David Eastmond (b. 1981) holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied clarinet, music education, composition and French language studies. He studied clarinet with Peter Stoll and composition with Chan Ka Nin, John Hawkins, and Christos Hatzis.
Growing up and residing in Brampton, Ontario, David’s passion for wind band music and educational music in general started in secondary school, and was further honed as a clarinettist playing in various local community ensembles.
David’s first wind band composition “A Sailor’s Tale” was written in his 3rd year of secondary school and enjoyed performances by ensembles such as the Longwood University Concert Band, Dr. Gordon Ring conductor.
A freelance composer, David’s music is performed by various ensembles around the world. His wind band composition “Saugeen Shores Overture” was commissioned by Southampton Summer Music and premiered by the Southampton Festival Winds, David Leach, Conductor in 2017.
David's passion for education lead him to complete a certification in Teaching English as a Second Language with International House Schools (Toronto).
David is currently a software developer and a freelance composer, clinician and educator.