Director of Instrumental Ensembles
Assistant Teaching Professor of Music

David Wacyk is a conductor and educator dedicated to serving students, the community, and the profession, through meaningful music-making. David serves as Director of Instrumental Ensembles and Assistant Teaching Professor of Music at the University of Missouri - St. Louis where he conducts the UMSL Orchestra, UMSL Wind Ensemble, and coordinates the “Triton Sound” Pep band. 

Prior to his arrival at UMSL, David was Director of Instrumental Music at Saint Martin’s University and taught instrumental conducting at Towson University. David holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree in Conducting from University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Western Michigan University.  David maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States. David, his wife Laurel (a choral director), and son Roger (a 6-year old Jedi Knight), are excited to relocate to St. Louis this summer. To view Dr. Wacyk’s full bio and research projects, visit

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(314) 516-5981