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 presented a wide variety of genre-bending music at such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Barclay’s Center, Merkin Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, The 92nd St. Y, The Whitney Museum, The Stone, Roulette, and Issue Project Room, among others. He also frequently collaborates with dancers (Limon Dance Co., Maura Donohue, Dagmar Spain), theater artists (Story Pirates, TACT, Red Gloves), and comedians (the PIT, Magnet Theater, UCB) in performance. David has also been privileged to have worked with some of his favorite composers: George Lewis, Alvin Lucier, and Danny Elfman.
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.) Mister Broome has also lectured on composition and music notation at the Art Institute of Chicago, Tulane University and Southern Wesleyan University.
David’s compositions have been presented by the International Music Institute at Darmstadt (Summer 2020), the MATA Festival, Borealis Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, HI-Fi New Music, and the 92nd St. Y’s Fridays @ Noon. He has also received support from the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, New Music USA, NYSCA, and Meet the Composer. He has participated in artist residencies at the Banff Center and Avaloch Farm Music Institute, among others.
Currently residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma; David teaches composition and music theory at the Barthelmes Conservatory as well as music appreciation at Tulsa Community College and Musical Improv Comedy at The Rabbit Hole Improv.. He also freelances, where he has the pleasure of collaborating with many Tulsa-based artists. David holds a Master’s of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor’s of Music from Towson University where he studied with pianists – Phillip Kawin, Anthony de Mare and Reynaldo Reyes.