David Voss

Composer, 2017

David Voss, composer, songwriter, pianist, and vocalist. Originally from Santa Rosa, CA, David was the recipient of a Lawrence Composition Scholarship as well as a Piano Accompanying Fellowship. He has won the 2014-15 Pi Kappa Lambda Award in Composition at Lawrence, and was chosen as one of a select group of composers for the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra Composers’ Forum, in which his orchestral composition “Reaper” was recorded. He has received a number of commissions, writing an Easter cantata for St. Mark Lutheran Church as well as a mass double reed ensemble piece for the International Double Reed Society annual convention. He was a composition student at the Atlantic Music Festival, where he studied with composition professors from some of the top music schools in the country and had his Pierrot ensemble piece Tweak premiered by the AMF Contemporary Ensemble. Before that, he was a Composition Fellow at the nief-norf Summer Festival, where his quintet Porch Swing was given its world premiere. David received his Bachelor of Music in Music Theory/Composition from Lawrence University.

David Voss has studied piano with Nancy Terhorst, Catherine Kautsky and Luba Poliak and has worked as an accompanist in the voice studio of John Gates. He has taken master classes with pianists William Wellborn, Norma Brown, Roxanne Michaelian, Denise Parr-Scanlin and Stephen Thomas. Active as an accompanist working for churches, orchestras and choirs, David has performed with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra on piano and celesta.

In addition to his composition studies with Joanne Metcalf and Asha Srinivasan at Lawrence, David has also studied composition with Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Christopher Adler (University of San Diego), Brett Abigaña (New England Conservatory), Leo Wanenchak (Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory, The Walden School), Brooke Joyce (Luther College), Ben Taylor (Greenfarm Sonoma State University) and Marilyn Wilson (Music Teacher Association of California).

For more information about David, check out his website.

David Voss – life is kind of splintering
for flute, guitar, and voice