David Berry

Professor of Musicology and Composition


David Berry is a composer whose other specialties include computers in music and musical aesthetics. He has experience and national recognition in commercial music as well as fine art music. Additional activities are conducting and sound recording production/engineering. He is a BMI-affiliated composer and publisher and has served as an American Idol judge.

Dr. Berry received his Bachelor of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music degree in composition from Converse College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of South Carolina. He also spent 14 years touring professionally and recording with the band Anthem.


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  • Bachelor of Music - University of Maryland
  • Master of Music - Converse College
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - University of South Carolina