David Tauler is the 2007 Grand Prize and Lennon Award Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for R&B. In 2009, Tauler a winner of Washington FOX 5’s DMV Idol, earning him and his band a feature on FOX Morning News. Tauler's songwriting was featured in the 2010 off-Broadway production Faces—a drama about breast cancer where Tauler's song “Hear It In Your Dreams” (available on iTunes) serves as the musical theme. Tauler is proficient in more than 15 musical instruments and has a degree in music performance from the University of Maryland where he attended on full scholarship. David Tauler, born and raised in the Washington, DC, area, works as the music teacher for Montrose Christian School in Rockville, MD. David Tauler also serves as the youth minister of his church.

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• Won SECOND PLACE at the May 11 TOP DOG competition.
• Won SECOND PLACE at the March 30 SHOW OFF competition.
• Won FIRST PLACE at the March 16 Broadway Amateur Night!


The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights an adventurous three-part program, exploring the deep musical connections between the Harlem and DC jazz scenes. Curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, Jason Moran. MORE>>


A new batch of artists won't quit until they're a star on Broadway in this special edition of Amateur Night: Broadway Night. Superstar Billy Porter, a 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Actor in a Musical for Kinky Boots, shows them how it's done with a very special performance sure to bring the roof down. MORE>>


The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.