David Ackerman

David Ackerman

 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

David Ackerman is sophisticated rock and roll. Likened to Dennis DeYoung and Luciano Pavarotti, Ackerman’s performances are punctuated by amazing versatility, performing songs by Josh Groban, Journey, Billy Joel, Adele and the Beatles, with an occasional classical piece thrown-in.


Classical crossover tenor, David Ackerman, has thrilled a wide range of audiences with his versatile performances. Classically trained at Indiana University, Ackerman founded the Christian rock band, Beracah, while in grad school. He eventually branched-out on his own, presenting solo performances and concerts.

Masterfully weaving together the contemporary and the classical, Ackerman excels in singing a variety of music, from Josh Groban to Adele to Billy Joel to Andrea Bocelli. For special music in Christian settings, Ackerman performs original songs, hymns and covers of MercyMe, Casting Crowns and Third Day. Concerts in Christian settings are a mix of quality Christian and secular music. Solo or full-band, Ackerman draws the audience closer when performing in intimate settings, while his voice and presence fill the arena in larger venues. Likened to Dennis DeYoung and Luciano Pavarotti, Ackerman provides excellence in entertainment, performed with a crystalline tenor voice.

Beyond his impressive vocal gift, Ackerman’s story is compelling as well. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, after doctors discovered a softball-sized tumor in his chest. Ackerman endured nine months of arduous tests, chemotherapy and radiation treatments before going into remission. He then triumphantly re-entered the music world, presenting a Remission Benefit Concert at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. Ackerman is grateful to God for bringing him through that time with such unsurpassing peace. He is also thankful for the gift of healing. Strong, healthy and considered cured, Ackerman strives to live to the fullest and share his gift of music with others.


David Ackerman Remission Concert
David Ackerman Best of Christmas
David Ackerman Live From The Music Mill

Set List

The style is Classical Crossover.
2-3 sets, 30-45 min in length,

Can’t Buy Me Love
February Song
NY State of Mind
Because We Believe
Sweet Spirit Mine(Original)
Sole Mio
Remember When It Rained
Already Gone
Nessun Dorma
Se Il Mio Nome
Let It Be