Profile of : Dr. David Whitman

Dr. David Whitman
General Secretary
Dr. David Whitman
San Diego, USA

Dr. David Whitman
Dr. David Whitman General-Secretary@icvc.org
About Dr. David Whitman
Dr. David Whitman is a native San Diegan raised in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a M.M. in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy from Kansas State University, and a D.M.A. in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has assisted in directing jazz ensembles at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. At Kansas State University, Dr. Whitman assisted in conducting the KSU Percussion Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble, teaching Percussion Methods and Applied Percussion, and acting as percussion instructor and arranger for the Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band. At Southern Miss he instructed the Pride Drum Line, percussion methods, applied percussion, and directed basketball pep bands. Additionally, he acts as a special percussion consultant to high schools throughout the United States.
 
Dr. Whitman is an active performer in the San Diego area of Southern California, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University. He has performed as timpanist with the Chippewa Valley Chamber Orchestra and percussionist with the Chippewa Valley and Meridian Symphony Orchestras, and was featured in the Mabel Tainter Theater’s Rising Young Artist Series.

Recent activities include a performance at the Percussive Arts Society’s Kansas Day of Percussion via video conferencing technology, a performance of David Gillingham’s Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble with the Kansas State University Symphony Band, GRAMMY adjudication, and national tours as a clinician and performer.

Dr. Whitman has been a contributing author to Percussive Notes, the scholarly journal of the Percussive Arts Society. He has received special recognition for outstanding contribution to the Kansas State University Symphony Band and Marching Band, and is a member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the National Music Honor Society of Pi Kappa Lambda, Golden Key International Honor Society, and The National Scholars Honor Society. He is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, as well as a past member of the International Association for Jazz Education and Kansas Band Master’s Association. He has published marching percussion arrangements with Gary P. Gilroy Publications, percussion ensemble compositions with Really Good Music., LLC, and is a Remo Artist/Educator.
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