Musician/Composer David performs regularly as a musician in the New Haven area. Prior to medical school, he studied music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition.
As a teenager, he had two orchestral pieces premiered by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, The Indianapolis Children's Choir premiered The Trio of Minuet, a full length original opera, with libretto by Paul Goyette, featuring children as the main characters and performers. He has several pieces for children's choir published and performed around the country.
In recent years, David has been playing mandolin, octave mandolin, and occasionally banjo with CT bluegrass band Five in the Chamber (www.5inthechamber.com), who will be coming out with an EP album in the coming months.
David has also played with a group of local music Bluegrass musicians as the East Rock Ramblers.
Most recently, David has teamed up with Hartford-based artist, guitarist, and singer, Lindsey Fyfe on a yet-to-be-named duo focusing on reimagined bluegrass classics, covers, and original songs pulling inspiration from Sarah Jarosz, Mandolin Orange, Gillian Welch and the Honey Dewdrops.
Board-Certified Psychiatrist Dr. Sasso completed his medical degree and holds a Masters in Public Health from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He now serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine and as Medical Director of the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County. He has private practices in both New Haven and Westport, CT.
Dr. Sasso has published and presented nationally on topics at the intersection of mental health, music, and the arts, and has a special interest in the use of the arts in treatment and in therapeutic modalities for performers and artists. Dr. Sasso is the founding chair of the Committee on the Arts and Humanities in the psychiatric think tank Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.
For information about the Elm City Therapeutic Center, Dr. Sasso's group practice in New Haven, CT, visit www.elmcitytc.com
For information about the Therapeutic Center for Children and Families, Dr. Sasso's group practice in New Haven, CT, visit www.tc-cf.com
For information about the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, where Dr. Sasso serves as medical director, see www.mfcgc.org