David Newell taught music for thirty years in the public schools of Berea, Ohio. Additionally, he taught part-time in the Music Education Department at Baldwin-Wallace University for fifteen years. During his tenure as Director of Bands at Ford Middle School, Mr. Newell developed one of the exemplary band programs in the state and served as Chair of the Music and Art Departments. Chosen as one of the school district’s first Consulting Teachers, he was responsible for guiding new music teachers through a three-year mentoring process.
In 1979, Mr. Newell received the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation’s “Master Teacher” Award for Excellence in the Classroom. He also received the “Alumni Achievement” Award from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1987.
Mr. Newell earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts in Education degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College and has taken postgraduate courses at Akron, Cleveland State, Kent State, and Northwestern Universities. Currently, he publishes with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company. Among his works are Bach and Before for Band, Classic Christmas Carols for Band, Classic Christmas Carols for Choir, and Bach and Before for Strings.