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David Sartor

David Sartor received his education at the Blair School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, and the University of Tennessee, where he studied with John Anthony Lennon and the late David Van Vactor. He holds full memberships in Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, the American Music Center (artist member), ASCAP, the American Federation of Musicians, the National Association of Composers USA, the Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Composers, the American Composers Forum, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the Society of Composers, Inc., and is included in Who’s Who in American Music, The International Who’s Who in Music and Who's Who in America®. Sartor’s works are published by ECS Publishing, Shawnee Press, TRN Music, J.W. Pepper, and by his own publishing company, Metamorphic Music. Selected works are also available through Theodore Front Music Literature Inc., Van Nuys, California.

Compositions by Sartor have been featured nationally and internationally at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the International Double Bass Festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the International Music Festival in San Jose Costa Rica, The World's Largest Organ Concert, and at Carnegie Hall, with broadcast performances on National Public Radio and local affiliates. As Guest Composer, Conductor and Lecturer he has completed residencies at venues that include the Washington (D.C.) National Cathedral, Illinois State University, and California State University Bakersfield, sponsored by New York City’s Meet The Composer Foundation.

Sartor has been honored with prestigious awards which include the American Bandmasters Association's Ostwald Prize for Symphonic Wind Ensemble Music, the National Fine Arts Award, a New Music for Young Ensembles composition prize, eighteen consecutive ASCAP awards, and a “highly commended” award in England’s Oare String Orchestra Third Annual International Music for Strings Composition Contest. The recipient of multiple commissions from a variety of ensembles, his works have been performed by noted artists such as the Cincinnati, Knoxville and Brevard Symphony Orchestras, the Minneapolis Vocal Consort, bassist John Deak, soprano Cheryl Studer, organist Peter Fyfe, the Cathedral Choral Society at the Washington (D.C.) National Cathedral, and the "President's Own" United States Marine Corps Concert Band in Washington, D.C. His Metamorphic Fanfare, commissioned and premiered by Kirk Trevor and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, has received widespread critical acclaim and, along with his Concerto for Orchestra and Black Ball Counts Double, has been recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic with Robert Ian Winstin conducting for release on ERM Media's prestigious "Masterworks of the New Era" CD series.

Sartor resides in Middle Tennessee with his wife, the author Nancy Sartor.

For more information visit the composer's website.

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