David Voss is a composer, songwriter, pianist, and vocalist currently living and working in New York. Most of his music is influenced by his upbringing as a classical pianist, featuring neotonal harmonic invention with contrapuntal relationships, frequent musical reactions to the works of past composers, and a desire to return some amount of creative agency back to the performer. His works have been performed all over the United States and at various festivals, including the Atlantic Music Festival, the fresh inc Festival, and the nief-norf Summer Festival. He has received a number of commissions, including one from the International Double Reed Society for Blowhole Rainbows and another from St. Mark Lutheran Church for The Resurrection Promise: Cantata for Easter Sunday. Various ensembles have recorded or premiered his compositions, including the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, Singer Pur, the Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, and the All Star Double Reed Band.
His work has been reviewed by multiple publications, including The Boston Musical Intelligencer, The Post-Crescent, Callosum Magazine, and The Lawrentian, in which he was praised for his “keen ear and versatility.” He has also been the recipient of a number of awards and honors, including the Pi Kappa Lambda Composition Award, which described him as, “a composer of great promise, whose artistic concepts are complex and multi-faceted.” He was also a member of the Young Composers Guild for six years through the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) and regularly had works of his performed at the MTAC annual conventions during that time.
David earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Theory/Composition at Lawrence University, where he studied composition with Joanne Metcalf, Asha Srinivasan, and Benjamin Klein, and piano with Catherine Kautsky and Luba Poliak. He is now pursuing his Master of Arts at Stony Brook University and studies composition with Perry Goldstein.