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David Hahn

Chair, Department of Commercial Music; Professor of Music and Worship


  • D.M.A. Boston University
  • M.M. Temple University
  • B.M. Nyack College


Dr. David Hahn was born to a musical family of church musicians in Minnesota. While growing up, he studied piano, violin, voice, performing actively in orchestras and in solo settings. He has had a fascination for music technology from when he was in college. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Music from Nyack College, his Masters in Music History from Temple University, and his Doctor in Music Education from Boston University. He recorded and toured for a year as a singer with Sound Alliance performing over 250 dates from 1975-76. He also studied vocal science with Dr. Donald Miller, the creator of Voce Vista, at Syracuse University.

Dr. Hahn has served and worked in many capacities, which include serving as a music minister from 1980–2000, and as an editor at The Worship Company from 1999-2002. In Nashville, he worked as a freelance engraver, violinist, guitarist, vocalist, vocal contractor, engineer, and producer, and is certified in Pro Tools. As an educator, Dr. Hahn has kept a vocal studio, teaching private voice lessons for over 30 years. Before coming to Liberty, he was a music instructor at Free Will Baptist Bible College from 2002–2007. He has been a songwriter all of his life, wrote and produced musicals for church ministries, and has recorded and produced custom and professional recordings, including his EP “Sky.” He has taken musicians to various countries including Japan, Denmark, Germany, and Côte d’Ivoire.

Dr. Hahn plays violin with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Thomas Road Baptist Church Orchestra. He has worked in musical theater as Music Director or Vocal Coach for Annie Get Your Gun, Cinderella, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Carousel, Little Women, South Pacific, Meet Me In St. Louis, Brigadoon, Little Mermaid, Secret Garden, Seussical, Drowsy Chaperone, and Crazy for You. He played the role of the Bishop in Alluvion Stage Company’s production of Les Miserables in 2013. Dr. Hahn serves as Chair of the Department of Commercial Music and Associate Professor of Music and Worship.

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