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David Jefferson

David Jefferson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 19th of 1987. At three years old he moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he grew up. David's early piano instruction began with his first teacher Beverly K. Mark in 1996. He then later moved onto the delightful studio of Eleanor and Lee Santo from 1999-2005. His pre-college studies were taken with Dr. Brenda Wristen from 2004-2005. David had also taken master's classes during his high school period with Dr. James Johnson. During David's undergraduate career at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio his primary piano instructor was Dr. Sean Schulze from 2005-2008 and he had studied composition with Dr. Monica Houghton from 2008-2009. While at the institute in Ohio the professors whom he had studied with for keyboard repertory seminars/Master's classes were Dr. Dana Gooley (2005), Dr. Mary Davis (2006), and Dr. Dror Biran (2007-2008). As a graduate student at UNO he currently studies with Dr. James Johnson. From earning outstanding solo awards in the Elkhorn Music Olympics and Bellevue East Jazz Festivals to consecutive years at 'superior' in the Mid-America Music Association recitals David was a past talent in the NSMO Competitions, OMTA Young Artist Competitions, Independent Music Teacher Playoffs, and more. Some notable achievements David has received were the Provost's Special Academic Scholarship, Max and Jean Elder Endowment, President's Scholarship, Popelka Endowment, Andrew Fund, Paul Parker Scholarship, and was the first prize winner of the 2008 Lyman Piano Composition Competition at Case Western Reserve University for his Etude in A-flat minor from his first publication of compositions titled "Classical Creations". Aside from piano David also plays a wide variety of percussion instruments. He played the Xylophone and Marimba with the Millard North High School marching band and Case Western Symphonic ensembles. David has even performed and recorded with multiple World Music ensembles playing such instruments as the Indian Harmonium, African Djembe Drums, and Chinese Erhu. Outside music David is fascinated with technological innovations (being an active member of the Idea Trade Network (ITN)), medical and biomedical discoveries, biking, exercising, sports, motorcycles, movies, science fiction, culinary pleasures, writing non-fiction, video gaming, comedy, traveling, philosophy, and expanding the mind.