David Goettee: Bio

Mr. David Goettee has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park with:

He also has:

David had various careers in:

While his double majors in college, subsequent masters' degrees, and profession careers were in technical areas of statistics, business, economics, and telecommunications, etc., he always remained involved in singing. That is the catalyst that led to formation of TortoiseClimbing™.

He sang in school choirs since elementary school (when public schools had music.) As a chorus member in College, among other things he had opportunities to sing at:

After minoring in voice in college, he continued studying voice privately afterward, and continued singing both in choirs and as a soloist. His continuing interest in singing led over the years to singing at a number of public service functions in Washington, DC metro area and Annapolis, MD, including:

He began recording at Bias Recording Studio in 1990 with Mr. Bill McElroy, in 2001 he moved to working with All Access Audio to continue working with Ms. Gerber-Salins, and as of 2019 is again working with Mr. Bill McElroy, now at Slipped Disc.

TortoiseClimbing™ began producing the recording Hymns and Songs of My Mother in 1998 with Ms. Gerber-Salins at Bias, which included beginning writing the companion book, History Through 26 Hymns and Songs in 1999.

When other things in the lives of Ms. Gerber-Salins and David preempted their ability to continue working on this album, TortoiseClimbing™ had to enter a long hiatus for completing the Hymns and Songs of My Mother recording and the companion multiple projects, including the book.

His 2019 retirement from being manager of research projects with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provided the opportunity to turn full attention to TortoiseClimbing's™ multiple and expanding activities. The immediate project is completing the Hymns and Songs of My Mother project, which includes the multiple activities of:

In order to complete the Hymns and Songs of My Mother companion recording project:

TortoiseClimbing's™ near-term plans after completing the Hymns and Songs project include: mastering and restoring a recording from his high school days, update one or more previously recorded albums for public release, and possibly write companion publications to acompany them. A list of those projects is found at Recordings.

How to contact David

David can be reached via the TortoiseClimbing™ comments form on this website. At the bottom of this page, click on the link Provide Comment and it will take you to the comment form. TortoiseClimbing™ will deliver the contact information collected on that page, plus any comment you add in the comment field at the bottom of the form to David.


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