Résumé – Curriculum Vitae
David G. Christensen
Faculty: Art Institute of Seattle School of Media 1994 to 2006. Classes taught included:
Acoustic Recording and Production: Focusing on classical and acoustic jazz. Students studied techniques for recording in different venues as well as post-production editing and mastering. I authored this class and first taught it in 2003.
Audio for Digital Media: This class covers how to record, edit and mix multimedia audio, video and MIDI . Students also explore Web, CD/CD-ROM and DVD production. I co-authored this class and first taught it in 1999.
Introduction to Audio: This general survey class covers all aspects of audio for students majoring in Audio and Video Production.
Audio Recording Sessions: In this class students recorded and produced cuts of local bands in one of the Institute’s Pro-Tools studios.
Studio Management: Students learn the business practices required to run a production studio including accounting principles, credit management, marketing and advertising. I authored this class and first taught it in 1999.
Music Theory: In this theory course for non-musicians, students gain a basic understanding of and the language skills required for music production and engineering.
Computer Applications: This was a course in general computer use, focusing on Microsoft Office applications.
Software used in these classes included Digidesign’s Pro-Tools; Sony’s Sound Forge, ACID and Vegas, Adobe’s Photoshop and Macromedia’s Dreamweaver.
I have also given short-term classes on creativity, pop composition, and personal finance at the Besant Hill School, Ojai, California and Camp Indralaya, Eastsound, Washington .
Other Professional Experience:
Centrum Foundation: Technical Director – 2007 Festival Season. Centrum is responsible for concerts and other creative activities at Ft. Warden , Port Townsend, WA. My responsibilities include the technical production of these events.
Music and Media Production: My recording work includes rock, acoustic folk, jazz and classical music as well as music for film. In 2001-2002-2005 I produced Svensson Plays Bach, Svensson Plays Mozart and Schumann & Kokkonen in Stockholm, Sweden. 2005: Resounding Joy , a CD of Elwood Bernas performing on the Port Townsend First Presbyterian Church’s 113-year-old tracker organ. I produced several CDs of the Max Aronoff Viola Festivals, at the Bastyr Chapel in the Seattle area.
I have produced many films and videos. Examples of my work can be found at
Partner: Christensen/Clement: Seattle This partnership provided business consulting and accounting for small businesses and nonprofit corporations, primarily those in the arts and human service.
Partner: Coffin/Christensen Film Productions: Seattle This company produced educational, promotional, and public relations films, videotapes, and printed media. We developed the first complete animation studio in the Northwest. My roles included writing, photography, editing and sound production. The company also released two records (the days of vinyl) of film music, both of which I produced.
Musician/Performer: (Current) I perform both as a single act (vocal, guitar, flute) and as a band member (vocal, sax, flute, bass), playing jazz and folk several times a year around the Northwest. In 1989, 1993, 1995, and again in 1998/99, I joined a Swedish guitarist/vocalist for concert tours of Sweden, performing in schools and community centers.
University of Southern California: School of Communications : B.A. in Cinema
University of Southern California: School of Communications : Post graduate work in Cinema
University of Washington Extension: General Accounting and Business Law
Recent Continuing Education
Audio Engineering Society: 113th Convention, 2002: Surround Sound Workshop
Art Institute of Seattle: Advanced Faculty Development, completed January 2001
Banff Centre for the Arts: Classical Music Producers Seminar, October 2000
Banff Centre for the Arts: Advanced Audio Workshop, April/May 1999
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity
Delta Kappa Alpha: Honorary Cinema Fraternity
Audio Engineering Society: Served on the International Education Committee and was Vice Chair of the Northwest Section.
The Recording Academy: (Grammys) Pacific NW Section, 2000 – 2006 Voting member.
The schooner Adventuress: member/volunteer crew. Sound Experience, which operates the Adventuress, provides educational cruises for all ages. I’ve been a volunteer deckhand since 2000. In 2005, I produced a fundraising informational/fundraising video of ship activities.
M Bar C Ranch: Whidbey Island. Assist in horse handling and riding instruction for participants in the Ranch programs.
Max Aronoff Viola Institute: board member/treasurer. Institute programs include an annual music retreat and a concert festival in suburban Seattle . I also produced concert CDs of their festival.
Music Center of the Northwest: board member/treasure. My activities included developing long-term goals and new avenues of growth. I revised the Center’s accounting system. I also produced the Center’s first CD, celebrating their 10th anniversary.
Orcas Island Foundation/Camp Indralaya: Eastsound, Washington, board member/presenter. I was a board member and treasurer for a total of 12 years.
Youth Care/Orion Center, Seattle, board chair, treasurer 1988-91. I also served as executive director during a reorganization of the agency. Other tasks included designing and implementing a new automated accounting system tailored to fund accounting.
Northwest AIDS Foundation, Seattle (now the Lifelong AIDS Alliance), board member. I served on the board for three years during the early years of this organization, served on the Finance Committee, and supported the staff in using the accounting software, which I designed.
Seattle Personal Transit (originally Senior Wheels), co-founder. Personal Transit was formed to address the transportation needs of seniors in Seattle
Volunteer Travel Experiences:
ESL Instructor: Yangshuo, China, Volunteer ESL teacher for the Oral English College.
Riding instructor/guide: In 2011 I was an instructor and guide for Marianna Hayworth at her horse farm in KatiKati New Zealand.
Riding instructor/guide: In 2010 I assisted Patricia Barlow-Erik at her ranch in New Mexico, gentling wild mustangs just brought in from the range.
Horse training: In 2010 I was an instructor and guide for Wilderness Experience on the West Cape in South Africa.
Riding Instruction: In 2009 I assisted in riding instruction at the Silva Riding Academy on the Island of Corfu, Greece.
ESL Instructor: Lithuania 2006, Volunteer ESL teacher for Bridges for Education in Lithuania.
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