Music Resume

David Cundy
Composer, Organist, Pianist

David has been involved with music since he was six years old, learning piano and playing for his local primary school concerts and speech nights. At secondary college he became the school pianist and organist and won the music prize in his final year. He sang with  the Ballarat Choral Society and St Peter's Anglican church choir.

In Melbourne, David has sung with a number of choirs, including The Canterbury Fellowship, Tudor Choristers, Melbourne Chorale, St Peter's Eastern Hill, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, Ormond College Choir, the Choir of Trinity College and St Paul's Cathedral choir. David has also been music director at various churches, choirs and amateur musical societies. 

For a number of years David played the harp with flautist, Ann Cecil, who now works with the Phillip Glass Ensemble in New York. During this time they recorded 8 CDs with ABC Music Publishing, gave numerous concerts around Australia and New Zealand and made several tv appearances, as well as regular performances at the Victorian Arts Centre complex and played for weddings and parties. 

David now concentrates his time on composition and arranging and playing the organ for church services, funerals and weddings and playing the piano for small parties and events. He has written a lot of works for piano, instrumental and sacred choral.

Experience
Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne
July 2018 - present
Organist, Pianist

Organist and accompanist for church services, funerals and weddings. Choir Director for annual Carols Service

Anglican Parish of St Stephen and St Mary, Mount Waverley
2016 - 2018
Director of Music

Music ministry across three congregations, BCP, APBA and contemporary APBA. Together In Song, Gather Australia & other contemporary music, particularly Iona Community. Organist/pianist/Choir Director for each congregation. Co-ordinator/trainer of assistant organist, choir and instrumentalists. Arranging/writing of parts for small instrumental ensemble. Choice and preparation of music lists for Sundays & Easter/Christmas and other services as required.

Anglican Parish of St Oswald's, Glen Iris
2015 - 2016
Director of Mussic

Music ministry across APBA, Together in Song, weekly organ playing for Sunday church services, special services for Easter/Christmas, conducting/training the choir. Bi-monthly meeting with a music/worship committee.

Christ Church Brunswick
2009-2014
Director of Music

Music ministry across BCP 1928, New English Hymnal, weekly organ playing for Sunday church services, Easter/Christmas services, conducting/training the choir, weekly music lists. Recruitment, Choral scholarships, managed the parish concert program, which included international organists.

Le Pine Funerals, Camberwell
2011-2018
Organist

Occasional Organist for funerals

St John's Uniting Church, Essendon
2009-present
Organist

Occasional Organist for funerals and weddings

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1993-1998
Freelance Producer
  • 4 Lyrebird Duo recordings
  • 3 Ensemble Romantica recordings
  • 50 Years of Silence - the Story of Jan Ruff-O'Herne
  • Songbirds of Australia - ABC Orchestras
The Mastertouch Piano Roll Company
1996-1997
Recording Artist, Resident Pianist

36 rolls recorded and printed

The Windsor Hotel
1986-1987
Harpist, Pianist

Performances for lunches, afternoon teas and dinners

Federal Pacific Hotels and Casinos
1985-1987
Harpist, Pianist

Performances for lunches, afternoon teas and dinners

Move Records
1982-1985
Assistant Recording Engineer

Office assistant and recording engineer

Computer Music Resource Centre
1988-1996
Music Typesetter

Freelance typesetter for publications by Allans Music 1992, Universal Editions, Breitkopf & Hartel, 1994

Various IT companies
1997-2020
IT Support

Various IT roles in a number of companies from owner-operator to multi-national corporations 

Qualifications
Bachelor of Music
University of Melbourne, 2015
Certificate in Audio Engineering
Victorian Audio Education Centre, 1985
ITIL Foundations
VicRoads Training, 2007
Certificate in Small Business Management
Business Education Centre, 2000
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft Corporation, 2002
Train the Trainer Certificate
Adult Education Centre, 1992
Television Performance
The Today Show with Steve Lieberman
Live Solo Performance, TCN 9 National Broadcast, 6 December 1993
Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton
Live Solo Performance, ATV 10 National Broadcast, 1 February 1994
At Home with John Mangos
Live Solo Performance, HSV 7 National Broadcast, 7 February 1994
Good Morning Australia with Kerri-Anne Kennerley
Live Solo Performance, ATV 10 National Broadcast, 7 June 1995
Recordings
When Paintings Come Alive TV Series - Daniel Taylor - Your TV
Compositions "Dreamland" and "Lazy Afternoon" used on episode "Ein Plein Air", 1 August 2018
Beautiful, Relaxing Music for Harp and Flute - The Lyrebird Duo
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 4797452, © 1994
Beautiful, Relaxing Music for Harp and Flute from Ireland and other far off places - The Lyrebird Duo
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 4797832, © 1995
Beautiful, Relaxing Romantic Music for Harp and Flute - The Lyrebird Duo
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 4839572, © 1996
Reflections - The Lyrebird Duo
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 7243 8 54064 2 3, © 1996
The World's Most Beautiful Wedding Music - Ensemble Romantica
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 7243 8 59822 2 4, © 1997
The World's Most Beautiful Songs for Daydreaming - Ensemble Romantica
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 7243 4 93174 2 0, © 1998
The World's Most Beautiful Showtunes - Ensemble Romantica
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 7243 4 93173 2 1, © 1998
Songbirds of Australia
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Disc 7243 8 54611 2 5, © 1996
50 Years of Silence - Jan Ruff-O'Herne
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Cassettes 780641 177490, © 1996
Concert Tours
The Lyrebird Duo National Tour of New Zealand
By Invitation of the New Zealand Arts Council, 16 October - 8 November 1995
The Lyrebird Duo State Tour of Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales
By Invitation of state Art Galleries, November 1994
The Tudor Choristers Tour of North America
Concerts in Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and San Diego, 1988
Ormond College Choir Tour of New Zealand
Concerts in various locations throughout New Zealand, 1985
Professional Organisations
The Society of Organists (Vic) Inc.
Council Member, 2011-2019, President 2019 - present
Australian Performing Rights Association
Composer member 1993 - present
Royal College of Organists (UK)
Member, 2011 - present
Organ Historical Trust of Australia
Member, 2011-2015, 2020 -
Guild of Church Musicians (UK)
Member, 2014-2017
Choirs
The Canterbury Fellowship
Chorister, 1981-1991
The Tudor Choristers
Chorister, 1986-1992
Melbourne Chorale
Chorister, 1984-1985
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir
Chorister, 1983
St Peter's Eastern Hill
Chorister, 1981-1982
Trinity College Choir
Chorister, 1982-1983
Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Choir
Chorister, Pianist, 1991-1992
Other
Brunswick Beethoven Festival
Webmaster and Admin Assistant, 2012-2018
Godspell - Phoenix Theatre Company
Director of Music, Pianist, 1995
Godspell, Westside Story, The Wizard of Oz - Camberwell Youth Theatre
Director of Music, Pianist, 1992-1995
Harp Society of Victoria
Secretary, 1991-1994. Organised first ever National Harp Conference in Albury, 1993