David Karp – 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 SMU’s 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.