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(b 1963 )

David Sanford was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and received degrees in theory and composition from the University of Northern Colorado, New England Conservatory, and Princeton University. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize, and commissions from Chamber Music America and the Koussevitzky Foundation for performers such as Speculum Musicae, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, and cellist Matt Haimovitz. In addition, his works have been performed by groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center, jazz musicians Bob Mintzer, George Garzone, and the Corvini/Iodice Roma Jazz Ensemble, and recorded on CRI, Channel Classics, and Oxingale Records.He is the leader and founder of the big band the Pittsburgh Collective and currently lives with his wife, architect Mary Yun, and their two children in Northampton, MA where he is Associate Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College.

Role: Classical Composer 
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