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David Wolfert

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

David is a Grammy and Emmy nominated composer, arranger, songwriter, orchestrator, producer and instrumentalist who has worked in all areas of music, including film, records, advertising and television. 


David's songs have been recorded by Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Eddie Murphy, the Four Tops, Cher, Lynn Anderson, Julio Iglesias Jr., and many others, and appear on the greatest hits collections of Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, and Dolly Parton. David has also worked as an arranger, producer, and guitarist with many icons of the music business, including Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Peter Criss, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Cash, Harry Nilsson, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Judy Collins, Brenda Russel, Don Covay, Dr. John, and many others.

David has also written music for thousands of television and radio commercials for virtually every major advertiser and has won 2 Clios for his work. His scores have appeared in numerous documentaries, television shows, and independent films.

He serves as Composer/Music Director for Goodpenny, a creative boutique made up of equal parts editorial, visual effects, and musical talent, and serves on the advisory board of Songs of Love, a charity that composes personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill children. David is also a founding member of the CMCNY, an advocacy group for composers and songwriters.

David lives in New York and has studios in New York City and Bridgehampton, Long Island.



NYU Steinhardt Songwriting will help you become the best songwriter you can be, in the genres, styles, and approaches you define.

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