David Silberman on Set of In Search of Leidy Production David Silberman on Set of "In Search of Leidy"

Bio of David Silberman


  • Currently producing the documentary In Search of Leidy on the life of Dr. Joseph Leidy, the 19th century naturalist
  • Onscreen musician for Walt Disney's feature motion picture Secretariat
  • Film Scores
    • Camy Arnett Production Studios
      (Mattie, The Discovery)
    • Ambassador Communications LLC
      (Living the Dream)
    • Ken Anderson Films (Rescue, Mark of the Red Hand,
      and Living Legends)
    • Quadrus Media Ministries (Moody! and The Winner,
      co-produced by Broadman Films)
    • Promotional Marketing Services
      (1984 NBL Grand National BMX Championship)

Music By Design, Inc.

1973 - Present
President, Producer and Director

Manage all business operations and employees/contractors of company, including scheduling and tracking of projects from start to completion; design look and feel of music for print, and proof and edit as necessary; create original soundtracks and arrangements for video, film, radio, and recordings; and preside over recording sessions, including the directing and contracting of Louisville Orchestra musicians for sessions.


  • Directed and/or composed original soundtracks for Camy Arnett Production Studios, Ambassador Communications LLC, Ken Anderson Films, Quadrus Media Ministries and Promotional Marketing Services.
  • Created custom arrangements for Southeast Christian Church, The Blue Apple Players (children's musicals), The United Methodist Publishing House (supplemental music for children's Sunday School material), Sheet Music Magazine (piano/organ arrangements of popular tunes), Burger Queen (marching band arrangement of jingle), Louisville Arch Diocese (custom treatment of Handel's Water Music for radio and TV commercials), Allen Martin Productions (string/brass arrangements for Christian recording artist, Margaret Cloud), Louisville Visual Art Association (title credits for documentary) and The Louisville Bach Society.
  • Hand copied music for the Louisville Ballet, the Kentucky Opera Association, Louisville Orchestra, Charles Strouse, Karel Husa, Claude Baker, Paul Brink, and Phillip Rhodes
  • Typeset hundreds of pieces of music using QuarkXPress and/or Finale for the following:
    • LifeWay Christian Resources-Broadman/Genevox Music/Van Ness Press (anthems, piano pieces, instrumental, handbell)
    • Warner Bros. Publications, Inc. (method books, octavos, folios, band and orchestral scores)
    • Word, Inc. (piano/vocal books, octavos, handbell-including the entire Word Handbell Hymnal)
    • W.W. Norton and Company (college music texts-most notably Rhythm Reading by Dan Kazez)
    • Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. (octavos and orchestral works)
    • Jamey Aebersold Music (Play-A-Longs and instructional jazz books)
    • Sheet Music Magazine (piano and piano/organ pieces)
    • Presbyterian Publishing House (VBS material)
    • Willis Music Company (piano pieces)
    • Standard Publishing Company (VBS material)
    • Mel Bay Publications (instrumental pieces)
    • Praise Gathering (orchestral pieces)
    • Barbour Publishing (popular sacred melodies for devotional publications)

Blue Apple Players

September 1983 - April 1985
Music Director

Music director for children's theater group. Supervised all music and rehearsals, arranged songs for live performance of children's theatrical productions, and accompanied performers on stage with electronic keyboard.


  • Developed musical intros and exits, and all incidental music through improvisation.
  • Created lead sheets with chords for singers from director's prompts or prerecorded melodies.


May 1980 - September 1982
Graphic Artist

Served as a graphic artist for a music engraver. Daily work included paste up; inking slurs, ties, and beams; typing lyrics and performance markings; and making author's alterations.


  • Developed basic skills as a graphic artist and appreciation for good layout.
  • Gained overall knowledge of music publishing industry and tools necessary to operate a small business.


  • ASCAP Member (since 2013)
  • Member of ICVM (International Christian Visual Media Association)
  • Louisville Federation of Musicians Local 11-637


Music composition and arranging for film, orchestra/band directing, music typesetting and editing, experience playing piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, bass and trumpet; web development, project management, programming, animation, graphic design, nonlinear digital video editing, typesetting, proofreading, copy writing, editing, research and analysis

Contact David Silberman at musicdsign@gmail.com or call (502) 930-2528
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