David L. Anderson II

Part-Time Lecturer

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About Me


“To whom much is given, much is required.”



David L. Anderson II is a professor for Gospel Ensemble at Frost School of Music as well as a respected producer, arranger, musician, and educator.

56th GRAMMY® Nominations for his work with The Runners on:

  • Best R&B Album - “Love in the Future”, John Legend

55th GRAMMY® Nominations for his work The Runners on:

  • Best R&B Album - “Beautiful Surprise”, Tamia
  • Best Rap Album - “Food and Liquor II”, Lupe Fiasco

Known for his ability to "develop the sound," Mr. Anderson has been called upon to curate the singers and musicians, in addition to arranging the vocals, for numerous televised events and performances including the Super Bowl, BET’s "S.O.S.: Saving Our Selves: Help For Haiti" Live Benefit Concert, the Historic Hampton House Concert Series and Univision Awards Show. His ear for exceptional vocalists and musicians has even secured him the opportunity to be the exclusive provider of performers for Sunday brunch at Red Rooster Overtown, a new restaurant started by acclaimed Chef Marcus Samuelsson. 

In 2005, Mr. Anderson founded R.E.AL. Music Entertainment, a music production and performance company, through which he has produced and/or written songs for artists including John Legend, Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Tamia, Luke James, Ace Hood, and Bishop Paul S. Morton. Some of these records have gone on to be featured in movies, such as Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail”, performed on live award shows, and nominated for GRAMMYs. 

Mr. Anderson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industry from the University of Miami.


Honors & Acknowledgements


Career Highlights

  • Prepared singers and arranged songs for the weekly Red Rooster Overtown Brunch Gospel Brunch
  • Producing, composing, and writing with the Grammy Award-winning production group, The Runners
  • Arranged and directed vocals for the Miami Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Eduardo Marturet (2014 and 2016)
  • Recording of “Wonderful God” featured in Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail (2010)
  • Arranged and directed live and recorded vocals for televised events including Super Bowl XLIV, BET Network’s SOS: Saving OurSelves - Help For Haiti Live Benefit Concert, Gospel Today Magazine Live Recorded Show, and Univision Awards Show
  • Performances with artists including Queen Latifah, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Eric Benet, Bishop Paul S. Morton, and Christian Daniels.


  • Composer for “It Shall Be Done” Album by New Birth Baptist Cathedral (2009)
  • Music Director and Arranger for “Nothing But Church” by Eddie Robinson (2007)
  • Musical Director and Musical Arranger for Eddie Robinson and Springfield Baptist Church’s “It’s All About the Baby” Album (2015)
  • Bishop Paul Morton Live Recording, “Wonderful God” (2009)
  • Rudolph McKissik Jr.’s Live Recording, “Thank You” (2005)

Selected Compositions & Arrangements

  • Composed and directed “New Birth” for the New Birth Live Recording (2013)
  • Composed and co-produced “Save The Night” by John Legend (2013)
  • Composed and co-produced “IOU” by Luke James (2013)
  • Composed and co-produced “I Remember” and “Down on Love” by Kelly Rowland (2013)
  • Co-produced “Thugs Fall” by Ace Hood (2013)
  • Co-produced “Heart Donor” by Lupe Fiasco (2012)
  • Composed and co-produced “Lose My Mind” by Tamia (2012)
  • Produced “Have Your Way” by JLS (2012)
  • Composed and co-produced “All of The Night” by Kelly Rowland (2011)
  • Musical production for “Wet The Bed” by Chris Brown (2011)
  • Musical production for “In Cold Blood” by Rick Ross (2009)