Dr. David Madeira has served as Director of Music since 2014. Raised in Wheaton, IL, David holds undergraduate and master's degrees in Theory and Composition from Belmont University in Nashville, and a doctorate in Worship Studies (DWS) from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL. David’s doctoral thesis focused on the topic of congregational psalmody: its history, various forms, and usage in the contemporary church. His thesis culminated in the development of a new form of psalm chant for modern congregations, known as twelve-point chant. For more on David's compositions and work with congregational psalmody, visit his personal website: www.davidmadeira.com.
Director of Music, David plans and leads musical worship on Sunday
mornings, directing the choir and playing various instruments with the
band. He arranges music for our unique instrumentation, writes hymn
tunes and psalm settings, and has composed numerous works for the choirs
of St. B's.
Outside of work, David loves to hike, garden, drink coffee
and craft beer, and has a particular weak spot for hot chicken. He and
his wife, Elizabeth, and children Nathaniel, Evie, and Sonia, live in
Franklin. Click here to reach David.