Dr. David Fish
Chief Operating Officer (coo)
David brings to the COO role an exceptional skill set built throughout a distinguished career in music and higher education. He founded and, for nearly 20 years, directed the degree concentration in popular music as a tenured professor at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. With expertise in a range of subjects, including performance, music business, music production and technology, and music theory, David is uniquely qualified to advance IMS and the educational goals of IMS clients.
He co-founded and is a former president of the Association for Popular Music Education, the leading professional organization for educators in the field, cultivating relationships with fellow faculty of popular music across the country and intimate knowledge of their programs.
Since joining the team, David has been an integral part of IMS, working closely alongside Steven to constantly improve the quality of services we can offer to an ever-increasing group of student musicians and their families. Our clients and network of consultants praise David for being supremely knowledgeable, collaborative, and always willing to go the extra mile. Steven is grateful he’s agreed to step into this leadership role, and they are both excited for the next chapter for IMS.