Dr. David Arbury grew up in Washington, D. C. where he sang as a boy treble at Washington National Cathedral in the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. He remained with the choir for eighteen years and in that time sang with every voice part. He has worked at the Music Division of the Library of Congress, co-founded an independent record label, conducted small ensembles, performed extensively as a bass and percussion player, and is a founding member for the early music vocal ensemble Icarus. He has taught at the University of Maryland, the Catholic University of America, and currently teaches at East Los Angeles College and Los Angeles City College. He has acted as a composer-in-residence and has received commissions and grants from numerous ensembles and organizations including the American Composers Forum, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Institute for Studies in the Arts, Taffety Punk, and the Wolf Trap Foundation. His compositions for concert hall, church, dance, film, and theater have been performed throughout the United States and Europe.