David KeberleBranford, CT
David Keberle belongs to a generation of composer/performers whose musical background consists not only of a thorough classical conservatory training, but is augmented by extensive experience and understanding of today’s contemporary music and performance techniques.
After receiving a Fulbright Scholarship in composition to Italy in 1979, Keberle remained in Rome for seventeen years and worked as a free-lance composer and clarinetist specializing in new music. Many of his compositions are published and recorded by EDIPAN, Rome and BMG Ricordi, Rome.
The Italian newspaper La Stampa (Turin, Italy) recently wrote regarding his piano trio, Quattro chiachiere ed un aperitvo, “The United States composer has a profound understanding of the modern musical language and moves with ease between styles, succeeding in a convincing manner to fuse memories of the recent past, with the acquisitions of the avant garde and influences on the highest levels from the school of jazz.”
A Cd of his chamber music entitled Caught In Time was released by innova Recordings and the American Composers Forum in 2012. www.innova.mu/albums/david-keberle/caught-time
He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Music Theory from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s Degree in Composition from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston and Bachelor’s Degrees with distinction in Composition and Music Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Since 2004 he has been a member of the music faculty in the Performing and Creative Arts Department at The College of Staten Island/City University of New York, where he teaches composition, clarinet, music theory and music technology.