He has had a long teaching career, serving on the faculties of Pomona College, Claremont Graduate School, California State University (Los Angeles and Fullerton), Whittier College, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
In 1987, McVey founded Gryphone Recordings, whose emphasis is recording live concerts for churches, regional orchestras, and educational institutions. For several years, he was recording engineer for the Redlands Organ Festival, featuring some of the most prominent artists in the organ profession.
He has performed and given master classes throughout the United States. In 1992 he first introduced his lecture Organ Recordings from the Past, which is becoming popular with organ conferences and chapters of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). In recent seasons he has presented this lecture for the Pasadena/Los Angeles AGO chapters; the San Jose (CA) AGO chapter; the conference Organ Alive! at First Congregational Church, Los Angeles; the Denver AGO chapter; and the 2004 National AGO Convention.
Besides his musical career, David McVey is a technical writer, software analyst, and free-lance Web site designer.
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