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David Hunsberger

HC (Honorary)


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Since 1983 Mr Hunsberger has been one of the assistant carilloners at the University of California (Berkeley), and during the 1999–2000 academic year was Acting University Carilloner. He studied carillon at The Riverside Church in New York City with James R. Lawson, and at the Rees Carillon in Springfield IL, with Raymond Keldermans. He holds the Berkeley Medal for distinguished service to the carillon.
His recital activity has included participation in carillon festivals in Leuvain (Belgium), Utrecht (The Netherlands), Dijon and Chambéry (France), Wellington (New Zealand), Lake Wales FL, Springfield IL, and Berkeley, as well as numerous tours in the United States, Canada, Holland, Belgium, France, and Australia.
Mr Hunsberger joined The Guild in 1974 and has not missed a congress since. He advanced in 1976 at Trinity UCC, Holland PA. He was Treasurer of The Guild during 1976–78 and 1996–2019, Recording Secretary during 1978–96, sat on its Board of Directors during 1979–94 and 2010–18, and has been chair of its legal committee since 1992. He has worked on many of its other committees, including nominations, examinations, brochure, scholarship, and world federation.
Mr Hunsberger holds the BMus degree in organ performance cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea OH, both the MMus and PhD degrees from Washington University in St Louis MO, the JD degree from the University of California (Berkeley), and (since age 20) the Associate certificate of the American Guild of Organists. He has taught music at Washington University and at Webster College in St Louis, and at the Thailand Theological Seminary in Chiang Mai. He has held the post of organist-choirmaster at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, in St Louis MO, at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara CA, and at St John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, where he played an organ by John Brombaugh. He is now organist-choirmaster at Zion Lutheran Church in Piedmont CA.
He enjoys traveling abroad and cross-country drives. He walks several miles each day along San Francisco Bay with his husband Neil. He does lots of sudoku. He is now owner of his fourth convertible. He’s not much of a cook but likes people who are.

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