dc-matisseDavid Cain
Founder, UMEDIA, Inc. – “Towards an Unbroken Media & Art”
Composer, musician, filmmaker, author, artist, teacher…


B. S. Music Illinois State University. I studied music composition with Panamanian composer Dr. Roque Cordero. (1981)

M.A. Communication/Video. University of Illinois Springfield (1983). “Towards an Unbroken Media & Arts.”

Former Apple Computer Evangelist (1985-88). I designed one of the Apple computer choir-synth sample startup sounds.

Recording Artist-Band, Bux Da Hoota, Geffen Records (1987-1989)

Established UMEDIA (1987-present) as an award-winning multimedia company.

Founding Faculty Member of the Illinois Summer School for the Arts (1989-2005) @ Illinois State University.

Assistant Professor, Multimedia Arts, Robert Morris University. (2000-2005)

Holistic/Metaphysical Artist & Teacher (2004-present). I have studied with Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon. I am a Chopra Center certified instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation. Also studied & practice Reiki, Reflexology, Ayurveda health…

Resident Artist, Hoogland Center for the Arts. (2004-present)

Assistant Professor, 3D Animation, University of Illinois Springfield (2005-2009)

Author.  “Who Moved My Illusion?” (2009)

Co-creator in the award-winning trio, Wertico Cain & Gray featuring 7-time Grammy winner, Paul Wertico – Pat Metheny Group. (2012-present) 

Professional Memberships
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers Member

Sound Designer for the crowdsourced TV video series, Inventing The Future, won a 2012–2013 Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Achievement In Interactivity” category by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Midwest Chapter.

Winner of the Best Live Performance Album in the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (2014) for “Sound Portraits,” by Wertico Cain & Gray.