Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2003

Whitworth Music Professor Selected as Candidate
for Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster

Whitworth Professor of Music Daniel Keberle was recently selected as a candidate for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster, a list of faculty from colleges and universities throughout the United States who are eligible to fill requests for Fulbright Senior Specialists from overseas academic institutions. Keberle will appear as a candidate on the roster for up to five years, making him eligible to receive Fulbright grants for overseas assignments of up to six weeks.

Keberle says overseas universities may select him to teach classes in the jazz-studies area, or work as an administrative consultant to help establish or improve music or jazz programs.

"I am honored to be chosen as a candidate for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program and to have this kind of respect from the international community of scholars," Keberle says.

Keberle received a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995 and spent five months directing the jazz big band and teaching courses in jazz studies at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa.

"Needless to say, this was a wonderful and enriching experience for me, and I think it was also good for the students in Cape Town to get a perspective on jazz from an American," Keberle says.

For the past 20 years, Keberle has been teaching, directing and performing on the trumpet at the professional and university level. For the past 15 years, he has served as director of jazz studies and trumpet professor at Whitworth, where he directs the award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble and teaches classical and jazz trumpet. He is also music director of the Spokane Jazz Orchestra and leader of the professional jazz quintet Viva Jazz!.

Keberle, who was awarded the Whitworth Outstanding Faculty Service Award for the 1990-91 academic year, has directed seven jazz residencies with Whitworth jazz students at music schools in Munich, Germany; Rome, Italy; Melbourne, Australia; and Havana, Cuba.

Keberle received a doctorate of musical-arts degree in trumpet performance from Arizona State University, and earned a master's degree as well as his undergraduate degree in trumpet performance from Indiana University.

The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press will soon publish two of Keberle's arrangements, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and Thelonius Monk's I Mean You. The UNC Jazz Press has published four of Keberle's jazz-choir arrangements since 1998.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Dan Keberle, professor of music, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4582 or dkeberle@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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