David Bebe, cello
David Bebe is an Assistant Professor of Music at the College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY) where he serves as the director of the Saint Rose String Program, cello instructor, and director of the Saint Rose Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. An active performer, Dr. Bebe appeared as a soloist with orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall as part of their Distinguished Concerts International New York series. He was also a soloist with the Miami Bach Society Orchestra, a founding member of Project Copernicus, and gave the Florida premiere of Steve Reich's "Cello Counterpoint" with the composer present.
Dr. Bebe is currently a member of the Saint Rose Camerata chamber music ensemble and has been a featured artist as part of Festival Miami and the National Foundation for the Advancement of Arts, premiering new and commissioned works written for himself and his wife Jamecyn Morey, violin (The Copernicus Duo). He has performed with Albany Pro Musica, Glens Falls Symphony, Albany Symphony, New World Symphony, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and served as principal cellist of the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Bebe received his B.M. and M.M. at Indiana University and his D.M.A in Instrumental Performance from the University of Miami.
As a string pedagogue, Dr. Bebe has been on the faculties of the Indiana University String Academy, the String Academy of Wisconsin, Young Musicians and Artists Camp (OR), the Gem State String Boot Camp (ID), and he has served as the Cello Teaching Assistant to both Mimi Zweig and Ross Harbaugh. In Albany, he teaches String Technique courses for the College of Saint Rose, co-founded the Academy for Strings and coaches string sectionals for the Empire State Youth Orchestra.
As a conductor, he is a frequent guest conductor and clinician for youth orchestra throughout NY. In addition to directing the Saint Rose Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, he has served as Associate Conductor for the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Director of the Clarke Chamber Players, and the Broward Symphony Orchestra.