David Berlin
David Berlin
Dr. David Berlin is a composer and music educator. He took two bachelors and two mastersí degrees at Carnegie Mellon University and his doctorate at West Virginia University. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Society of Composers, the Music Educators National Conference and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
For thirty-four years he was a full-time member of the music faculty at North Allegheny School District where he taught music theory, composition, electronic music AP music, multi-media arts and instrumental music. He is extremely active in service to the profession. He served on committees that wrote model music curriculum for PMEA, the NAEP committee that was a design team for the national assessment of educational progress. He worked on project PATT that is the arts and sciences assessment design group for the state of Pennsylvania. He served on the North Allegheny School District Strategic Planning Committee and other subcommittees.
After retiring from the classroom in 1999 he became involved in a myriad of other projects and activities. They range from serving as independent third-party evaluator of the Governorís Institute for Humanities Educators on behalf of the Dept. of Education to teaching theory and composition classes to students age ten and older. Dr. Berlin has been one of the adjudicators for the Governors School and is one of the reviewers of strategic plans, which are submitted by school districts to the state. David Berlin is presently one of the resident artists for the Partners in Distance Learning; a cyberspace-based enterprise dedicated to the infusion of arts activities into classrooms.
He has received numerous grants, awards and honors in both composition and in education. In 1985 He was the first music educator in district 1 to receive the PMEA Citation of Excellence. His composition titled SYNERGISM received the Salop-Slates Award for "significant contribution to wind and string chamber music literature". His music has been commissioned, performed and broadcast nationally and internationally and has been performed on many important national and international events. He has developed interactive multi-media projects for Partners in Distance Learning, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and his own classroom.
http://davidberlin.com

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