Pianist, composer, and educator Dave Meder is becoming one of the prominent musical voices of his generation, with fluid technique, novel rhythmic conception, an intuitive sense of musical drama, and a breadth of stylistic influences. The winner of the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (formerly known as the Great American Jazz Piano Competition) and a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Cole Porter Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, Dave has performed at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Torino Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, among other venues both in the U.S. and abroad. As a composer, Dave is a recipient of the FirstMusic commission from the New York Youth Symphony and an honoree in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards. He holds the Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Kenny Barron and Julian Martin. An educator in his own right, Dave developed and taught the first-ever jazz piano course sequence for the Juilliard Evening Division, and he has presented his creative research at various forums including the Jazz Educators Network Conference and the WVU Keyboard Festival. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of North Texas.