Kellermeyer, David

David M. Kellermeyer was born on August 21, 1932 in Concord, North Carolina in the parsonage where his family lived. Early piano study began with his mother, a talented pianist who played actively for worship services until her death at 92. Playing the trombone was a prominent interest beginning in the third grade.

When David’s father accepted a call to a church in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, David’s music participation continued with private piano study in Upper Sandusky and at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. After high school graduation, David entered Heidelberg College and graduated with a major in voice and a minor in piano.

Graduate study took David to Teachers College, Columbia University where degrees were earned including a Master of Arts with a major in Choral Conducting, a Professional Diploma with a concentration in Music Education, and a final degree of Doctor of Education. The doctoral dissertation centered on the Adult Church Choir. While at Columbia, David served as assistant to both Dr. Harry Robert Wilson in Choral Music and Conducting, and also assisted Dr. Norval in Church in Instrumental Conducting.

Throughout a long teaching career, Dr. Kellermeyer was a music instructor in many areas including instruction from kindergarten through graduate school in both vocal and instrumental music. Beyond teaching duties, David has served as conductor of community choruses and church choirs over many years.

After retiring from a career in education in 1991, David and Marian moved from New York to Arizona, settling in Tucson close to their children and grandchildren. David is currently serving the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Sahuarita, Arizona, as Director of Music and conductor of the singing and ringing choirs. In addition to MorningStar Music Publications, David’s choral and handbell compositions appear in the catalogs of Beckenhorst Press, Bourne Inc., Coronet Press, Harold Flammer Inc., High Meadow Music Publishing, National Music Publishers and Triune Music (Lorenz).

Choral music by David Kellermeyer