Composition Department

David Dzubay

Chair, Composition

Director, New Music Ensemble

MP3 Recordings and Videos

Capriccio for violin & piano (1998)

Chansons Innocentes for chamber ensemble (1988)

Double Black Diamond for chamber orchestra (2007)  [video]

HyPER MIX for electroacoustic tape (1991)

Kukulkan II for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2007)

Labyrinth for ensemble (1994)

Producing For A While for soprano and ensemble (2012) [video]

Projectus for trumpet and wind octet (1995)

String Quartet No. 1 "Astral" (2009)

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1992)

Two Celebratory Fanfares for six trumpets (1995)

Vision for ensemble (2000)

CDs available in Variations (when connected to the IU network):

Chansons Innocentes: David Dzubay (IU faculty and students)

dancesing in a green bay: Chamber Music of David Dzubay (Voices of Change)

David Dzubay was born in 1964 in Minneapolis, grew up in Portland, Oregon, and earned a D.M. in Composition at Indiana University in 1991. Additional studies included a fellowship in composition at Tanglewood (1990) and two summers as co-principal trumpet of the National Repertory Orchestra (1988, 1989). His principal teachers were Donald Erb, Frederick Fox, Eugene O'Brien, Lukas Foss, Allan Dean and Bernard Adelstein.

David Dzubay's music has been performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Asia. His music is published by Pro Nova Music, Dorn, and Thompson Edition and is recorded on the Sony, Bridge, Centaur, Innova, Crystal, Klavier, Gia, First Edition and Indiana University labels. Recent honors include Guggenheim, MacDowell, Yaddo, Copland House and Djerassi fellowships, the 2009 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition, the 2007 Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition, the 2005 Utah Arts Festival Commission and the 2004 William Revelli Memorial Prize from the National Band Association.

He is currently professor of music, chair of the composition department and director of the New Music Ensemble at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. Dzubay has conducted at the Tanglewood, Aspen, and June in Buffalo festivals. He has also conducted the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Greater Dallas Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music from China, Voices of Change, and an ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra. From 1995 to 1998 he served as Composer-Consultant to the Minnesota Orchestra, helping direct their "Perfect-Pitch" reading sessions, and during 2005-2006 he was Meet The Composer "Music Alive" Composer-in-Residence with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. Full Biography >>