David Squires

composer | leader | mentor

Composer David Squires is a long-time university professor and worship curator. He has taught on music, the arts, worship, and leadership in North America, Europe and Asia. An inspiring speaker and charismatic leader, he has a particular passion for mentoring emerging leaders.

He is Professor of Music in the School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) at Trinity Western University in Langley BC, Canada, where he was also Dean of SAMC for 15 years. He holds a B.Mus. (Hons. Performance) from Western University in London, a M.Mus. (Composition) from University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. (Composition) from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

David is deeply influenced by Celtic spirituality, and has twice spent time on the island of Iona in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, whose Celtic Christian roots go back to the sixth century.

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Gardens by David Squires

Gardens: A sacred oratorio

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Arise my Love

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news & highlights

Interview with Dr. Joel Tranquilla
(June 9, 2021)

David was interviewed by Joel Tranquilla of Canadian Chamber Choir in his series Repertoire Wednesday episode 15 to discuss his work on Set Me As a Seal Upon Your Heart.


Blog Post with Dr. Johnny Markin
(June 29, 2021)

David wrote a blog post on worship curation
for the Worship
Leader Institute

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