David Liptak (b. 18 December 1949, Pittsburgh, Penn.) is an American composer and educator.
From 1976-1980, Professor Liptak taught composition and theory at Michigan State University. In 1980, he joined the music faculty at the University of Illinois. In 1987, Liptak was appointed to the composition faculty at the Eastman School of Music, where he is a professor of composition. He also has been on the faculty at the Seal Bay Music Festival and the Brevard Music Festival.
Liptak’s music has been performed by such ensembles as the San Francisco Symphony, Montreal Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Youngstown Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera of Illinois, and the New England Philharmonic, to name a few.
Works for Winds
- Chasm (1998)
- Folgore's Months (2010)
- Octet (2005/2015)
- Sacred Harp, The (1997)
- Soundings (1982)
- Through the Brightening Air (2017)
- David Liptak website Accessed 5 April 2016
- David Liptak, Wikipedia Accessed 5 April 2016
- Feagin, T. André. "The Sacred Harp." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 809-815. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "David Liptak." Accessed 5 April 2016.