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Dave Schmidt, M.M.

Department Role: 
Program Director
Department Role Description: 
Commercial Music
Program or Group: 
Audio Production
Additional Roles: 
Recording Studio, DAW
Jazz Pedagogy and performance. Audio Engineering pedagogy and occupational experience.

Contact Information

Office Number: 
Phone number: 
(623) 845-3725
Office Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m.-noon
Tuesday and Thursday Noon-1 p.m.


My Biography

Dave Schmidt is the Director of Jazz Studies and instructor of Studio Music Recording classes at Glendale Community College. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University where he studied saxophone with Dr. Eugene Rousseau and jazz with David Baker. His Masters degree was earned from Arizona State University where he studied saxophone with Dr. Joseph Wytko and jazz with Chuck Marohnic. While at GCC Dave has consistently produced first rate Jazz Ensembles that have received top accolades from local and national jazz festivals. As a performer, Dave has had the privilege of performing professionally with national touring groups as well as top notch local acts. Dave is also busy as a clinician and adjudicator for local jazz festivals throughout the state.

Classes I Teach

Fall 2017
Course Name Sect Campus
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 21342 GCC MAIN
MUC196 Studio Music Recording II 21078 GCC MAIN
MUP163 Jazz Ensemble 21111 GCC MAIN
MUP163 Jazz Ensemble 21147 GCC MAIN
MUP164 Jazz Improvisation I 37510 GCC MAIN