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Coming from a rock guitar background, Dave Molk embarked on jazz performance until problems with tendonitis lifted his compositional focus to the forefront. He writes mainly for pitched and non-pitched percussion, combining an energized rhythmic propulsion with expressive timbres.

Dave is close friends with producer Olde Dirty Beathoven, a founding member of District New Music Coalition, Living Room Music, and a board member of New Works for Percussion Project. His research focuses on inclusive pedagogy and dismantling structural racism in music education. He advocates for undocumented communities in and outside of higher education, including designing, researching, and building the Cross Campus Organizing Network website (as of early 2019). Dave taught composition and theory at Georgetown University.