David Hamilton is an accomplished musician known for his creative versatility, technique and artistic passion.  He has earned a reputation as a premiere orchestral, and choral arranger, and as a respected conductor, producer, pianist, and composer.  His music covers a diverse span of musical genres on recordings by artists such as Amy Grant, Lang Lang, Renee Fleming, Lady Antebellum, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Sandi Patty, Vince Gill and many others.   David has enjoyed collaborating  extensively with Michael W. Smith for many years helping him bring his musical ideas to life on the stage and in the studio.  David’s arrangements can also be heard at Walt Disney theme parks worldwide and in music for films, Macy’s, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, the Grammy Awards and the Dove Awards.  David is also a gifted conductor leading recording sessions in major recording studios and sound stages around the world and collaborating with artists as musical director for pops, national  holiday tours and choral concerts.   It has been his privilege to conduct distinguished orchestras such as the Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis Symphonies and at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

David’s passion and love for music grew through his childhood and teenage years studying piano, writing and playing in church and on through his undergraduate degree in piano performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree in arranging,  production and vocal jazz from the University of Miami School of Music.   

For over 30 years David has served with his wife, Sandy as a lay leader at Brentwood Baptist Church.  You’ll find him on Sundays and Wednesdays at the piano serving with the music ministry team, following his passion to use his gifts leading worship, and encouraging his fellow worship leaders to grow and use their creative skills well.  “I’ve been blessed to have my writing and playing make an impact on the church but none of it is about me or what I’ve done. It’s about who God is and His powerful, redemptive work of grace.  I want my music to draw people to that out of great gratitude for what He’s done .” 

David will be leading two sessions at the EXPO:

Choir Leadership –  How to lead your choir well. How to engage and inspire singers of different skill levels. We will discuss different choral sounds— modern gospel, more traditional etc. Rehearsal techniques — conducting choir. SESSION 1.

Playing Keys  – Leading in worship/playing in the band, using your piano skills. How to be a great synth player. Improvisation and accompaniment, reading charts, playing different styles well, accompanying a choir/vocal rehearsal well. SESSION 2.