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“Wow! You’re connected to everybody, Doc Wallace!”                               -Jennifer Choi, violinist

Ensembles and Members of My Own Ensembles:

The Doc Wallace Trio

April Clayton, flute

Dana Scofidio, guitar

Daniel Levy, composer

Daniel Levy, teaching artist

James Ilgenfritz, composer & bassist

Jin-Hi Kim, composer, komungo & percussion

Kristi Shade, harpist

Richard Carrick, composer, guitarist, pianist

Places I Teach:

Berklee College of Music

Berklee Global String Intensive

The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp

My Talent Forge: Online Video Lessons with Me!  Save on your subscription with coupon code: DavidWallace

The New York Philharmonic

Nyack College, Manhattan Campus

Ensembles that Reach Out with Me:

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW

Classical Jam

DeCoda: Music Revealed

Diller-Quaile String Quartet

ETHEL: America’s leading post-classical string quartet


Marian Anderson String Quartet

Momenta Quartet

Toomai String Quintet

Orchestras & Institutions that Reach Out with Me:

Ardmore Presbyterian Church (Pennsylvania)

Bardavon 1865 Opera House / Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Juilliard School

Korean Arts and Cultural Education Services (KACES)

The Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education

Life with Music Project (Japan)

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Mark Wood Music Foundation

Midori & Friends

National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canada

New World Symphony

The New York Philharmonic

Opportunity Music Project (Free Lessons for Kids)

The Orchestra Engagement Lab

Pittsburgh Symphony

Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation

Suntory Hall (Japan)

Tanglewood Music Festival


Young Audiences, Inc.

Additional Musical Friends & Collaborators:

Allegra Lilly, harpist

Amy Sue Barston, cellist, soloist, teaching artist

Bob Phillips, composer, educator, publisher, bassist

Bruce Molsky, America’s leading old-time musician

Chops Beyond the Practice Room (without which, this website might not exist)

Daniel Felsenfeld, composer, author, teaching artist

Daniel & Amy Carwile, champion fiddlers, violinists, teachers

Darol Anger, composer, fiddler, groove-meister-in-chief

David Frost, multi-Grammy-winning producer

Eric Booth, author of The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible, mentor, guru

Eric Nathan, composer & teaching artist

James Blachly, composer, conductor, teaching artist

James “Texas Shorty” Chancellor, legendary fiddler & lifelong inspiration of mine

Jason Kao Hwang, composer, violinist, improviser

Jennifer Choi, awesomely fierce violinist and teaching artist

Jessica Meyer, violist, teaching artist, entrepreneur, co-conspirator

Johnny Gimble, legendary Texas swing fiddler

Joe Deninzon, electric, jazz, & classical violinist, songwriter, producer, rocker

Jon Deak, composer, bassist, creative revolutionary

Justin Hines, composer, percussionist, teaching artist

Kenji Bunch, composer, violist, Mensch

Mark O’Connor, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator

Mark Wood, composer, electronic violin wizard, inventor, educator

Misty Tolle, French hornist, educator, teaching artist

Paola Prestini, composer

Rachel Barton Pine, virtuoso violinist, die-hard rocker, educator

Sara Caswell, consummate jazz musician & violinist

Thomas Cabaniss, animateur, composer, melodica virtuoso & pianist

Tracy Silverman, world’s leading exponent of the electric violin

Vi Wickam (Vi the Fiddler): champion fiddler, producer, web guru

Wendy Law, cellist, composer, teaching artist

William Parker, composer, multi-instrumentalist, conductor

Worthy Blogs:

Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise

My Life as a Listener: What Classical Music Taught Me about Pursuing God (by my old Music Unlocked! colleague Misty Tolle)

Sandow: Greg Sandow on the Future of Classical Music

Think Denk: The Glamorous Life of a Concert Pianist (by my old Juilliard Doctoral classmate Jeremy Denk)

Tuxedo Revolt (Embodies Many Principles of my book Reaching Out: A Musician’s Guide to Interactive Performance)

Keeping Me in Gear:

Alexander Tulchinsky, luthier, maker & maintainer of my beloved viola

Wood Violins, makers & maintainers of my six-string fretless electric viper viola

Yung Chin, bowmaker – repairman & “rehair-man” of my bows since September 1992

Professional Affiliations:

American Federation of Musicians

American String Teachers Association (ASTA)

American Viola Society