nationally known pianist, composer, and educator, holds degrees from
Manhattan School of Music and the University of Colorado. He has also
done graduate work at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Karp
is currently Professor of Music at SMUs Meadows School of the
Arts and Director of the National Piano Teachers Institute.
As a clinician and
adjudicator, Dr. Karp has traveled the United States from Alaska to
New Hampshire, as well as internationally. He was a guest conductor
and commissioned composer for the Plymouth State College Piano
Monster Festival. He was recently honored with the establishment of
an annual David Karp Piano Festival which is held each spring at
Kilgore Junior College. In June, 2000, Dr. Karp served on the panel
of judges for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.