David Squires, Ph.D.

Professor of Music

Dr. Squires' professional experience includes over 20 years on faculty at TWU; various part-time university teaching positions; and 11 years as full-time worship pastor in various churches across Canada.

Recent Important Compositions

  • Sanctuary (SATB a cappella; 2015)
  • The Best Is Yet To Be (soprano and piano; 2014)
  • Wave After Wave (concerto for harp and orchestra, premiered April 2013)
  • Magnificat (double choir and orchestra; premiered December 2012)
  • Bright Shiny Objects (trombone quintet; 2010)
  • Where Angels Dance (concerto for violin and orchestra; premiered April 2007)
  • God Ever Breath (mezzo-soprano, flute, piano, string orchestra; premiered November 2005)
  • Table Songs (communion liturgy for flexible instrumentation; premiered November 2004)
  • Come...Help Me Lament (soprano, male choir, piano, string orchestra; multimedia work w. projected visual art by Erica Grimm-Vance; premiered Fall 2003)

  • Ph.D. (Composition) State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1993.
  • MMus (Composition) University of Toronto, 1981
  • BMus (Performance) University of Western Ontario, 1979


Composition, Music History, Christian Spirituality and New Music, Interdisciplinary Arts, Worship History and Theology, and Contemporary Worship Issues

Awards & Honors

  • Rooted and Reaching Award (administrator), TWU, August 2013

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
  • Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (formerly Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship)