One of the last students of legendary teacher Nadia Boulanger, David Conte has been Professor of Composition and Conductor of the Conservatory Chorus at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1985, and on the Composition Faculty of the European American Music Alliance in Paris since 2011. He is the composer of over seventy published works, including five operas, a musical, works for chorus, solo voice, orchestra, chamber music, organ, piano, guitar, and harp. With composer Todd Boekelheide, Conte co-wrote the film score for the documentary Ballets Russes, shown at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals in 2005, (now available on DVD) and composed the music for the PBS documentary, Orozco: Man of Fire in 2006, shown on the American Masters Series in the fall of 2007.
St. Olaf Choir sings "The Homecoming: In Memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr." view on YouTube
Piano Fantasy (with scrolling score)
Scott Foglesong, pianist
The Ives String Quartet plays David Conte's String Quartet No. 2, fifth movement
Upcoming Highlights for 2014
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Saturday, May 18th, 2014, 8PM, Sunday May 19th, 3PM; Tuesday, May 20th, 8PM "Everyone Sang"
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Golden Gate Men's Chorus; Joseph Piazza, conductor http://www.ggmc.org
Friday, May 22nd, 2014; 8:00
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
"Elegy for Matthew"
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club; Eugene Rogers, conductor http://ummgc.org
Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 5:30PM "Everyone Sang" song cycle for Baritone and Piano
Thayer Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles
Sam Schultz, baritone; Gloria Kim, piano
"A Hope Carol"
Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco
Susan McMane, conductor
East Coast Tour: June 2014
Tuesday, June 17th, 6PM
Marsh Chapel, Boston University Wednesday, June 18th, 7PM
George Kent Performance Hall, Westerly, RI Saturday, June 21st, 7:30PM
Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua, New York City Sunday, June 22nd, 10:30AM
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church http://www.ywcp.org/concerts-events/east-coast-tour-2014
all works published by E. C. Schirmer Music Company
"I positively reviewed Conte's opera 'Firebird Motel' in a previous issue...
here is a different side of the composer, the liturgical side...
Conte's expertise in choral writing is underscored by his 'Two Hymns'...
his restrained "Ave Maria" is a beautiful piece of writing...
his work is all the more effective for its simplicity."
Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine