GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 12, 2018) – David Townsend will join the Bob Jones University faculty in the School of Fine Arts and Communication this fall as assistant professor in the department of music. Previously, Townsend served as adjunct music education faculty at Maranatha Baptist University.
“We are thrilled to have David join the music faculty,” says Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication. “His record of successfully preparing students for national competition, publishing percussion arrangements and performing in musical groups is a welcome addition to the department.”
Townsend earned a BS in Music Education (1997) from BJU. He also earned an MS in Music Education (2005) from Michigan State University.
Townsend taught general music, band, choir, percussion, and private music lessons for K-12 students at Freedom Christian School for twenty years. In his role as director of music, he served as a judge for both Accelerated Christian Education and Michigan Association of Christian Schools competitions. As adjunct music education faculty, he taught music classes and gave private tuba and percussion lessons at Maranatha Baptist University.
Townsend has won numerous awards in his field, directing various bands and choirs and is a member of several professional organizations including the National Association for Music Education, the Gordon Institute for Music Learning and the Percussion Arts Society. He has published several percussion pieces.
He has served as a music director and deacon at his local church. Townsend is a member of the Hillsdale Wind Symphony and the Refiner’s Fire Brass Quintet.
Townsend and his wife Judith have four children.