David's music has been performed at venues around the world, including Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. He is from St. Louis, Missouri and received a B.M. in composition and trumpet performance from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a M.M. and D.M.A. in composition from Michigan State University. He has studied composition with Ricardo Lorenz, W. Thomas McKenney, and Stefan Freund.

David has been honored by the BMI Student Composer Awards, the Sinquefield Family Foundation, and Michigan State University Honors Competition. He has been commissioned by the Hastings College Symphonic Band, h2 Quartet, and others.

David is one of the founders of SoundNotionTV, a podcast network featuring audio and video shows about music and the arts. He serves on the board of directors of Null-state, a non-profit organization promoting research and education in computer music. Previously, he served as president of the Central Florida Composers Forum, Director of Digital Media for the Timucua Arts Foundation, and founder and co-Artistic Director of SCENE&heard, a new music concert series at the (SCENE) Metrospace gallery in East Lansing, Michigan.

He teaches composition, theory, and technology at Wichita State University. He has previously taught at the University of Central Florida, Grand Valley State University, and Michigan State University.

Please feel free to contact me at davidmacdonaldmusic@gmail.com.

Compositions

Stumpery


For wind quintet, performed here by Alterity Wind Quintet

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Linear Geometry



For two saxophones, performed here by Jeffrey Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol

score available


Falling Up the Down Escalator



For saxophone quartet, performed here by H2 Quartet on their album Times and Spaces

score available


Greek Lyric Poems



Text translated by Sherrod Santos. Performed here by Joseph Baunoch, Marissa Olin, and Kawai Chan.

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