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- Doctor of Musical Arts Degree, The Ohio State University (2000-2003). Studied violin with Michael Davis, orchestra with Marshall Haddock, chamber music with Michael Davis, Laurel Butler, William Conable and Caroline Hong. DMA Document:
“Violin Performance Training at Collegiate Schools of Music and Its Relevance to the Performing Professions: A Critique and Recommendation”
- Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees, Cleveland Institute of Music (1984-1988). Studied violin with Paul Statsky and Bernhard Goldschmidt, orchestra with Carl Topilow and Louis Lane, chamber music with Anne Epperson and Eugene Gratovich.
- Undergraduate Studies, North Carolina School of the Arts (1982-1984). Studied violin with Stephen Shipps, orchestra with George Trautwein and Peter Perret, chamber music with Sally Peck and Robert Marsh
- 2005-current, Masterworks Festival, Summer Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana, Faculty and member of Festival Orchestra
- 2004-current Calvin College Faculty, Music Department
- 2004 Omaha Conservatory of Music, Faculty
- 2000-2003 Ohio State University, Graduate Teaching Associate - Orchestra Repertoire class, orchestra sectionals and violin lessons
- 1998-2000 Cleveland Institute of Music, Faculty, Music Preparatory Division
- 1995-1997 University of Connecticut, Faculty, Community School of the Arts
- 1988-1994 College of DuPage, The Nation’s largest Community College, with an enrollment of 28,862, located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Faculty, Music Department - violin lessons, Master Classes and Assistant Concertmaster of the New Philharmonic
- 1990 Birch Creek Music Festival, Summer Festival in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, Faculty - teaching violin lessons, coaching chamber music and orchestra sectionals
Violinist David Reimer is an Associate Professor of Music at Calvin College, teaching violin, chamber music, string methods and music appreciation. Dr. Reimer was appointed to the faculty in 2004 after completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, he was a Graduate Teaching Associate, teaching violin and orchestral repertoire as well as coaching orchestra sectionals. His earlier training included undergraduate studies with Stephen Shipps at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Bernard Goldschmidt at the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M. & M.M.).
Dr. Reimer’s previous teaching engagements have included Violin Faculty positions at the College of DuPage, the University of Connecticut School of the Arts, the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Division and positions with the following summer music programs: Birch Creek Music Festival in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin; Chamber Music Connection Festival in Columbus, Ohio; Knollwood Music Camp in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Masterworks Festival.
The performing experiences of Dr. Reimer are varied. He has an extensive performing knowledge of orchestral literature acquired during 18 years of professional orchestra experience. He currently plays with the Grand Rapids Symphony and the West Shore Symphony Orchestra. He has also played with the West Virginia Symphony, the Akron Symphony, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and as Concertmaster for the Mansfield (OH) Symphony. Dr. Reimer has been a founding member of I Solisti di Camera (Chicago-based string quartet) and the Olentangy String Quartet (Columbus, OH). He made his professional concerto debut in 1999, playing the Vivaldi “Winter” Concerto with the Mansfield Symphony, and in 2006 soloed in Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" with the Calvin College Orchestra on its tour of England. In addition to these classical venues, Dr. Reimer has performed in freelance groups behind the likes of Bob Hope, Victor Borge, Melissa Manchester, the Pointer Sisters, Randy Travis, Kathy Matea, the Lettermen and Mannheim Steamroller. He has also played in a number of musicals, including Oklahoma, South Pacific, Westside Story, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man and Kiss Me Kate.
Dr. Reimer is a native of Nebraska and, at age 4, was one of the first Suzuki students in that state. He went on to play in a group of Suzuki student soloists with the Lincoln Symphony and was concertmaster and a concerto soloist with the Omaha Area Youth Symphony. Writing is another feature of Dr. Reimer’s work and he has a book and several articles in various stages of publication. David C. Cook has twice published bible study guides for college-aged students by him. He is married to Alyce t. Reimer, a staffworker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and a native of Boston, Massachusetts.
Performances and Exhibitions
- 2004-current Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, David Lockington, music director
- 2004-current West Shore Symphony Orchestra, Scott Speck, music director
- 2004 Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Gary Sheldon, music director
- 1998-2004 Akron Symphony Orchestra, Ya-Hui Wang, music director
- 1998-2004 Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Sewell and Robert Franz, music directors, Acting Concertmaster and Associate Concertmaster
- 2000-2002 Olentangy String Quartet, Graduate String Quartet of The Ohio State University, Violin I and Founding Member
- 1992-1994 I Solisti di Camera, Violin I and Founding Member of String Quartet
- 2006 "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughan Williams. Calvin College Orchestra tour of England, Robert Nordling, conducting
- 1998 “Winter” from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Richard Wink, conducting
- 2005 Recital on Bach's Lunch Series at the St. Cecilia Music Society. Works by Bach, Mozart and Vaughan Williams
- 2005 Recital on Music at Mid-day Series at Park Congregational Church. Works by Brahms, Messiaen, and Stravinsky
- 2005 Faculty Recital at Calvin College. Works by Brahms, Messiaen, and Stravinsky