David B. Wasonga
1999 – Began to study music at Carmelite Fathers in Morogoro whereby music was a compulsory subject
2002: Opted for music at Makongo High School
2003: Sat for National Exams in music and came out as the best candidate 2003 for the Form IV music students
2004-2006 : Further pursued music for A level studies at Makongo High School
2006 up to date: Continued to learn music through different literatures, e-learning and by studying works of various notable music composers.
Singing in Choir
1999 up to date : Singing at St. Secilia Choir, Ukonga Parish Dar Es Salaam
2000-2003 : Sang for students’ choir at Carmelite Fathers and at the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales
2004-2006: Sang for students’ choir at Tegeta, Makongo & Mbezi Charity (TMC) choir
Music as a career
Writing, composing, performing and conducting music
Instructs and teaches music theory elementary
Baroque and Classical music.
Also enjoying listening to other types of music (such as Bongo flavour)
Composed various pieces of music some of which are famously known in the Tanzanian catholic music indusrty
Learning the history of classical composers, African traditional music and the Catholic music in Tanzania. Currently, on an informal basis, attempting to research on the Catholic Sacred Music (its nature and how it has been evolving from time to time, how it differs from other religious music, its style of composition etc.)
Also using much time in sharing knowledge with fellow musicians on the need to have a standard music that is acceptable worldwide.
Apart from music
A lawyer by proffession and a registered advocate specialising in mortgage financing, conveyance, banking law, real estate, corporate law and intellectual property law (which he specifically aims at educating various musicians on how they can protect their works of art)
To become a model music composer for the young Tanzanian musicians