David Scoville is a writer, singer, actor, voice teacher, and conductor.
David has collaborated with R.J. Nestor on a number of screenplays as well as the books for three musicals. Their musical Golden Horseshoe debuted in Morgantown in 2013 and is gearing up for a statewide tour.
Since 1999 David has performed in regional theaters throughout West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania, including West Virginia Public Theater, Pittsburgh Music Theater and Opera Theater Pittsburgh. Since 2006, David has had the privilege to sing with the chorus of the Pittsburgh Opera in a number of productions.
From 2004 to 2010 David joined the faculty of Washington & Jefferson College as a lecturer in applied voice. As a conductor, David held the position of Director of Music and the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg. David also spent several years working with the Chanticleer Children's Chorus of Clarksburg, as the director of the Young Men's Choir.
David received his B.A. in Music from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He received his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from West Virginia University. He currently lives in Morgantown with his wife Kate and a trio of young screaming children.
R.J. Nestor is a writer, composer, lyricist, music director, conductor, voice teacher, and liturgical musician.
With collaborator David Scoville, R.J. has written several screenplays and the books for three musicals. Their musical Golden Horseshoe, a celebration of West Virginia's history and heritage, debuted in October 2013 and will tour the state annually starting Fall 2015. R.J. wrote music and lyrics for all three of their musicals.
R.J. has music directed over 40 musicals, including Carousel, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady with West Virginia Public Theatre. His onstage credits include Camelot (Lancelot), Seussical (Horton), and The Will Rogers Follies (Wiley Post).
R.J. has composed incidental music for Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle, Strindberg’s Ghost Sonata, and the Glitterati Productions Chicago premiere of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo. His classical compositions have been performed at venues in the United States and Europe.
R.J. is the Director of Liturgical Music at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Morgantown. He served for two seasons as Interim and Associate Conductor of the North Pittsburgh Philharmonic. He maintains a private voice studio, and is a professional piano accompanist.
R.J. holds a B.S. in Music Composition and an M.M. in Performance: Conducting from West Virginia University. He resides in Morgantown with his wife Elisha and daughter Daisy. For more information, visit www.rjnestor.com.