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.  His “Soundings”, a series of pedagogical compositions utilizing extended techniques for soloists and student ensembles, have been premiered by illustrious soloists including clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, violinist/violist Ida Kavafian, the German recorder collective QNG, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Horn Quartet. As a clarinetist he has performed in concerts and music festivals in North America, South America, China, Europe and the Middle East and has participated in recording sessions at IRCAM in Paris and the RAI, Italian National Radio in Rome. In addition he was one of the founders of ElectraVox Ensemble, a live electronics performance group based in Rome.

Professor Keberle is Program Coordinator for Music and Director of the Music Technology Lab and Recording Studio at the College of Staten Island where he also teaches music theory, musicianship, composition and music technology.


PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Master of Music Composition, New England Conservatory of Music

BM, Indiana University

Scholarship / Publications

A new CD of his chamber music entitled “Caught in time” is scheduled to be released by Innova Recordings and distributed by NAXOS of America in the spring of 2012.  He has been awarded a NEFA grant, an Astral Career Grant, a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Award, an Individual Artist Grant from the A.W. Mellon Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Meet the Composer Awards as well as numerous fellowships from the MacDowell and Millay Colonies. His compositions are published and recorded by EDIPAN, Rome and BMG Ricordi, Rome.