David Knapp serves as Assistant Professor of Music Education at Syracuse University, where his research interests include multicultural music education, music education and Islam, community music, and music teacher education. Previously, David served as the Director of Steel Bands at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida. His steel bands have performed throughout the Eastern United States at conferences, festivals and venues. In 2008 his Leon High School Canboulay Band was selected as Grand Champion at the Virginia Beach Arts Festival Panorama. David has also taught music and music education in Abu Dhabi. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University.