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Daniel KeberleDaniel Keberle

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4582
Fax: 509.777.3739
Office Location: Music Building 111


D.M.A. Arizona State University M.Mus., B.Mus. Indiana University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Jazz band; jazz improvisation; classical and jazz trumpet; jazz arranging

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Keberle has multiple jazz arrangements for jazz ensemble published by the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press. He also has composed an original jazz liturgy and self-published many special arrangements of hymns in a jazz style, which have been performed at churches around the United States.

Annually judges jazz festivals such as the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Mead HS Jazz Festival Northwest, the Columbia Basin College Jazz Festival, and the Bellevue Jazz Festival.

Received Fulbright Scholarship to direct jazz ensemble and jazz combos and teach jazz improvisation, jazz history, and jazz arranging at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist candidate (2003); candidates receive grant funding to be matched with overseas academic institutions.

Clinician for Selmer-Bach musical instrument company; conductor of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra Big Band Pops Concerts.

Music director/conductor of the Spokane Jazz Orchestra for fifteen years.

Director of the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble, which has won first place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival numerous times and was named one of the top five jazz ensembles at the Elmhurst (Chicago) Jazz Festival. The ensemble was also one of three American jazz bands invited to perform at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Under Keberleā€™s direction the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble has done multiple performance tours of Italy, Cuba, Brazil, Germany, Australia, New York City, and New Orleans.