Chapter Leadership
Sub Dean

David Kiser

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David Kiser began studying piano at age ten and has received his master’s degree in piano performance at Converse College studying with Douglas Weeks. He graduated with a 4.0 and held the graduate, full scholarship assistantship in accompanying. Formerly he studied at the University of South Carolina with Charles Fugo and Marina Lomazov, having also studied at the College of Charleston with full scholarship. He won first place in first Genesis Piano Competition. He is also a proud winner of the Carolina Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. As part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival he performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 1 in Charleston and in Perugia and Spoleto, Italy. He won the Young Artist Concerto Competition at Converse College and performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Converse Symphony Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast on South Carolina Public Radio and he has performed throughout the United States.

At Anderson University he teaches theory and piano and frequently performs in departmental concerts. In 2018, he gave an all Chopin recital featuring the Four Ballades and he played Bach’s Concerto in D minor on harpsichord with the String Ensemble. During the 2018-2019 season he is the primary keyboardist for the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Other performances include a duo recital with Lisa Kiser to close the L’Organo series of the 2019 Spoleto Festival USA and a performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with the ASO.

He is the host and producer of South Carolina Public Radio’s On the Keys, a weekly statewide radio program about the piano. He resides in Greenville with his wife Lisa Kiser, the principal keyboardist of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and AU faculty member. The eldest of their children plays violin and their four-year-old is starting to play the piano.

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