Pianist Dave Meder joins Jazz Studies Faculty

We are pleased to announce that Mr. David Meder has accepted our invitation to join the faculty of the UNT College of Music Division of Jazz Studies as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano (tenure-track) this fall.

Mr. Meder earned the Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School in 2017, where he studied with Kenny Barron and Julian Martin; the Master of Music degree in Jazz Instrumental Performance from New York University in 2015, where he studied with Mark Turner and Ari Hoenig, with coursework in film scoring and digital audio; and the B.A. in Music and Spanish and the B.S. in Political Science from The Florida State University in 2013. He has studied with Fred Hersch. Mr. Meder won first place in the Jacksonville International Jazz Piano Competition in 2013 and was a finalist in the Barry Harris National Jazz Piano Competition in 2015.

Mr. Meder is currently a faculty member in The Juilliard School’s Evening Division and Music Director at Fordham Lutheran Church in the Bronx. He served as an adjunct instructor of jazz piano at New York University.

In New York, Mr. Meder has played at Jazz at Kitano, Smalls Jazz Club, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where his group presented “The Music of Jaki Byard” this year.

To learn more about Mr. Meder’s professional biography, be sure to visit his website: www.davemeder.com.