Director of Performing Arts
BM University of Manitoba, MM University of Minnesota
Noted for his “rich baritone” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), David Klassen holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manitoba. As a soloist, He has been engaged by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Saskatoon Opera, and the WSO singing Rossini’s Largo al Factotum for a Canada Day audience of thirty thousand. Over the last 15 years, David has taught for Providence University College, Canadian Mennonite University, and the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music. His students have been accepted to undergraduate and graduate music programs in both Canada and the United States including University of Toronto, University of Manitoba, McGill, Boston Conservatory, and the New York Film Institute. In 2015, he was nominated for CBC’s “Manitoba Future 40” award for his work as a singer and university educator in the province, and in his home city of Steinbach where he has been acknowledged numerous times as one of the region’s greatest contributors to the Arts.