Pianist David Winkelman has appeared throughout the northeastern United States, including concerts at Alice Tully Hall, CAMI Hall and Symphony Space in New York City, as well as the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. He has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra and performed live recitals broadcast by WFLN in Philadelphia and WFDD in Winston-Salem. He and saxophonist James Kalyn have collaborated on a recording entitled Brillance, featuring virtuosic French music for saxophone and piano. Educated at The Juilliard School (B.M., M.M.) and the Manhattan School of Music (D.M.A.), his primary teachers have included Martin Canin and Yoheved Kaplinsky, and his chamber music studies have been with Samuel Sanders, Lewis Kaplan, Paul Doktor and Eleanor Schoenfeld.
In the School of Music at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Dr. Winkelman serves as assistant dean for undergraduate programs, having also held positions as the interim assistant dean for performance activities and the administrative director of Summer Music Programs. A faculty member at NCSA since 1995, his teaching has focused primarily on aural skills. He has developed a variety of materials for classroom use, including “An Introduction to Clef Reading and Solfège,” which is a systematic method for learning to read clefs, and “Foundations of Music I: Exercises for Theory and Aural Skills,” a progressive collection of exercises that creates a bridge between theory and aural skills in the NCSA Foundations of Music core curriculum. Previous faculty appointments have been in the Theory Department at the Manhattan School of Music (1991-1995) and in the Solfège Department at The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division (1988-1995).