Berkshire Choral International

David Clemensen

Pianist

David Clemensen is active as a pianist, teacher, church musician, and composer.  A native Californian, he holds degrees from Chapman University, CSU Fullerton, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from USC.  The 2017-2018 season is his fifteenth as pianist for Pacific Chorale. He may be heard on several of the John Alexander Singer’s recordings, including The Radio Hour: Choral Music of Jake Heggie.

David is in demand throughout Southern California as a collaborator and coach. He has taught at Biola University and Fullerton College, and maintains a private studio as an accompanist and teacher. Often called upon to lead music for events of the C. S. Lewis Foundation, he directed the Service of Dedication for the Study Center at Lewis’ home, the Kilns, at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England.

A lifelong church musician, David is Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ontario.     His compositions have been performed by many choirs throughout the U.S, and he won the American Orff-Schulwerk competition for his William Blake setting The Tyger and the Lamb.

He joins BCI in Fullerton for the first time.