Dr. David Goldblatt is currently an instructor and accompanist at Austin Peay State University’s Departments of Music, Theatre, and Dance. He teaches introductory music theory courses, Music for the Dancer, and accompanies Ballet, Modern, and Jazz dance courses as well as music students and musical theatre students. His prior academic positions include Assistant Professor of Piano and Music History/Accompanist at Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS and Instructor and Accompanist at Jones College in Ellisville, MS. Dr. Goldblatt earned his PhD in Music History and Literature from the University of Florida where he also studied piano with Dr. Kevin Orr. He also earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of New Mexico where he studied with Dr. Falko Steinbach.
Dr. Goldblatt’s research interests include applications of music technology in collaborative artistry, Jewish Music of the Americas, Dance Accompaniment, and Improvisation. He has presented papers on these topics at various academic conferences including the College Music Society (CMS), the American Musicological Society (AMS), the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, the South Chapter of the American College Dance Association (ACDA), and the University of Southern Mississippi.
An active performer, David’s dance festival appearances include multiple chapters of the American College Dance Association, the Florida Dance Festival, Next Generation Ballet, the Brenau University
Summer Dance Intensive, and Collage Dance Collective. He also serves as the cantorial soloist for the High Holidays at Temple B’nai Israel in Hattiesburg, MS and works as cantor, accompanist, and choir director at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Oak Grove, KY.