David Goettee: Bio

Mr. David Goettee has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park with a double major in Statistics and Economics, plus a minor in voice.

He also has:

While his double majors in college and subsequent degrees were in the technical areas of statistics, business, economics, and telecommunications, he always remained involved in singing. He had sung 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 moved to 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.

He began work on recording Hymns and Songs for Living in 1998 with Ms. Gerber-Salins at Bias, and began writing the companion book, Hymn History Stories in 1999.

When Ms. Gerber-Salins began going to graduate school, plus parttime teaching at several schools, both her time for recording at All Access Audio and David's availability became limited. That evolved into a long hiatus from completing the Hymns and Songs for Living recording and companion book.

In parallel with the above, David had various careers in:

In 2019 he retired from being manager of research projects with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That allowed David to turn his full attention to the multiple activities required to complete the Hymns and Songs for Living project, including:

To compete the Hymns and Songs for Living project:

Plans after completing the Hymns and Songs for Living project is to subsequently complete several other recorded albums previously started, and possibly to write companion publications to acompany them. A list of those projects is found at Recordings.