Associate Professor of Music



Dr. James M. David (b. 1978) is associate professor of composition and music theory at Colorado State University. He previously taught on the faculty of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and the Georgia Governor's Honors Program. Additionally, he has served as composer-in-residence for Leon County Public Schools in Florida and ART 342 in Colo.

Among the distinctions David has earned as a composer are an ASCAP Morton Gould Award, national first-place winner in the MTNA Young Artists Composition Competition, winner of the Dallas Wind Symphony International Fanfare Competition, and national first-place winner in the NACUSA Young Composers Competition. Commissioned works include projects for Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic), John Bruce Yeh (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Robert Rumbelow (University of Illinois), Blair Bollinger (Philadelphia Orchestra), and the Commission Project of Rochester, NY. In 2009, he received a consortium commission from twelve university wind ensembles through the Atlantic Coast Conference Grant for Emerging Wind Band Composers.

His works have been selected for performance at more than twenty conferences and festivals throughout the United States, Thailand, and Japan, including the SCI National Conference, CMS conferences, the MTNA National Conference, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, two World Saxophone Congresses, and three International Clarinet Fests. As a performer, he has toured with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and has been a featured artist at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C.

Dr. David graduated with honors from the University of Georgia (B.M.Ed., M.M.) and completed his doctorate in composition and graduate certificate in music theory pedagogy at Florida State University. His former teachers include Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Ladislav Kubik, Lewis Nielson, Sammy Nestico, and William D. Davis. His music is currently available through Pebblehill Music Publishers and Lovebird Music and has been recorded for the Naxos, Summit, Luminescence, and MSR Classics labels.

ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
MTNA - Music Teachers National Association
SCI - Society of Composers, Inc.
CMS - College Music Society
NACUSA - National Association of Composers, USA