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Community Highlights: Meet David Witham of Witham Section Media

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Witham.

Hi David, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
My musical journey began when my mom lured me into taking organ lessons at age seven. I never looked back! I was lucky to have grown up in Long Beach during the 60s. The school district was very strong and opportunities to get involved with music were everywhere, from Kindergarten to the 12th grade. From about the age of 12, I had a pretty clear idea that music was going to be the path for me. Went to college at Long Beach State and the New England Conservatory of Music and then came home and worked my way into the music business in Los Angeles. Toured with a variety of pop artists, including Jose Feliciano, Susan Anton, and Paul Anka. I was musical director and pianist for NEA Jazz Master George Benson for 17 years and recently toured with Barbra Streisand.

Starting in 2000, I ventured into the world of musical theater, where I was an assistant conductor for the musical version of “Lion King” and the associate conductor for the show “WICKED” at the historic Pantages Theater in Hollywood. I’ve always had an interest in visual arts such as photography and filmmaking, so in 1999 I began producing a Public Access television show centered around music and performers called “Portable Universe”. Episodes and segments from the show can be viewed at www.portableuniverse.tv as well as PADNET in Long Beach (Spectrum ch. 32 / Frontier ch. 41 and on demand @ www.padnet.tv), and they feature artists from around the world. All of this experience has evolved into my production company, Witham Section Media, where we do everything from producing records and soundtracks to creating visual presentations of your next great idea.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I’ve been blessed to be able to spend my life doing what I love. But the path of an artist is generally not a straight line. There are peaks and valleys, and you always have to be prepared to deal with rejection, but that can reveal opportunities for artistic and personal growth. Being flexible and willing to adapt to a situation are the best ways to deal with obstacles and challenges.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Witham Section Media provides world-class musicianship, meticulously maintained instruments, as well as great gear to capture the performance. In addition, we offer a variety of other musical services, including original music, arrangements, sound design, and orchestral mock-ups. We provide video services, too. With an emphasis on creative types, we can video your next concert or event, document existing art or gallery exhibitions for posterity or profile artists for EPKs or media outlets. Our field production team is comprised of video-skilled visual and musical artists, which we believe helps in capturing the essence of a performance or in documentation of an exhibit.

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1 Comment

  1. Candice Gawne

    December 7, 2020 at 19:54

    I appreciate reading about the deep talent and devoted artistry we have living hidden amongst us !

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