David S. Fawcett is a composer and conductor. He is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the Canadian League of Composers.  He has written for orchestra, choir and band as well as songs and chamber music. Mr. Fawcett holds degrees in Music and Education from the University of Western Ontario where he studied music composition with Jean Anderson and Michael Longton. He studied opera at the Banff School, C.W. Post Summer Opera and the University of Toronto.
His professional career in composition began with a performance of Summer Storm for unaccompanied solo voice at “Music Hear and Now” in Hamilton in 1988. He has subsequently composed more than 30 concert works, most with multiple movements.

Among these are numerous songs, some with flute obligato.

Works for orchestra include The Little Romantic Symphony, Shining Water, Rhapsody and the F# Minor Piano Concerto (performed in 2009 by Valerie Tryon with Boris Brott  conducting the National Academy Orchestra). Among his choral pieces are a Magnificat (for SSATB choir and soprano soloist) and a Missa Brevis (for SATB choir and percussion) and Three Marian Carols (SATB and piano). Some choral music is published by Cypress Choral. Music for concert band  includes Three Songs of the River and A Celebration.

A classical tenor, he performed in more than 30 productions with the Canadian Opera Company and sang as a soloist in numerous oratorios and concerts. He also performed  across Canada as a member of the Tudor Singers of Montreal under conductor Wayne Ridell.

He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.