David Froom


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 21st Century Consort, the New York New Music Ensemble, violinist Curtis Macomber, and saxophonist Kenneth Tse. He also 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, and on all the listening apps.  His music is published by American Composers Alliance (BMI).

Among the many organizations that bestowed honors on him were 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 taught at the University of Utah, the Peabody Conservatory, and from 1989, at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he was professor and chair of the music department until his death in 2022.  Prof. 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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ACE Publications

56 title(s)
David Froom Amichai Songs (Baritone Voice and Orchestra) Bar voice with pic.fl.ob.eh.cl.bc.bn.cbn/2.2.1.btrb/2perc/pno/str
David Froom Amichai Songs (Chamber Version) Baritone Voice with Flute (Doubling Alto Flute), Clarinet (Doubling Bass Clarinet), Horn, Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello
David Froom Arirang Variations (for Alto Sax, Bassoon, and Piano) Alto Sax, Bassoon, and pPano
David Froom Arirang Variations (for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano) Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
David Froom BEFORE THE DAWN Alto Saxophone and Piano
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 Chamber Concerto
fl, cl, vibr/marimba, pno, vn, vc
David Froom Circling - Flute, clarinet flute, clarinet
David Froom Circling - for alto saxophone and tenor saxophone Alto Saxophone and Tenor Saxophone
David Froom Circling - for soprano saxophone and alto saxophone Soprano saxophone and Alto Saxophone
David Froom Colors passing through us Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet, Viola, and Piano
David Froom Contrabassetude solo contrabass
David Froom Down to a Sunless Sea String Orchestra or String Quintet (11111)
David Froom Duo for Two Violins Two Violins
David Froom EINE KLEINE KLEINMUSIK - Etude for Solo Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass Solo Violin, Viola, Cello, or Contrabass
David Froom Emerson Songs Soprano with Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello
David Froom Fantasy Dances Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello
David Froom Flying High Alto Saxophone
David Froom HIDDEN MOTIVES Flute, Clarinet (Doubling Bass Clarinet), Violin, Cello, and Piano
David Froom Kick Off!
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
David Froom Lament for the City - for Modern Instruments Baritone, Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Guitar, Viola, Cello, and Percussion
David Froom Lament for the City - for Period Instruments Tenor, Recorder (Alto/Tenor), Tenor Lute, 2 Bass Viols, and Dulcian
David Froom Lightscapes Flute and Piano

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