David Broome, Music Theory and Composition

An imaginative and versatile pianist/composer, David Broome has a playful taste for all genres of music. As a creator of original works, David produces musical worlds that investigate sound and the act of performing with humor and wide-eyed curiosity. As a widely sought after interpreter of new music, David is dedicated to presenting music that is quirky and original. He takes pleasure in finding familiar moments within the unfamiliar. Like seeing faces in clouds, he accords relationships to the abstract that are unintended and cogent.


His performances have been appreciated in America, Australia, Russia and across Europe. He has been described in the New York Times as a “deft and focused performer,” as well as an artist who composes “juicily atmospheric music.” TheaterScene.net hailed his “high-smarts goofiness” and the AU Review described him as being “soaked with unbelievable talent.”


David has recorded works by Paul Simon (Concord), J.G. Thirlwell (Tzadik), John Supko (New Amsterdam), Elizabeth Brown (New World), and the members of Ensemble Pamplemousse (Carrier.) His own compositions have been presented by the MATA Festival, Borealis Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, the Frequency Festival, and the 92nd St. Y’s Fridays @ Noon. He is a frequent collaborator with Ensemble Pamplemousse, The Actors Company Theater (TACT), Random Access Music (RAM), Corky Has a Band, and the Story Pirates.

  • Education data on more that 25,000 secondary students reveals that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”

    – Source: Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theatre Arts,” 1999 Retrieved December 13, 2011 from the NAMM Foundation Web site. [/quote]