David Kazimir is a native of Caldwell, New Jersey. He began his musical studies on piano with Catherine Burell and studies in organ with Janet Hein. Kazimir earned a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in 1999. While at Oberlin, he was a student of David Boe. As a recitalist he has performed in major churches and cathedrals in Boston, Cleveland, New York, and Washington, D.C., and overseas in Cambridge, England; Rhonda, Wales; Lausanne, Switzerland,and at St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.
Kazimir served at Oberlin previously as assistant director of Conservatory Admissions from 1999-2002. A member of the staff of the organ building firm of C.B. Fisk, Inc., of Gloucester, Massachusetts, from 2001-2010, Kazimir was involved in the construction of over 20 instruments including the firm’s magnum opus at the Cathedral in Lausanne, Switzerland, the first American organ in a European cathedral. From 2010-2015, he served as curator of the University Organs and Carillons and lecturer in music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington. While on the faculty at Indiana, he led several projects that enhanced and expanded the organ collection.
Kazimir lives in Oberlin and is organist and director of music at Christ Episcopal Church.