David Heywood

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Flute and Wind Ensemble

Address: Cato Center
E-mail: heywood
Personal Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCESE9Ru7523vSsdx5w2fJQ

David Heywood got his B.M. in performance at North Texas State University, where he studied improvisation with Dan Haerle and Rich Matteson, and he got his M.M. in performance at the University of South Carolina under Bert Ligon. He has been on the jazz faculty at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC since 1999, where he also directs the wind ensemble. As an arranger, he has done dozens of big band and mixed jazz ensemble arrangements for the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, The Charlton Singleton Little Big Band, the U.S. Air Force, and other professional groups in Charleston and Las Vegas. As a performer, he leads the Charleston Latin Jazz Collective, and plays regular local jazz gigs on flute and piano.  In addition, he was named winner of the the 2015 Jazz Flute Masterclass competition sponsored by the National Flute Association. You can hear him performing his arrangements for Jazz and Classical flute groups on his YouTube page, Flute Adventures.

Courses Taught

MUSC 131 - Music Appreciation
MUSC 353 - Wind Ensemble
MUSC 359 - Jazz Combo