Recent Updates

Selected to the inaugural class of Yamaha’s 40 Under 40 for Excellence in Music Education. David Irish’s Page as well as the full list.

Participant in the 2019 International Conducting Workshop in Kroměříž, Czechia. The concert featured Irish conducting “Coriolan” by Beethoven.

Currently in 6th year as Director of Orchestras for Palo Verde High School with recent acknowledgements including acceptance to the 2020 Music for All National Festival, 2nd place in full orchestra at the 2019 ASTA National Orchestra Festival, and Music for All Affiliate Regional performances in 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017. The program grew from 55 to 153 and from two orchestras to four in first three years after taking over as director.

Currently in 1st year as Associate Director of Concert Bands at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nevada following 7 years as head director with performances at the 2015, 2018, and the cancelled 2020 Music for All National Festival on the Featured Stage of the National Concert Band Festival, as well as 2020, 2019, and 2017 MFA affiliate Regionals. Past Southern Zone chair for NMEA All-State Band, High School Rep for SNBA, and Show Band Chair for SNBA. The Palo Verde Band Program grew from 61 to 192 musicians during this time, and added two directors and two part-time employees.

Suite from ‘The Mikado’ is included in the prestigious Teaching Music Through Performance in Band Series, Volume 9.