David Conte

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David Conte has been Professor of Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1985, and Composer-in-Residence with Thick Description since 1990.

He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cornell University, where he studied with Karel Husa and Steven Stucky. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris on a Fulbright Scholarship. In 1982 he worked with Aaron Copland in preparing a study of that composer's manuscript sketches. He received a Conducting Fellowship at Aspen Music Festival, and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Fellowship. He has served on the faculties of Cornell University, Colgate University, and the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan.

He has received commissions from Chanticleer, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, and the Stockton Symphony, and has composed songs for Barbara Bonney, Thomas Hampson, and Phyllis Bryn-Julson. He is the composer of four operas, works for orchestra, and numerous works for solo organ, chorus and organ, solo voice and organ, and chorus and orchestra. Conte's music is published exclusively by E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Boston. His music is represented on numerous commercial CD recordings.

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