Skip to main content
Belmont University | Belief in Something Greater

David Madeira

David Madeira is an internationally performed composer, conductor, and university instructor based out of Nashville, Tennessee.  He is Director of Music at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church where he directs adult choirs and leads worship services. David also teaches undergraduate and graduate music theory and aural skills courses at Belmont University, with courses ranging from Music Fundamentals to Post-Tonal Theory.  Notable performances of his compositions include broadcasts on NPR and PBS, as well as a featured performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC).  David is a Composer Fellow of Alice Parker's Melodious Accord Composer Workshop, and he has completed numerous commissions for various university, church, and professional organizations as well as for individual performers. He he has also collaborated with songwriters such as Grammy Award-winning Emmylou Harris and Dove Award-winning Solveig Leithaug to create choral arrangements for use on studio tracks and live performances.  David has also produced a large body of work for congregational church use, including original hymns and hymn tunes, liturgical service music, and a large number of psalm settings.

David holds undergraduate and master's degrees in Composition from Belmont University, and is a doctoral candidate (DWS) in the dissertation process at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL.  He resides just South of Nashville in Franklin, TN, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.