David Cutler: Director
Dr. David Cutler balances a varied career as a jazz and classical composer, pianist, educator, arranger, concert producer, author, consultant, speaker, advocate, and entrepreneur. (In fact, a recent career diagram illustrated that he maintains no less than 24 income streams! Ah, the life of an artist…) In all these pursuits, he works to push boundaries while connecting with new audiences. On of the world’s leading voices on arts leadership, career, and entrepreneurship training, he has offered ground-breaking interactive workshops for organizations such as the Juilliard School, Dutch Classical Music Meeting, New World Symphony Orchestra, Individual University, and Italy’s soundSCAPE music festival. Cutler’s books The Savvy Musician and The $avvy Music Teacher have influenced a generation of musicians, helping them achieve greater career, financial, and societal success. In 2016, he directed a College Music Society summit focused on the future of music in higher education. As Director of Music Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Cutler is working to create a culture of entrepreneurship across and beyond curriculum.