David Werfelmann

Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program
Assistant Professor of Music
Music Theory, Music Composition 

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David Werfelmann

David's music is heard frequently at conferences, festivals, and recitals around the United States and Europe, including the NOW HEAR Festival, several regional and national North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States convention, the CSU Fullerton New Music Festival, the Berkeley Arts Festival, the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the Los Angeles Composers Project, the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, and at concerts in Bologna and Ravenna, Italy. Among the many honors David's works have received, his orchestral work The Mad Machine won the BMI Student Composer Award in 2011.

Performers including saxophonists Kim Reese, Sara Kind, Andrew Harrison, and Alex Sellers, pianist Rafael Liebich, the Madera Quartet, the HOCKET piano duo, and the Hear Now Ensemble have commissioned works by David and frequently perform his music on solo and chamber concerts. David's works have been professionally recorded by the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, the Now Hear Ensemble, and the Barkada Quartet. Additionally, his works have been broadcasted by the public radio stations of Los Angeles (KUSC), Wisconsin (WPR), and New York (WCNY), and by the online radio station Kinetics Radio.

Originally, from Portland, Oregon, David has received degrees from the University of Southern California (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and Lawrence University (BM). In addition to writing music, David is a percussionist and committed educator having held teaching positions at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and USC Thornton School of Music.  He joins the Webster University faculty in August 2015.