DAVID SCHOBER (b 1974 )
As an undergraduate at the Oberlin Conservatory, David Schober received a Theodore Presser Foundation grant to study history, language, and traditional arts at Yonsei University in South Korea. Recognition for his composition work includes a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Aaron Copland Award, the Wayne Peterson Composition Prize, and awards from BMI and ASCAP. He has received commissions from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Naumburg Foundation (for the Miró String Quartet), and the Fromm Foundation. His concerto Split Horizon was premiered at Carnegie Hall by the sextet Eighth Blackbird and the American Composers Orchestra. He is also the author of an analytical study of piano music by the late George Perle, a longtime professor at the City University of New York. He was an artist fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France in 2010, and has been a member of the music faculty at Queens College since 2004. He was named director of the School of Music in 2016.