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The Speakers:

David Demand

David DemandDavid Demand enters his 11th year as Conductor and Artistic Director of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. He is also the conductor for Coeur d'Alene's Opera Plus! He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a conductor, soloist, and accompanist. He was company pianist with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, and was the principal keyboardist with the Cedar Rapids Symphony. He has performed with the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, the Washington-Idaho Symphony as both soloist and guest conductor, the Cedar Rapids Symphony, the University of Iowa Symphony, the University of Iowa Opera, the Washington State University Symphony, and the Summer Palace Theater, the Spokane Civic Theatre, the North Idaho College Symphony, The Project Joy Orchestra, and the Coeur d'Alene Symphony.

Mr. Demand is a graduate of Washington State University, receiving his B.A., B.M., and M.A. in Music, and studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts for three summers. He is continuing his studies, pursuing his D.M.A. at the University of Iowa. He lives with his wife Renee, and three children Rebekah, Ryan, and Michael in Chattaroy, Washington. He is the Director of Music at Spokane's Saint George's School.