David Wilson Biography


David Wilson (BMus, Mmus) is a singer, conductor, voice teacher, senior yoga instructor/teacher trainer, breath therapist, inspirational speaker and creator of Body, Breath & Voice Integrative Therapy and The Wilson Method for Voice.

He is recognized across Canada as the leading authority on the use of Yoga, Functional Vocal Work and Breath Therapy to aid healthy singing and speaking techniques. David also offers training in asthma, COPD and anxiety relief.

He has served as Artistic Director of Vocal Alchemy, Edmonton Recorder Orchestra, The Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players (with whom he organized and conducted the Alberta premier of Thomas Tallis’ 40-part motet “Spem in Alium” and created their first CD) and Debut Opera Society, conducting Messiah, La Bohème, Carmen, La Traviata, Suor Angelica.

David is the founder and former Artistic Director of Calgary’s Spiritus Chamber Choir – winning the “International Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award” for their first or two CDs, "Crossing Bridges".

David received the Alberta Choral Federation’s Con Spirito Award in 1997, and in 2004 was invited to the Évora Cathedral Music School in Portugal to present his Master's Thesis, 'Manuel Cardoso'. Singing experience includes the Edmonton Opera Chorus for four seasons, the Banff Centre for the Arts Penderecki Festival, Duruflé Requiem, as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf for Into the Woods, and in numerous University of Alberta performances.

He runs a busy home studio, teaching voice along with therapeutic techniques for breathing issues, as well as those suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.  David is also a dynamic and engaging public speaker; he leads 30 - 40 workshops and speaking engagements a year to choirs, orchestras, singers, actors, teachers, dancers and office professionals on vocal power, creative freedom, anxiety relief, respiratory health, core strength, somatic movement and public speaking.

David currently holds positions with Edmonton Musical Theatre, Cowtown Opera Summer Academy, the University of Alberta, and the Theatre Arts program at MacEwan University.


His meditation mp3s, downloadable .pdfs, The Wilson Method Therapy Balls, and his DVD/Book The Wilson Method for Voice will all be released in 2019.