David Froom

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David Froom was born in California in 1951. His music has been performed extensively throughout the United States by major orchestras, ensembles, and soloists, including, among many others, the Louisville, Seattle, Utah, and Chesapeake Symphony Orchestras, The United States Marine and Navy Bands, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Twentieth Century Consort, the New York New Music Ensemble, violinist Curtis Macomber, and saxophonist Kenneth Tse; he also has had performances in England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Cyprus, China, and Australia. His music is available on CD on the Bridge, New Dimensions, Delos, Arabesque, Capriccio, Centaur, Sonora, Crystal, Opus 3, and Altissimmo labels.  His music is published by American Composers Alliance.

Among the many organizations that have bestowed honors on him are 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). His biography is included in Groves. He had a Fulbright grant for study at Cambridge University, and fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Wellesley Composers Conference, and the MacDowell Colony. He has taught at the University of Utah, the Peabody Conservatory, and, since 1989, St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he is professor and chair of the music department. Mr. Froom was educated at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and Columbia University. His main composition teachers were Chou Wen-chung, Mario Davidovsky, Alexander Goehr, and William Kraft.

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ACA List for David Froom

Amichai Songs (Baritone Voice and Orchestra) (2010)
Bar voice with pic.fl.ob.eh.cl.bc.bn.cbn/2.2.1.btrb/2perc/pno/str
Amichai Songs (chamber version) (2006)
baritone voice with fl (dbl. a fl), cl (dbl b cl), hn, pno, vn, va, vc
Arirang Variations (2005)
alto sax, bassoon, piano
alto saxophone, piano
Chamber Concerto (1991)
fl, cl, vibr/marimba, pno, vn, vc
Circling (2002)
flute, clarinet
Circling (arr for alto saxophone and tenor saxophone) (2014)
alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Circling (arr for soprano and alto saxophones) (2014)
soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
Colors passing through us (2011)
mezzo soprano, Bb clarinet, viola, piano
Down to a Sunless Sea (2016)
string orchestra or string quintet: 1,1,1,1,1
vn 1, vn 2, va, vc, cb
Emerson Songs (1996)
soprano with flute (dbl picc/alto fl), oboe (dbl English horn), clarinet (dbl bass clarinet), bassoon, piano, violin, viola, cello
Fantasy Dances (2000)
fl, cl, perc, pno, vn, va, vc
Kick Off! (1998)
SEPTET: 2 tpt (Eb, C), 2 hn, 2 trb, tuba OR SEXTET: 3 tpt (Eb, C, Bb), 2 trb, bass trb OR QUINTET: 2 tpt (Eb, C), hn, trb, tuba
Bb Clarinet and Piano
Piano Sonata (1980)
Piano solo


Piano Sonata 1


Piano Sonata 2
Piano Trio (2001)
Violin, Cello, Piano
Quintet for Oboe, Strings, and Piano (1994)
Ob, Vn, Vla, Vcl, Piano
Serenade (for trumpet and strings) (1994)
Trumpet, Strings: string orchestra or string quintet (bass with low C extension)
Tpt in C, 2vln, vla, vc, db
Shades of Red (2014)
Violin solo OR Viola solo OR Cello solo
Sonata for Solo Violin (2004)


Opening of "Fast and Furious"
String Quartet (1990)
String Quartet
Turn of Events (2011)
Alto Saxophone, Piano
Two Yeats Songs (2014)
Soprano, violin

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