David L. Jones
David L. Jones, a native Texan, studied at Texas Christian University and pursued Graduate Research at the University of North Texas. After suffering vocal difficulties over a period of years, he decided to seek out a vocal technician of Old World training. It was indeed fortunate that he found Alan R. Lindquest. It was Lindquest who helped him to understand the Old Italian School with the Swedish influence.
In 1979, Mr. Jones studied with Alan Lindquest, whose first two teachers were students of Manuel Garcia. It was Lindquest's study with Inge Börg-Iséne (a teacher of Kirsten Flagstad) and Joseph Hislop (Jussi Bjoerling's first teacher) in 1938 and 1939 that prepared him to become one of the finest technicians in the United States.
David Jones now teaches privately in New York and Amsterdam and has been a guest professor presenting master classes at various institutions of learning in the United States and Europe.
In 1989, Mr. Jones organized an Opera Ensemble which toured Europe to benefit AIDS-Hilfe of Germany. The twelve singers were the first Americans to perform at Philharmonie Hall in Berlin after the wall came down. The group also performed a sold-out performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; the first AIDS-benefit concert to make a profit in Holland.
Presently, David Jones performs master classes for the training of teachers. His understanding of the Old World training of the voice, and his knowledge of vocal science have worked together to enlighten and inspire teachers from Manhattan School of Music and the Julliard School.