Conference 2023 – David von Kampen

about the clinician

David von Kampen is a composer/ arranger from Lincoln, Nebraska. David’s music spans a wide variety of genres and styles, including jazz, choral music, hymnody and liturgy, art song, chamber music, and musical theater.

David is a six-time Downbeat Award winner in graduate-level jazz writing categories, a three-time winner of the Vancouver Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition, and was named MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year for his song cycle “Under the Silver and Home Again.” David was the recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award, winner of the San Francisco Choral Artists New Voices Project, winner of the National Band Association’s Young Jazz Composers Competition, and received Honorable Mention in the New York Youth Symphony First Music Commissions.

David has over 60 choral and instrumental compositions and arrangements published with UNC Jazz Press,, Walton Music, Santa Barbara, G. Schirmer, Concordia Publishing House, MusicSpoke, and others.

At the University of Nebraska, David directs the award-winning UNL Jazz Singers and teaches music theory, ear training, and other courses.

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