David Stock

Place of Birth

David Stock, composer and conductor, has been a former Composer-in-Residence of the Seattle Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony. Professor of Music at Duquesne University, where he conducts the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, he is Conductor Laureate of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, which he founded in 1976. A founding member of MOR's Advisory Board, among Stock's many commissions are two for MOR: 1999's A Vanished World, given its premiere by MOR in 2000, and his 2008 arrangement of the Chava Alberstein song, "Mayn Shvester Khaye," given its premiere the same year. A Guggenheim Fellowship winner, along with five Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, he has appeared worldwide as a guest conductor: with Australia's Seymour Group, Poland's Capella Cracoviensis and Silesian Philharmonic, Mexico's Foro Internacional de Música Nueva, and Eclipse (Beijing); and across the country: with Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Syracuse Society for New Music, Minnesota Composers Forum, American Dance Festival, New England Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble, and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, among others. Stock's compositions have been performed throughout the United States and in Europe, Mexico, Australia, China and Korea. He has recorded on CRI, Innova, Northeastern, MMC, Ocean, and Ambassador. His television credits include the theme music for the PBS series Kennedy Center Tonight.