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Susan Alexander

DAVID EISENBAND (b. 1987) is a composer, choral singer, and music educator based in Eugene, OR. He is a former director of Sospiro, a chamber choir that specializes in performing new vocal works. David won the Henry Schuman Music Prize for his song cycle Six Songs of Emily Dickinson (2010), and his music has been performed at several music festivals including the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium and Wintergreen Summer Music Academy. David is currently pursuing an MM in composition at the University of Oregon, where he studies with David Crumb and Robert Kyr, and he earned a BA in music and English at Duke University, where he studied with Stephen Jaffe, Scott Lindroth, and Anthony Kelley

Three Representative Works: Who has seen the wind? (2013), Three Dances: for string quartet (2012), and Nebraska, Early March (2013)

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Oregon Connection: I feel a strong connection to the state of Oregon. I moved here from the east coast to attend school, but I have since become rooted in Oregon. I have formed relationships with many wonderful friends, collaborators, and colleagues, and I have enjoyed - and been inspired by - the natural surroundings.


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