Folk coordinator - folk guitar, banjo, mandolin, folk ensembles
David Surette is widely acclaimed as one of New England's premiere instrumentalists and is highly regarded for his work on the guitar, mandolin and cittern. His repertoire includes original compositions, Celtic music, blues and ragtime, traditional American roots music, and folk music from a variety of traditions. Surette has released five solo recordings, as well as three duo albums with singer Susie Burke, with whom he has performed for more than 20 years. In 1994, Surette was awarded a travel grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to study the traditional music of Brittany. He has been the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship award from the NH State Arts Council, and in fall 2008 was designated a Traditional Arts Master by the Maine Arts Comission. Surette joined the Music School faculty in 1992.