BRIEF BIO, David Lloyd ben Yaacov Yehuda Klepper:
Born: 25 Jan. ‘32, New York City (Manhattan)
Education: Ann Reno, Columbia Grammar, Columbia Grammar Preparatory, M. I. T., SB EE ‘53, SM EE ‘57. Bachelors Thesis, “Diesel Locomotive Load Regulator Controls”, Masters, “A Binaural Recording System for Concert Hall Evaluation.” High-school (CGP) Manager of Football Team, two years.
Employment: Part time at MIT and summers: truck router at ice cream plant, camp counselor, transformer designer at Mystic Transformers, Winchester, MA, Test engineer, Boston and Maine Transportation Co., Student Engineer, Electro Motive Division, GM, La Grange, IL (summer 1952), ROTC Summer Camp, 1951. Activities at MIT, Editorial Staff, Tech Engineering News, Railroad Club, Model Railroad Club, Student Jewish Appeal Director for Hillel (two years).
USArmy Sig.C. Oct. ‘54 - Sep. ‘56. mostly at Fort Bragg as Assistant Audio/Radio Member, Psychological Warfare Board (testing agent radios, parachute droppable loudspeakers, mobile radio broadcasting stations, and long-range over-ground loudspeaker systems). Promoted to 1st Lieutenant, Spring 1956.
May 1957 - June 1971. Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc., Cambridge, Downers Grove IL, and NY offices, architectural acoustics consultant. New Fisher Theatre, Detroit, Jacksonville Civic Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Library, National Presbyterian Church, DC, MIT Compton Laboratory Auditorium, Longy School Library-Performance Hall, Jacksonville University Music Building, and Shaarey Zedek, Southfield, MI, among many other projects.
June 1971 Visiting scientist, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murrey Hill, NJ (electret microphone testing for teleconferencing use.)
July 1971 - June 1996. President, Klepper Marshall King Associates, Ltd., Architectural Acoustics Consultants, White Plains, NY. Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, Slee Hall, NY State University at Buffalo, Sun City, Bophutatswana, South Africa, Harlem School of the Arts, Colorado College Music Building, Young Israel of Southfield, MI, Saudi Arabia Monetary Fund buildings, Riyadh, Federal Reserve Building at Richmond, VA, Capetown, South Africa, Anglician Cathedral sound system, Ameridan Express Building, Salt Lake City, St. Thomas Church 5th Avenue, among many other projects.
Aliya to Israel July 1996. Caretaker (Shamash/Gabbai) two Jerusalem synagogues and student, 1996-2002, student at Yeshivat Beit Orot, 2002---on.
Associations: Fellow of both Audio Engineering Society and Acoustical Society of America. Board Certified Member, Institute of Noise Control Engineering. Member, Israel Acoustical Association, American Legion, Boston Street Railway Association, Branford Electric Railway Association (Director and former Acting Dispatcher), Electric Railroaders’ Association (former President), Light Railway Transport Association (UK), Market Street Railway Association. Over forty published papers in architectural acoustics, noise control, and sound system design, and Editor, Sound Reinforcement Anthologies I and II, Audio Engineering Society.
Religion: Continue affiliation with Congregation Shearith Israel, New York City (past: Rabbis de Sola Pool, Lewis Gerstein, Marc Angel, Hayyim Angel, now Meir Soloveicheck), Western Sephardic Orthodox, currently studying at Yeshivat Beit Orot, Jerusalem, a Hesder Yeshiva, Religious Zionist (Rabbis Beni Ellon, Elchanan ben Nur, Danny Isaac). Also affiliated with the Mount Zion Sephardic (Mizrachi) Congregation (Rabbis Avraham Caspi, Yaacov Naan). Also interested in religion as an art-form, including study of other religions and particularly, music for worship.
Editor Audio Engineering Society's Sound Reinforcement Anthology and Sound Reinforcement Anthology II. Co-author (with Chalmers U. Prof. Emeritus Mendel Kleiner and Albany Diocese Priest Rendell Tores)`Worship Space Acoustics, www.jrosspub.com. Papers and articles available as email no-charge return attachments: Auto Audio Entertainment Responsive to Interior Environment, A/V for Public Transit, Some Further Thoughts on Railway Noise, and multiple papers on concert hall and worship-space acoustics. Most recent articles on www.proaudioenclyclopedia.com.
Father: Dr. Julius I. Klepper, Yassi, Rumania, 1882, to New York City. 1894, lived until 1955. Physician and Surgeon at three Manhattan Hospitals, teacher at Columbia Post Graduate Center, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Educated Long Island College of Medicine, Columbia U. School of Medicine, Vienna. Affiliated with R. Stephen S. Wise’s Free Synagogue, WWII President, United Rumanian Jews of America, French Democratic Club, Democratic Party, Mason.
Mother: Frances Levitch Klepper, New York City 1892-1960. One of the two World’s first women pharmacists. Life-time nurse and bookkeeper at my father’s private practice office.
Yeshivat Beit Orot, Shmuel ben Adiya 1, Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem 97400, Israel, email: firstname.lastname@example.org