David Joyce, MA


Applied Instructor, Commercial Voice

David Joyce, MA, is a singer/keyboard player/songwriter who has worked with the likes of Chris Isaak, Burt Bacharach, U2, Neil Young, Oasis, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Dionne Warwick, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles, Babyface, Michael Jackson, David Byrne, Richard Marx, Tim McGraw, Wyonna Judd, Frank Sinatra, Vince Gill, and Barry Manilow. He has played and sung on many television shows, including Academy Awards ’13, Family Guy, Studio 60, Passions, Saved by the Bell, and the Tonight Show. Some of the films he has sung on include: Oz-the Great and Powerful, Real Steel, Sucker Punch, The Last Airbender, Watchmen, X-men2, Wanted, Spiderman 3, the Simpsons Movie, World Trade Center, Superman Returns, King Kong, Matrix 2 & 3, There’s Something About Mary, Sixth Sense, Big, Contact, LA Story, Bill and Ted's Bogus Adventure David won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Group 1986 - Clare Fischer's "2+2 Plus". He was an adjudicator/clinician at the 2010 Reno Jazz Festival, as well as at a number of other Southern California vocal festivals. Currently, David is also teaching Studio Singing at the LAMA Academy (Pasadena); Songwriting and Vocal Performance classes at Pasadena City College, David also taught Studio Singing, and Career Building for Singers at USC, Vocal Arranging and Harmony for Vocalists at Musician's Institute; taught Master Classes for Grove's School of Music, Long Beach Poly High School, and Pro Voce (national singers and voice teachers’ organization). David has led vocal seminars in Italy for the past 9 years – several at the prestigious Verdi School in Florence, and several for the Tuscany Institute of Music and Art David has several cds of his own: Dharma Buds - world music/jazz (composer, arranger, keyboards, vocals) - with David Vito Gregoli; All Hands - inspirational/adult contemporary group (composer, arranger, keyboards, vocals) - with William Belote; two cds as a member of the wonderful jazz vocal group Vocal Nation/Wahoo Do Re, and several cds with Clare Fischer's "2 plus 2 plus". David also sang, played and arranged/produced several tracks on Natalie Cole records.


  • MA, Jazz Studies (Vocals), University of Southern California
  • BM, Composition, California State University, Northridge 1984

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)


  • Keyboards
  • Conductor/arranger
  • Vocals