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david tahere
By Appointment

David Tahere

Assistant Professor Of Music


On Faculty Since 2012

Our program is built around creating and equipping musicians to serve, lead, and perform with excellence


  • BM Lee University
  • MM Temple University
  • DM Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Interests / Specialization

  • Vocal Pedagogy (Classical, Broadway, Popular Styles)
  • Vocal Literature
  • Directing
  • Māori Instruments

Selected Professional Work

  • Finalist, 2023 Joy in Singing International Art Song Competition
  • Mr. Potter, It’s a Wonderful Life by Jake Heggie with Indiana University Opera Theatre
  • SongFest Marc and Eva Stern Fellow
  • Performances with the The Pop-Up Project, Chattanooga Symphony, Opera Tennessee, Delaware Valley Opera Company

Get to know your professor

Q. If you could compete in an olympic sport, what would it be and why?
A. Skiing, I think - I love going fast!

Q. Favorite movie?
A. Dead Poets Society and Big Fish

Q. Favorite local restaurant?
A. Ooof…too many to list: Bluegrass Grill, State of Confusion, and Niedlov’s

Q. Favorite food?
A. Yes.

Q. What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
A. A well-made Flat White (IYKYK)

Q. If you could teach any other major, what would it be?
A. It would have to be something in the arts, so either art or theatre

Q. Personal Interests/Hobbies
A. I love coffee and tea, reading, hiking, and traveling!