David Möschler has a passion for musical theater and orchestral conducting that is contagious to the musicians in his ensembles. I’ve enjoyed playing in several professional pit orchestras conducted by David. His conducting is precise, disciplined, and intelligently crafted. Rehearsals with David are efficient, well paced, respectful, and collaborative. I have the deepest respect for David’s musical direction which appears to be simultaneously intuitive and well researched. I recommended David to take over a youth orchestra conducting position I was vacating and David did a remarkable job – both the parents and students responded well to David’s musical gifts and warm teaching style. I embrace every opportunity I can to play in David’s ensembles. It is rare to find an individual who is musically gifted, organized, responsible, and holds himself to very high professional standards.
— David Campbell, music educator, conductor and trumpeter
From the get-go, Dave has been one of the Bay Area’s brightest stars in musical direction. I’ve seen him coach people with no discernible stage or musical training and get them to perform complex vocal harmonies and present the drama within the play. His piano playing is consistent and excellent, even while directing stage and orchestra, no small feat. And he is one of the few directors who know how to conduct both instrumental and vocal ensembles equally well.
His knowledge of musical theatre history is vast, and beyond that of authorities twice his age. And he knows what is important in theatre, keeping track of everything from stage direction to sound engineer to lighting to costumer. All the attention to detail has made him desirable for musical direction, and he has made it a point to work with stage directors with unique and challenging points of view. Naturally, all of us welcome the chance to work with him on future projects.
— Wes Asakawa, professional woodwind doubler, San Francisco, CA