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Pianist David Moody has been a Vocal Arts faculty member since 2009. The New York City-based pianist, harpsichordist, conductor, and vocal coach has served as chorus master for the Glimmerglass Festival (where he has been on the music staff since 2004). As a conductor, Moody has led productions at Juilliard and at Glimmerglass of operas including Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (directed by Mary Birnbaum); a triple bill of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief; Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge; Kurt Weill’s Down in the Valley (directed by Edward Berkeley); David Lang’s little match girl passion (directed by Francesca Zambello); and the world premiere of Ben Moore’s and Kelley Rourke’s opera for young people, Odyssey (also directed by Francesca Zambello). As chorus master, Moody has prepared ensembles for productions led by such conductors as James Levine, Alan Gilbert, Jane Glover, and Joseph Colaneri. Highlights have included productions of Aida, Candide, Macbeth, and Dido and Aeneas. As harpsichordist and assistant conductor, he has performed with the conductors Harry Bickett, Jane Glover, Christian Curnyn, and Julian Wachner, among others. Moody attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has studied with John Wustman. Moody also studied at the National Opera Studio in London and at the Banff Center for the Arts.