DAVID BERKMAN JOINS FACULTY AT QUEENS COLLEGE
After 3 years as a half-time member of the jazz faculty at the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College, C.U.N.Y.), David Berkman becomes the third full-time professor at the school, joining Michael Mossman (director of the jazz program) and Antonio Hart. Berkman’s classes include jazz harmony, vocal accompaniment and private piano lessons.
David Berkman is part of the traveling faculty of New York-based jazz musicians teaching at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Holland. In this unique program, New York faculty members each teach week-long artist-in-residencies, four times over the course of the year. Other faculty members include: Joris Teepe (director,) Don Braden, Ralph Peterson, Alex Sipiagin, Dena Derose, Freddie Bryant and Mark Gross.
"A world class clinician and a player of the highest caliber. Berkman combines intellect and instinct in strong original teaching and performances that transcend stylistic barriers."
- John Spicknall, Director of Jazz Studies Indiana State University
Workshops and master classes in a variety of subjects including: jazz composition, improvisation, small group dynamics and improvisation for large ensembles, Berkman’s workshops often utilize open (free) improvisational techniques to explore, develop and improve student's playing skills (for any style). David Berkman is an Assistant Professor at Queens College Jazz M.A. Program in Flushing, N.Y. and the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Holland. As a solo artist, or leading groups of musician/clinicians ranging in size from duo to quintet, David Berkman has appeared as an artist-in-residence at many colleges, universities and festivals including:
University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill
University of Massachusetts/Amherst
University of Iowa/Iowa City
Iowa State University/Ames
University of Northern Illinois
University of Illinois/ Champaign-Urbana
University of Northern Iowa
Kingston Community College
University of Wisconsin/Platteville
University of Wisconsin/Whitewater
University of Wisconsin/La Crosse
University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire
Indiana State University/Terre Haute
University of Wichita
Lexington MA High School
Foxborough MA High School
Napier Conservatory (Edinburgh)