B I O G R A P H Y David Wheeler

David Wheeler (shakuhachi player, musicologist)
Musician and musicologist, David visited Japan in 1977 as an exchange student and entered the tutelage of shakuhachi master Junsuke Kawase III. In 1981, he returned to Japan on a Japanese Education Ministry scholarship to do graduate study at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, where he recieved his M. A. in musicology in 1985. Since 1982, David has been performing, teaching, lecturing, and writing about the shakuhachi and Japanese music both in Japan and around the world, and has made numerous performance appearances on Japanese television and radio. While he specializes in the classical traditions, his performance activities cover the full range of music today, everything from Japanese to Western, from classical to the avant garde. David is a visiting Japanese music lecturer and shakuhachi instructor at the College of Music at the University of Colorado and organized and prepared for the World Shakuhachi Festival 1998 (July 5-11) at CU Boulder.

Website: http://www.coloradohealthsite.org/music/bios_david.htm
email: davidrwheeler@comcast.net