When All the World's a Stage but the Audience Is a Tree


  • David Buley Acadia University, Nova Scotia

Author Biography

David Buley, Acadia University, Nova Scotia

DAVID BULEY is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and in the School of Music at Acadia, where he is the Director of the Acadia University Chorus and the Acadia Vocal Ensemble. He is also the Director of Music at St. George’s Round Church in Halifax. A graduate of the University of King’s College and St. Mary’s University in Halifax, David taught music at Armbrae Academy and worked as a free-lance artist. He pursued graduate study with the generous assistance of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, The Segelberg Trust and The Charlotte B Newcombe Foundation, and now holds the degrees of M.Mus. in Sacred Music and Conducting from Westminster Choir College, in Princeton, New Jersey as well as the M.Phil. and the Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from Drew University. Former positions include Organist & Assistant Conductor of the Touring Choir of Princeton Theological Seminary, and Rehearsal Accompanist for the School of the American Repertory Ballet. In 2004 David was one of two national clinicians for the Royal Canadian College of Organists – offering workshops in Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Alberta. David is a long-time member of And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon, the Epilogue of R. Murray Schafer’s Patria cycle and in 2002 was the Music Director for performances of Schafer’s Zoroaster produced by Soundstreams Canada, and The Enchanted Forest, for Patria Music Theatre Productions, as well as the Acadia Singing Theatre production of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea in 2004.