David Berlin

David Berlin

Music Composer and Songwriter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Member Since:
April 2017
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About David

David Berlin is a composer, music educator, educational content developer and arts education consultant. He has collaborated extensively in dance-theatre and multi-artist, performances. His orchestral and chamber music and his compositions have been performed by such groups as the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Classical Symphony Orchestra, the Laureate Woodwind Quintet, the Renaissance City Woodwind Quintet, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and the Sterbrooke Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan and at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. Internationally, his work has been performed by the Cuarteto de Saxófones de Barcelona in Spain and by Ensemble HND in Sweden. His piece “DNA” is a large-scale collaborative piece with 59 other composers and video artist Patrick Liddell, and has been presented repeatedly, both nationally and internationally. 

He teaches at Carnegie Mellon University part-time where he gives an on-line theory and composition course through the Department of Special Music Programs. In addition to numerous other professional organizations for educators and composers he is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the Society of Composers.
More information can be found on his website: http://tozier.net/dberlin/website/index.html



  • Salop-Slates Award in Music Composition

  • Los Alamos Wind/String Chamber Music Award in Composition

  • PA Composers Project Award

  • 2 International Electronic Music Plus Festival Awards

  • Phi Mu Alpha, Omega Chapter Composition Contest prize

  • ASCAP, Standard Awards Panel

  • A Music of David Berlin day, Millersville University of PA

  • Special Projects Grant from the PA Council on the Arts

  • Citation of Excellence in Teaching from PA Music Educators Association

  • PA Dept. of Education Best Practices in Arts Education in Pennsylvania


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