David Pope

Youth Orchestra Faculty

Intermezzo Strings Conductor

David Pope is Director of Orchestras at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida. Previously, Dr. Pope was an orchestra director for Maryville City Schools in Tennessee. He also served as the Executive Director of the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, and on the orchestral librarian staffs at the Aspen Summer Music Festival and Spoleto Music Festival USA.

Dr. Pope received his Bachelor's degree from The Florida State University, Master's degree from the University of South Carolina, and Ph.D. in Music Education from The Florida State University. Currently, Dr. Pope serves as a conductor and co-director at Florida State University’s String Orchestra Camp. As an active adjudicator and clinician, he has conducted honor orchestras and served as a guest artist for numerous middle and high school orchestra programs throughout the southeast. Dr. Pope has been a leader in the American String Teachers Association by serving as the President of the Florida State University ASTA chapter and on the Board of Directors in Tennessee. In 2009, Dr. Pope was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Music Educator award for the state of Tennessee.