RESUME (last update February 2018)

DAVID NEVES, Ed.D.                                                                                               E-mail:

260 Phenix Avenue      Cranston, RI  02920                                Phone: (H) 401-944-4874 © 401-226-4874


Johnson & Wales University    Doctorate in Educational Leadership 2006

Johnson & Wales University Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study – Educational Leadership   2005

Rhode Island College Post-Graduate Studies in Administration and Supervision, 1981-84

Rhode Island College Master of Arts in Teaching (Saxophone Performance), August 1981

Berklee College of Music Bachelor of Music Education, May 1976


Rhode Island K-12 Music Teacher (Life); Rhode Island Music Supervisor, K-12 (Life)

Massachusetts Fine Arts Director License

Professional Music Education Experience

University of Rhode Island   Co-ordinator of Music Education, Adjunct Professor 2017-Present

Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School     Director of Youth Wind Ensembles, 2013-Present

Rhode Island College Adjunct Instructor: Graduate Music Education 2008 - 2016

Needham Public Schools, Needham, MA  Director of Fine & Performing Arts, 2005 – 2017

Providence College Adjunct Instructor – Music Education, 2002-2005

Scituate High School Strings/Orchestra Director, 1998-2005

Scituate (RI) School Department Supervisor of Music K-12, 1979-2005

Scituate High School Band Director, 1979-2005

Scituate High School Jazz Ensemble Director, 1977-2005

Private Woodwind Instructor Saxophone-Clarinet, 1976-present

Scituate Jr. Sr. High School Choral Director, 1976-1979

Other Professional Work Experience

Professional Musician – Freelance New England Area, 1970-Present

RISQ: The Rhode Island Saxophone Quartet - 2017 - Present

Music Frameworks/National Standards Crosswalks Team – Mass Dept of Education – 2014-2016

Arts Proficiency by Portfolio Design Team      R.I. Department of Education, 2003-2005

Director of Scituate Summer School 1992-2005

​Principal Saxophone American Band of Providence, 1980-2003

Scituate High School NEASSC Self Study Chair - 1991-92, 2001-02

Scituate High School Curriculum Revision Committee, 1998-2002

Professional Activities and Honors

Massachusetts Music Educators Journal Instrumental Editor – 2012-present

Founder and Director of the Needham Community Band – 2006-present

Adjudicator at numerous RI, CT, and MA band, jazz and solo-ensemble festivals 2001-Present

Guest Conductor, clinician, throughout New England – 1995 through Present

Massachusetts Music Educators Assoc. Visionary Leadership Award - 2017

Massachusetts Music Educators Assoc. Symphony Hall Scholars Chair – 2011-2018

Massachusetts Dept of Education National Arts Standards/Ma Frameworks Crosswalk Team 2014-16

NAfME (MENC) Eastern Division President/Past President – National Executive Board   2006 - 2011

Guest Conductor, RIMEA Honors Band, 1989; RIMEA Jr. All-State Jazz, 1993, All-State Band, 2007

Consistent Superior Ratings, 1st Place, Gold Award at a wide variety of state, regional, national and international Music Festivals --- as director of the Scituate (RI) HS Bands and jazz Ensemble 1983-2005

Officer/Board Member, Rhode Island Music Educators Association, 1984-2004

Rhode Island’s “American Star of Teaching” – United States Department of Education Award, 2004

Music Proficiency Design Team Chair – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2003-2004

Rhode Island Governors Task Force on Literacy in the Arts, 2001-2003

Rhode Island Teacher of the Year, 2002   ---- Scituate Teacher of the Year, 1989 & 2001

Outstanding Band Director, Rhode Island – School Band/Orchestra Magazine, 1999

Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, 1991

Rhode Island Basic Education Plan Design Committee–Music, 1985