Herman, David

David Herman is Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music and University Organist at the University of Delaware. A native of Pennsylvania, he earned degrees from Wittenberg University, the University of Michigan and the University of Kansas. In 2007 Nashotah House Theological Seminary awarded him the degree D.Mus. (honoris causa) for his service to church music. Dr. Herman is the author of “The Life and Work of Jan Bender” as well as numerous reviews and articles for professional journals. He has served on the faculties of five “Pipe Organ Encounters” and spoke at the AGO Region III Convention in Washington on “Recruiting and Teaching the New Organist.” His presentation “The Organ Works of Samuel Wesley” was featured at the 2004 AGO National Convention in Los Angeles. Dr. Herman is active as both a composer and a recitalist, performing regularly in the United States and abroad: throughout Germany and Scotland, in Dublin, and in eleven English and Welsh cathedrals including London’s St. Paul’s, Westminster and Southwark Cathedrals and Westminster Abbey. Herman also performs on the carillon, having achieved “Carillonneur” status in the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America in 1971. His CD from Coventry Cathedral of organ works by Samuel Wesley was released in 2003 on the Redcliffe (UK) label and his recording on the UD organ, “Great Mixture!”, appeared in 2006. Herman’s new recording of choral and organ works by Hugo Distler and Jan Bender was released in 2012.

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