David Rentz is Associate Professor of Music at Chaffey College, where he heads the choral and vocal music programs and teaches music theory. He has also taught and conducted choral ensembles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale University, and, most recently, Pomona and Scripps Colleges, where he served as the semester-long visiting conductor of the Claremont Concert Choir and Claremont Chamber Choir (Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, spring 2017) and the Pomona College Choir (fall 2017). He is the artistic director and principal conductor of the Orchestra Collective of Orange County and co-conductor of C3LA (Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles). He also served as music director of the Orange County Symphony from 2011 to 2016 and choir director at the First Congregational Church of Riverside from 2011 to 2017.
From 2005 to 2010, he lived in New York City, where he worked as choral director at The Brearley School, a K-12 girls preparatory school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. A busy freelancer, he was also assistant conductor of the critically-acclaimed New Amsterdam Singers and a principal conductor and founding member of C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, a collectively-run ensemble devoted to performing works written in the last twenty-five years. David’s love of early music led him to found and direct Guildsingers, a professional vocal ensemble specializing in 15th-century Franco-Flemish repertoire.