David Froom

Biography

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.

See his Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Froom

ACE Publications

53 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
David Froom Duo for Two Violins Two Violins
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David Froom "Manna" Variations wind ensemble
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 2 Bb trumpets, 4 horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion
David Froom Variations on an Early American Hymn Tune solo piano
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David Froom WARM ARE THE STILL AND LUCKY MILES SATB mixed choir
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David Froom Three Fantasy Dances wind ensemble
picc, 3 fl, 2 ob, eng hn, Eb cl, 3 Bb cl, alto cl, b cl, 2 bn, cbn, sop sax, al sax, ten sax, bar sax, 3 Bb trp, 4 hn, 3 trb, b trb, 2 euph, tuba, cbass, piano, timp, 3 perc
David Froom EINE KLEINE KLEINMUSIK - Etude for solo violin, viola, cello, or bass solo violin or solo viola, cello, or contrabass
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David Froom Violinetude solo violin
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David Froom HIDDEN MOTIVES flute, clarinet/bscl, violin, cello, and piano
quintet
David Froom Violetude solo viola
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David Froom Violoncelletude solo cello
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David Froom Contrabassetude solo contrabass
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David Froom Petali di Gelsomino flute, strings
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David Froom Ribbons solo flute
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David Froom Canzoni di Notte clarinet solo with chamber orchestra
picc, fl, ob, eh, bcl, bn, cbn, 2 hn, timp, 2 perc, strings
David Froom Down to a Sunless Sea string orchestra or string quintet: 1,1,1,1,1
vn 1, vn 2, va, vc, cb
David Froom BEFORE THE DAWN -
alto saxophone, piano
David Froom Circling (arr for soprano and alto saxophones) soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
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David Froom Circling (arr for alto saxophone and tenor saxophone) alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
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David Froom NIGHTSONGS Bb Clarinet and Piano
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David Froom Shades of Red - viola or cello solo viola, or solo cello
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David Froom Shades of Red - violin Violin solo
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David Froom Two Yeats Songs Soprano, violin
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