Dr. David Salisbury (PhD UNE, MA SDSU, Grad. Dip Ed. UWS, BMus Berklee)Certificate - E_Learning Instructional Designer UC Irvine
David Salisbury is a composer, arranger, performer and ethnomusicologist with a background that includes international jazz and world music performances. As an ethnomusicologist his expertise is in Talempong, a form of indigenous music in West Sumatra. In 1994 he studied Talempong with master musician Pak Islamidar while doing his PhD fieldwork in West Sumatra. He completed a Bachelor of Music in composition and arranging at Berklee College, Boston, USA and a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology at San Diego University. His performing highlights include opening and support act for US jazz artist Stanley Turrentine, folk pop performer Jim Stafford as well as famed bassist of the Bill Evans Trio, Chuck Israel.