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David Froom

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David Froom

Biography

David Froom (b. 14 December 1951, Petaluma, Calif.) is an Americna composer.

Mr. Froom received his own education at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and Columbia University, pursuing studies with Chou Wen-chung, Mario Davidovsky, Alexander Goehr, and William Kraft.

David Froom’s music has been performed extensively throughout the United States and the world by major orchestras, chamber ensembles, and soloists, including the Louisville, Seattle, Utah, League of Composers/International Society of Contemporary Music, and Chesapeake Symphony Orchestras; the United States Marine Band and Navy Band; the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, the 21st Century Consort, Boston Musica Viva, the Radius Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, Haydn Trio Eisenstadt, and the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet.

Mr. Froom is the recipient of many honors from prestigious organizations such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Academy Award, Ives Scholarship); the Guggenheim, Fromm, Koussevitzky, and Barlow Foundations; the Kennedy Center (first prize in the Friedheim Awards); the National Endowment for the Arts; the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer for 2006); and the state of Maryland (five Individual Artist Awards). He was awarded a Fulbright grant for study at Cambridge University in England, and fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, the Wellesley Composers Conference, and the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

As an educator, Froom has taught at the University of Utah, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, the University of Maryland in College Park, and, since 1989, St. Mary’s College of Maryland.


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