David M. Becker, Director of Bands at Lewis & Clark College since 1982, conducts the Wind Symphony, oversees wind and percussion activities, supervises student teachers, and teaches courses in music education, conducting, and jazz appreciation. He has also served multiple terms as chair of the department.
Becker has adjudicated or conducted over 200 music festivals in 19 states and Canadian provinces. His appearances as a conductor or clinician at state, regional, and national conferences include conducting several all-state bands. He is a former conductor of the Oregon Symphonic Band, Portland’s premiere adult band, and served for two years as acting director of bands at Oregon State University.