David Macdonald

Art Discipline: 
Ossining, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 8, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009

David Macdonald holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Manhattan School of Music, an MFA degree from SUNY Purchase and a BA from St. John's College. His composition teachers have included Nils Vigeland, David Noon, Charles Jones and Joseph Webber. He is a co-director of the Locrian Chamber Players contemporary music ensemble. He has been a fellow at June In Buffalo and has participated in master classes with Lukas Foss, George Crumb, Roger Reynolds and others. Commissioners of his music include: The Elements Quartet; The Queen's Chamber Band; the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet and Zero Gravity. His works have been performed by: The Chappaqua Orchestra; Collegium Westchester; on The Hartford Commissions Concert (in Merkin Hall); Genealogies (in Rock Hall, Philadelphia); and on recitals in Chicago, Santa Fe, Israel and Taiwan. He regularly contributes music to productions of The Actors' Company Theater in New York, most recently their critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of "Home" by David Storey in 2006. He teaches at The Manhattan School of Music in the Theory and Composition Departments.