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Dave Gerhart
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  • Long Beach, CA
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    Tribute - I. Tribadacious
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    Tribute - II. ||: Tribute :||
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    Tribute - III. Djunute

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Long Beach, California
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Dr. Dave Gerhart holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California in Percussion Performance with a secondary emphasis in Music Education, Ethnomusicology, and Music Industry & Technology. Dr. Gerhart received a M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach. He has been featured on CDs with the Robin Cox Ensemble and most recently with Steven Hartke on Sonic Scenery for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. As a freelance musician, Dave has performed under Zubin Mehta, Mehli Mehta and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Kamen, Yefim Bronfman, Ray Holman, and Robert Greenidge. His principle teachers include Dr. Michael Carney, Erik Forrester, Brad Dutz and Raynor Carroll, principal percussionist of the L.A. Philharmonic. Dave is currently the director of the CSULB University Percussion Ensemble where he is also a member of the applied music faculty. His arrangements for percussion ensemble are published by Go Fish Music.

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At 3:25pm on February 21, 2010, Dave Gerhart said…
Thanks for the kind words! Check out my percussion duo at:
At 6:23am on February 21, 2010, Ansgar Kreutz said…
Hi, I like this percussion music very well!
Ansgar from Germany
At 2:32pm on November 15, 2009, Chris Dargay said…
Wow. Percussive bliss ! Nice format and presentation. Thanx.
At 6:00pm on November 13, 2009, Joshua John Fanene said…
Hello. I enjoy your work. Thanks for posting.

I see you're an ethnomusicologist. DRUMS have a special place in my heart. I salute you! ;-)

I blame my Dad --->:

Tribute (African Drum Duo) by Dave Gerhart - Mvt. 1

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