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Assistant Professor of Music. David Kendall.
Assistant Professor of Music.
David Kendall.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Historical Musicology, University of California, Riverside, 2010.
  • M.A. in Musicology, University of California, Riverside, 2007.
  • B.Mus. in Instrumental Performance, La Sierra University, 2002.

David Kendall is an historical musicologist with interests in Spanish colonial music in the former Spanish colonial world, especially the Philippines.  This research has taken him all over the United States, as well as to the Philippines and Mexico, where he has performed documentary research and presented his findings at local, national, and international conferences. 

Additionally, David is interested in organology (the study of musical instruments), with a particular focus on brass instruments in the 19th century and how they influenced the Bach and Handel revivals late in that century.  He directs a Civil War-era brass ensemble, playing on period instruments as well as modern reproductions.  This ensemble has been featured in sound tracks, and on the screen for films and television shows.

David graduated from La Sierra University in 2002 as a low brass performance major, and continues to perform in university and local ensembles on any number of brass instruments.  He also teaches the low brass studio at La Sierra, as well as maintaining a studio of scholarship students at Loma Linda Academy.

Before joining the faculty in 2014, David served as an adjunct at La Sierra from 2003–2014, a Lecturer in Music at the University of California, Riverside, from 2010–2014 and Minister of Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Riverside) from 2007–2014.

David lives in Riverside with his wife Shiela and daughters Carmina and Mikaëla.


Research Scholarship & Creative Activities: 

  • Spanish colonial liturgy in the Philippines, Spanish estilo parroquial liturgical music, organology and performance practice, Visayan-language parody songs.

E-mail: dkendall@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2128


PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Lecture on Boholano provincial church collapses and recovery, “Makibahagi sa Pagbangon” benefit concert, sponsored by Makibahagi, Corona, California, December 2013
  • Guest Appearance on Kababayan TODAY, an LA 18 television program (December 16, 2013 airing date)
  • Guest Lecture for the Graduate Musicology Association and the Graduate Seminar in Musicology – Musical Paleography (MUS 561), California State University, Long Beach, November 2013
  • Lecture on Boholano provincial church collapses and recovery, “A Benefit Night for Bohol and Typhoon Haiyan Victims” fundraiser for the Tagbilaran Association of Southern California, Inc., Los Angeles, November 2013
  • Lecture on Boholano provincial church collapses and recovery, “Dance of the Poorest, Dance for the Forest” fundraiser for Children of Mother Earth, sponsored by Makibahagi, Corona Historic Civic Center Auditorium, Corona, California, October 2013
  • “The Late Medieval Roots of Spanish Canto Figurado,” American Musicological Society Pacific Southwest Chapter Meeting, Chapman University, October 2013
  • “Reconstructing and Performing Philippine Liturgical Music in the Context of the Greater Iberian Colonial Tradition,” 8th Biennial Convention of Church Cultural Heritage Workers, José Rizal State University, Dapitan City, Philippines, May 2013
  • “Inverted Stories: Historical Parody in Filipino Novelty Songs and the Specter of Magellan,” Wed@Noon Ethnomusicology Research Papers, University of California, Riverside, April 2013
  • Musical Consultant, Saving Lincoln (film), (2013, Pictures from the Fringe, LLC), including extensive sound-track work, as well as a screen credit as the Marine Band Captain.
  • “International Repertories, Locally Interpreted: Variants and Local Performance Practices in Mass Settings in the Spanish Colonial Philippines,” American Musicological Society 78th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 2012
  • “Makibahagi and Edison Filbarkada present Fiesta Para Sa Bayan…muli”, Asian Journal (September 12, 2012) (archived at www.makibahagi.com/news-events/)
  • “International Repertories, Locally Interpreted: Variants and Local Performance Practices in Mass Settings in the Spanish Colonial Philippines,” American Musicological Society Pacific Southwest Chapter Meeting, California State University, Northridge, February 2012
  • “Is it Filipino Music? Philippine-ness in Spanish-era Roman Catholic Liturgy,” Society for Ethnomusicology 54th Annual Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2009
  • “Musicology in the Philippines: Sources and Invented Traditions,” American Musicological Society Pacific Southwest Chapter Meeting, Mt. St. Antonio College, September 2009
  • “Performance Practice and Authenticity in Philippine Musicology: First Impressions,” 6th Biennial Convention of Church Cultural Heritage Workers, Laoag City, Philippines, May 2009
  • “Is it Filipino Music?  Philippine-ness in Spanish-era Roman Catholic Liturgy,” Society for Ethnomusicology Pacific Chapter Meeting, University of California, Los Angeles, February 2009
  • ’Diwa ng Pasko’: Singing the true meaning of Christmas”, Weekend Balita (April 19-22, 2008): 44, with Shiela Castro Kendall
  • “Hispanic Music of the Philippines at UC Riverside”, Asian Journal (April 25 – May 1, 2008): B7, with Shiela Castro Kendall
  • “Encuentros/Encounters 2008: RP-Hispanic music at UC Riverside”, Weekend Balita XVII/32 (April 19-22, 2008): 21, with Shiela Castro Kendall

Other Committees and Affiliations

  • Letter of Commendation, Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines, 2013   
  • Gribbon Award, American Musical Instrument Society, 2007
  • Utley Award, Historic Brass Society, 2007
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2005-2006

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • “Reconstructing and Performing Philippine Liturgical Music in the Context of the Greater Iberian Colonial Tradition.” Pintacasi: a Journal of Church Cultural Heritage 9 (2013)
  • Review of Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation, by Christi-Ann Castro.  Music and Letters 94/3 (August 2013): 560-63.
  • The Estilo Parroquial: an International Liturgical Tradition in the Philippines.” Pintacasi: a Journal of Church Cultural Heritage 6 (2010): 58-69.
  • “Performance Practice and Authenticity in Philippine Musicology: First Impressions.”Pintacasi: a Journal of Church Cultural Heritage 5 (2009): 31-45.

2014-2015 Concert Season

Dec. 2, 2104 | 7p

WIND & PERC. CHAMBER CONCERT
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 3, 2014 | 7p

JAZZ COMBO CONCERT
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 5, 2014 | 7:30p

67th Candlelight Concert
La Sierra University Church

Dec. 7, 2014 | 7p | $15

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Featuring: Robert deMaine, cello and Orion Weiss, piano
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 10, 2014 | 7p

STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 13, 2014 | 7p

BIG BAND CONCERT
Hole Memorial Auditorium

Jan 11, 2015 | TBA | $10

MASTER CLASS SERIES: Rick Baptist, tpt 
Hole Memorial Auditorium

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