giving presentations across the country for colleges, local chapters of the American Guild of Organists, The Hymn Society, and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
M.M., Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
Performing Certficate, Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
B.M., Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
He has two compact disc recordings in distribution on the Calcante label: Veni Creator Spiritus (1996), recorded on the Rosales organ at University United Methodist Church in San Antonio; and The Art of Gregorian Paraphrase (2000), featuring the Casavant organ of The Church of St. Louis, King of France in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has two recent recordings on the Pro Organo label. Blasts from the Century Past (2005), was recorded on the Rosales organ of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and has received critical acclaim in such journals as The American Record Guide, The American Organist,Choir and Organ, and The Diapason. His latest recording, ¡Bravo Grande!(2007) features the new Charles Kegg organ at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.
Organ and harpsichord performance and literature
Church music skills
Community service & Involvement
He has held a number of church positions and artist residencies in San Antonio, Dallas, and Portland, Oregon. He is currently Associate Organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio.