Monday, November 4th, 2019, 7:30PM
“Of A Summer Evening”  for guitar duo
Michael Poll, Marc Teicholz, guitars
Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory

Sunday, November 24th, 2019, 3PM
“Everyone Sang:” Four Songs for Bass and Piano
Matt Boehler, bass; Mary Ellen Haupert, piano
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center; La Crosse, Wisconsin


Sunday January 26th, 2020, 5PM
“Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis”
All Saints Beverly Hills Choir, Craig Philips, choirmaster

Friday, March 13th, 2020, 8PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
Saturday, March 14th, 8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco
“September Sun”  for SATB Chorus and String Orchestra (in memorial 9/11)
Sacred and Profane; Rebecca Seaman, conductor

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, 7:30PM
Faculty Artist Recital
“American Death Ballads” for Tenor and Chamber Orchestra (world premiere)
“Sexton Songs” for Soprano and Piano
“Sonata for French Horn and Piano” (world premiere)
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano; Brian Thorsett, tenor; Kevin Rivard, horn;
Kevin Korth, piano; Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Dawn Harms, conductor
Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory

Sunday, April 19th, 2020, 5PM
“The Unknown Sea” for SATB Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (world premiere)
(poetry of Elizabeth Bishop)
Preconcert lecture with Dana Gioia and David Conte; 4PM
Washington Master Chorale, Thomas Colohan, conductor

Sunday, April 26th, 2020, 4PM
“Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis”
Cathedral of St. Philip; Atlanta Georgia; Dale Adelmann, choirmaster

Thursday, April 30th, 2020, 7:30
Friday May 1st, 2020, 7:30

“Firebird Motel” (opera in one act)
San Francisco Conservatory Opera and Musical Theatre
Heather Matthews, stage director; Curt Pajer, conductor
Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory


E.C. Schirmer Music Company

all works published by E. C. Schirmer Music Company


String Quartet #2, #8336, (String Quartet), $35.00

Marian Variations, #6535, (Harp solo), $10.00

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, #8052, $17.00

Piano Trio, #8214 (Violin Violoncello, Piano), $18.00

Chorale and Gigue, #8171 (organ solo), $8.00

Lead, Kindly Light #8250, (SATB, organ), $2.50

Three Poems of Christina Rossetti #8056, (High Voice & Piano), $15.95

Everyone Sang, #8215, (4 Songs for Bass, Piano), [Secular], $11.00

Lincoln, #8081 (Baritone Solo,  optional English Horn, Trumpet in C, Piano: Piano/Vocal Score), starting at $7.75

Lincoln, #8082, (Baritone Solo, English Horn, Trumpet in C, String Orchestra [or String Quintet] or optional Piano), [Secular]

Lincoln, #8083 (Parts)

Lincoln, #8218 (Individual Parts)

American Death Ballads. #8454, (4 Songs for High Voice and Piano), $12.25

American Death Ballads. #8455, (4 Songs for Medium Voice and Piano), $12.25

Sinfonietta (Study Score) (Full Score & Parts on Rental), #8032, (Chamber Orchestra), $19.45


Saturday, June 8th, 2019; 2:30PM
“Everyone Sang:”  a cycle of four songs for baritone and piano
Johann Schramm Reed, baritone; Taylor Chan, pianist
Center for New Music, San Francisco

Saturday, June 1st, 2019; 6PM
“Everyone Sang;” Good-bye, My Fancy;” “Invocation and Dance”
Empire Men’s Chorus Silver Anniversary GALA; Vince Peterson, conductor
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, New York, New York

Saturday, May 18th, 2019; 8PM
Sunday, May 19th, 2019; 4PM

“Goodbye, My Fancy”  for soprano saxophone and TTBB Chorus
Golden Gate Men’s Chorus;  Anders Paulsson, soprano saxophone; Joseph Piazza, conductor
Mission Dolores, San Francisco

Friday, May 3rd, 2019; 8:00PM
“Hosanna” for SATB Chorus
Swarthmore College Chorus; Joseph Gregorio, conductor
Lang Music Center

Sunday, March 17th, 2019; 3PM
“American Death Ballads” for bass-baritone and piano
Christian Pursell, bass-baritone; Cesar Canon, piano
Samper Recital Hall; Cabrillo College

Sunday, March 17th, 2019, 3PM
“September Sun” for SATB Chorus and String Orchestra
SFCM Chorus; Calvary Presbyterian Chapel Choir; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 8PM
“A Copland Portrait”
Bay Area Rainbow Symphony; Dawn Harms, conductor
Wilsey Center - Taube Atrium Auditorium, San Francisco

Saturday, March 10th, 2019; 7:30PM
First Presbyterian Church, Livermore, CA
Sunday, March 11th, 2019; 3PM
Trinity Lutheran Church, Pleasanton, CA
“Dance”  from “Invocation and Dance” 
Valley Concert Choral; 
Daniel Glover, Dominic Pang, pianists
John Emory Bush, conductor

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, 7:30PM
Berkeley Hillside Club
Monday, March 4th, 2019, 7:30PM
SF Conservatory Recital Hall
“Sonata for Clarinet and Piano”
Left Coast Ensemble
Jerome Simas, clarinet
Eric Zivian, piano

Friday, March 1st, 2019, 7:30PM
“September Sun” (in memory of those who perished on 9/11)
West Shore Chorale; John Drotleff, conductor
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019; 7:30PM
“Everyone Sang”  Four Songs for Baritone and Piano
Andrew Garland, baritone; Kelly Kuo, piano
Homer Rainey Hall, Jessen Auditorium, University of Texas at Austin

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Works of David Conte
SFCM Concert Hall

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019; 7:30PM
First Congregational Church; Berkeley, CA
Sunday, February 24th, 2019; 5PM
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
“Madrigals for the Seasons” (World Premiere)
Cappella SF; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019; 5PM 
“Aria and Fugue:”  for Cello and Piano
Emil Miland, cello; Eric Choate, piano
Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin; San Francisco

Thursday, February 14th, 2019; 7:30PM
“i thank you God”  for SATB Chorus and Chamber Ensemble
Plano West Senior High School; Kathy Hackett, conductor
TMEA Convention; San Antonio, TX

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
“Sinfonietta for Eleven Instruments” (New York premiere)
Sinfonietta of Riverdale; Mark Mandarano, conductor
Christ Church Riverdale; Bronx, NY

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018; 7:30
“Christmas Intrada”  for SATB Chorus, Brass Quintet, and Organ
San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Davies Symphony Hall

Monday, December 17th, 2018, 7:30PM
“Sinfonietta for 11 Instruments,”  Michail Thompson, conductor
ARC Benefit Concert
SFCM Concert Hall

Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 4:00PM
“The Harper’s Song” for SSAA Chorus, Cello, and Piano (World Premiere)
Young Women’s Choral Projects; Susan McMane, conductor; Emil Miland, Cello; Margaret Halbig, piano
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

Sunday, December 9th, 2018, 7:30
“The Harper’s Song” for SSAA Chorus, Cello, and Piano (World Premiere)
Young Women’s Choral Projects; Susan McMane, conductor; Emil Miland, Cello; Margaret Halbig, piano
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA

Thursday, December 6th, 2018, 10AM
“The Gift of the Magi” 
an opera in one act
Viva La Musica Opera Company
Chandler Center for the Arts; Randolph, VT

Fri-Sun, November 30th, December 1st, December 2nd, 2018, 8PM
Solo Opera
“The Gift of the Magi” 
an opera in one act
Lesher Center for the Arts; Walnut Creek, CA

Friday, November 30th, 2018; 7:30
“The Gift of the Magi” (opera in one act)
Monett Performing Arts Center
Missouri State University; Springfield, MO

Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 11AM
David Higgs, organ
Walter Holtkamp, Jr. Memorial Concert
Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art

Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 7:30PM
“In Praise of Music” 
San Francisco Girls’ Chorus; Valerie Sainte-Agathe, conductor
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 7PM
“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”
Joshua Trio:  Emil Miland, cello; Meredith Clark, harp; Ann Moss, soprano
Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco

Friday, July 27th, 2018
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (world premiere)
Bear Valley Music Festival, CA
Emil Miland, cello;  Michael Morgan, conductor

Thursday, July 5th, 2018; 7:30
Todd Wilson, organist
AGO National Convention, Kansas City

Sunday, June 10th, 2018, 7PM
“The Composer” 
Choral Chameleon; Vince Peterson, conductor
National Sawdust Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, 8:30PM
“Pastorale and Toccata”
David Higgs, Organist
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Sunday, May 13th, 2018, 4PM
“Aria and Fugue” for Cello and Organ
Emil Miland, cello; Jerome Link, organ
Second Sunday Organ Recital Series
Mission Dolores, San Francisco

Sunday, May 6th, 2018; 7PM
Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, 7:30PM
SFCM Recital Hall
“The Composer” 
Choral Chameleon; Vince Peterson, conductor

Saturday, April 28th, 2018
“Of A Summer Evening” for Guitar Duo
Marc Teicholz, Michael Partington, guitars
Peninsula Guitar Series
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, San Mateo, CA

Saturday, April 28th, 2018; 4:00PM
Saturday, May 5th, 2018; 4:00PM

“Three Mexican Folk Songs” 
All Saints Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, CA
Peninsula Women’s Chorus;  Martin Benvenuto, conductor

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018; 3PM
“The Dream of Martin Luther King” 
UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble; UC  Berkeley Alumni Chorus; Robert Calonico, conductor
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Wednesday, April 18th, 7:30PM, 2018
Pankonin Art Song Showcase, SFCM Concert Hall
“Three Nash Settings”  for mezzo-soprano and piano (World Premiere)
Catherine Cook, mezzo-soprano; Steven Bailey, piano

Sunday, April 15th, 2018; 3:00
“Pastorale and Toccata”
David Higgs, organist
St. Ignatius Loyola Church, New York City

Monday, April 9th, 2018; 7:30
SFCM Faculty Centennial Concert
“Piano Trio”
Kay Stern, violin; Emil Miland, cello; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Friday, April 6th, 2018, 7:30pm
“Madrigals for the Seasons” (East Coast premiere)
Ann Moss, soprano;  Sandy Hebert, piano
Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA

Monday, April 2nd, 2018; 7:30PM
SFCM Faculty Artist Series Recital:  Music by David Conte
Elegy for Violin and Piano (Bay Area premiere)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (Bay Area premiere)
Everyone Sang: Four Songs for Bass and Piano (Bay Area premiere)
Madrigals for the Seasons (world premiere)
Three Poems of Christina Rossetti
“Kate’s Aria”  from “East of Eden”  (world premiere)
Kay Stern, violin; Jose Granero, clarinet; Peter Grunberg, Kevin Korth, 
Steven Bailey, piano; Matt Boehler, bass; Ann Moss, soprano; 
Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano

Friday, March 23rd, 2018, 7:30PM
“Pastorale and Toccata” 
David Higgs, Organist
St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

Friday, March 23rd,  1PM
“Fantasy for Solo Piano"
Matthew Odell, pianist
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 8PM
“In Praise of Music” for SSA Chorus and Piano
Radcliffe Choral Society; Margaret Weckworth, conductor
Paine Hall; Harvard University

Sunday, February 10th, 2018; 2:30PM
“The Dream of Martin Luther King” for SATB Chorus and Concert Band (world premiere)
The Stockton Chorale; Bruce Southward, conductor
The Danville Community Band; Robert Calonico, conductor
Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018; 7:30
“Charm Me Asleep” for SATB Chorus
Mouthscape Chamber Choir; Robert Chastain, conductor
Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

January 21st-February 11th, 2018
St. Olaf Choir Winter Tour; Anton Armstrong, conductor
“To Music”  for SATB Choir and Piano
Concerts in Minnesota; Seattle (WA); Portland, Eugene, Medford (OR); Arcata, Davis,
Palo Alto, Santa Barbara, Pasadena Rancho Santa Fe (CA);  Paradise Valley (AZ)

Sunday, January 21st, 2018, 4PM
“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” for soprano, cello, and harp
The Joshua Trio: Ann Moss, soprano; Emil Miland, cello; Meredith Clark, harp
Noe Valley Chamber Music Concert Series, San Francisco

Monday, December 18th, 2017; 7:30
“La Llorona” (from “Three Mexican Folk Songs”)
San Francisco Girls Chorus; Valérie Sainte-Agathe, conductor
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017; 7:30PM
“O Antiphon: Emmanuel” for solo organ (world premiere)
Simon Berry, organist
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, San Francisco

Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 8PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley
Saturday, December 16th, 2017, 8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco
“Facing West”  for SATB Chorus
International Orange Chorale; Zane Fiala, conductor

Sunday, December 3rd, 10:30AM
“O Magnum Mysterium” James Chang, conductor
Northwestern University Chapel Choir
Lessons and Carols
Alice Millar Chapel

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017; 7:30PM
“A Copland Portrait:  for Concert Band
Indiana State University Wind Orchestra; Roby George, conductor
Terra Haute, Indiana

Sunday, November 19th, 2017; 2PM
“Fantasy”  for solo piano;  Matthew Odell, pianist
An Die Musik; Baltimore, MD

Sunday, November 12th, 2017; 3PM and 5PM
“The Gift of the Magi”  (Opera in one act)
University of Delaware Opera Theatre, Newark DE

Sunday, November 12th, 2017; 4PM
“Her Kind”  from “Sexton Songs”
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano;  Hope Briggs, piano
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Sunday, October 29th, 2017: 5PM
“The Kingdom of God” for SATB Chorus, Children’s Chorus, and Piano
Cappella SF; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor; Young Women’s Choral Projects; Susan McMane, conductor

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017; 7:30PM
“The Waking”
Formosa Singers; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Taipei, Taiwan

Saturday, October 7th, 2017; 7PM
“Elegy for Matthew”
Brian Thorsett, tenor;  Richard Masters, piano
Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco

Saturday, September 9th, 2017; 7:30PM
“Sinfonietta”  for Classical Orchestra
Salomon Chamber Orchestra; Erik Rohde, conductor
First Church of the Nazarene
Terra Haute, IN

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 8:30PM
“Sexton Songs” 
Natalie Mann, soprano; Bridget Hough, piano
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church; Mar Vista, CA

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
“Invocation and Dance”  (New Zealand premiere)
Inspirera Vocal Ensemble;  Mark Stamper, conductor
St. Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Caritas International Composer’s Competition
Composer in Residence; Adjudicator
Canterbury Cathedral, England

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017; 7:30PM
“American Death Ballads” (French premiere)
Brian Thorsett, tenor; Richard Masters, piano
Schola Cantorum; Paris, France

Saturday, June 30th, 2017; 7PM
“American Death Ballads” (World premiere with orchestra)
Goodensemble; Brian Thorsett, tenor; Michael Poll, conductor
London House; London, England

Saturday, June 24th, 2017; 5PM
“American Death Ballads”
Zachary Rioux, tenor; Jennifer Tung, piano
Sunday, June 25th, 2017; 3PM
“Three Poems of Christina Rossetti”
David Tayloe, tenor; Liza Stepanova, piano
Thayer Hall; Colburn School; Los Angeles

Friday, May 26th; Saturday, May 27th; 2017, 8PM
“Invocation and Dance”
Harvard-Westlake Choir; Mark Hilt, conductor
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 3PM
“Invocaiton and Dance” 
Singing City; Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir; Anton Armstrong, Andre Thomas, conductors
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, PA

Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 3PM
“I Dream A World,”  “Candles in the Wilderness”
Good Company
Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Lakewood OH

Monday, May 15th, 2017; 7PM
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
New York, NY

Monday, May 1st, 2017; 7:30PM
St. Lambertus Church
Dusseldorf-Aalstadt, Norhdein-Westfalen, Germany

Saturday, April 29th, 2017; 7:30PM
St. Laurentius Church
Erwitte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017; 7:30PM
Cirencester Parish Church, UK

Thursday, April 20th, 2017; 8PM
“September Sun”
University of Illinois Oratorio Society; Andrew Megill, conductor

Stephen Tharpe, Organist
“Pastorale and Toccata”

Monday, April 10th, 2017, 7:30
“Sonata for Double Bass and Piano” (world premiere)
Stephen Tramontozzi, Double Bass; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Faculty Artist Series Recital, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Recital Hall

Friday, April 7th, 2017, 8PM
“Invocation and Dance” 
San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Davies Symphony Hall

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 12 noon
“Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” (world premiere)
Franklin Cohen, clarinet; Todd Wilson, piano
Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

Saturday, March 25th; 8PM; Monday, March 27th, 7PM; 2017
“Elegy for Matthew”
Allegrezza Singers; Chicago Sinfonietta; Michael Morgan, conductor
Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College; Chicago Symphony Center

Monday, February 27th, 2017, 7:30PM, 
Faculty Artist Series, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
Premieres of 5 works featuring: Ann Moss, soprano; Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano; Brian Thorsett, tenor; Matt Boehler, bass; José Granero, clarinet; Kay Stern, violin; Douglas Rioth, harp; John Churchwell, Kevin Korth, piano; Eric Dudley, conductor
“Requiem Songs;” “Three Love Songs;” “Everyone Sang;” “Kate’s Aria (from East of Eden); Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Friday, February 24th, 2017, 6:45PM
“American Death Ballads”
Christian Purcell, bass-baritone; Jimin Seo, piano
College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH

Monday, February 20th, 2017; 7:30PM
“American Death Ballads” 
Stephen Ng, tenor
West Chester University, PA

Saturday, January 21st; 8PM; Sunday, January 22nd; 3PM, 2017
“Famous” (excerpts from the opera based on “Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol
David Brower Center, Berkeley; Bayview Opera House, San Francisco
West Edge Opera, Mark Streshinsky, Artistic Director
Mary Chun, conductor

December 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 2016
“A Stable-Lamp is Lighted” for TTBB Chorus and Piano
Golden Gate Men’s Chorus; Joseph Piazza, conductor
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, San Francisco

Friday, December 9th, 2016, 7:30PM
“The Gift of the Magi”  (Opera in one act)
Great Lakes Light Opera Company, Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
“Sonatine” for Piano;  Karl Schultz, pianist
Center for New Music, San Francisco

Saturday, November 19th 2016
“Elegy” for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (World premiere)
Anders Paulsson, Soprano Saxophone; Kristina Shtegman, piano
Jokkmokks Gamla Kyrka, Sweden

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016;
“Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis” (world premiere)
Trinity Cathedral Choir; Todd Wilson, organist and choirmaster
Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

Friday, October 28th, 2016; Saturday, October 29th, 2016; 7:30PM
“September Sun” for Chorus and String Orchestra
Dan Kryston Memorial Theatre; Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, San Francisco

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016; 4PM
“Candles in the Wilderness”
San Francisco Bach Choir; Magen Solomon, conductor
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

Friday, October 21st, 2016;
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016; 4PM
“Dance”  from “Invocation and Dance”
USC Chamber Choir; Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor
Escondido Choral Arts, CA

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016; 7:30PM
“Love Songs,”  for tenor, cello, and piano (world premiere)
Alumni Artist Insights, Brian Thorsett, tenor
Emil Miland, ‘cello; Richard Masters, piano
SFCM Sol Joseph Recital Hall

Friday, September 16th, 2016; 5-7PM
CD Release Party:  Choral Music by Conrad Susa and David Conte
Cappella SF;  Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Sunday, September 11th, 2016; 10:30AM
“September Sun” (in memory of those who perished on 9/11)
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Choir and String Orchestra;
William Trafka, cond.

Sunday, July 10th, 2016; 3PM
“American Death Ballads” (First Prize Winner; NATS Art Song Composition Award)
Brian Thorsett, tenor;  Warren Jones, piano
National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention;  Chicago, IL

Sunday, May 15th, 2016; 3PM
“Night Prayer” (world premiere)
Good Company Vocal Ensemble; Karen Weaver, conductor
Lakewood Presbyterian Church; Lakewood, OH

Sunday, May 15th, 2016; 2PM
“A Copland Portrait”
U. S. Marine Band
Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, conductor
Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College

Saturday, May 7th, 2016; 8PM
Sunday, May 8th, 2016; 5PM
“Carmina Juventutis”
Empire City Men’s Chorus; Vincent Peterson, conductor
Paul Taylor Dance Studios, New York, NY

Thursday, April 7th, 2016; 8PM
“Trio for Violin, ‘Cello, and Piano”
Kay Stern, violin; Emil Miland, ‘cello; Mark Morash, piano
San Francisco Opera Lab
Diane B. Wilsey Center Chamber Music Series

Saturday, March 19th, 2016; 8PM
“Dance;” “Alleluia;” “Elegy for Matthew;”
Intercollegiate Male Chorus Seminar; University of Illinois
David Conte, conductor

Sunday, March 6th, 2016; 5PM
Hot Air New Music Festival; SF Conservatory
Elinor Armer and David Conte discuss their work
Osher Salon; SFCM

Saturday, 12/5, 7:30; Sunday, 12/6, 2:30; Friday, 12/11, 7:30;
Friday, 12/18, 7:30; Saturday, 12/19, 7:30; Sunday, 12/20, 2:30
“The Gift of the Magi” Opera in one act  (world premiere of version for 7 instruments)
Hidden Valley Opera Ensemble, Carmel Valley, CA
Sara Duchovnay, Ryan Bradford, Nora Graham Smith, Anders Froelich; William Long, conductor
104 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Sunday, December 6th , 2015; 7:30PM
“To Music” for SATB Chorus and Piano
Swarthmore College Chorus; Joseph Gregorio, conductor; Timur Mustakimov piano

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015; 3PM
“Fanfare/Exit to the Castle” (from “The Masque of the Red Death")
Katherine Bormann, violin/Amitai Vardi, clarinet/Jonathan Sherwin, bassoon/
Jack Sutte, trumpet/Rick Stout, trombone/Donald Miller, percussion
Arts Renaissance Tremont Chamber Music Series
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Cleveland Ohio

Saturday, November 7th, 2015; 7:30PM
“Madrigals for the Seasons” {“A Summer’s Day;” “Autumn”} (world premiere)
Cappella SF;  Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco

Sunday, November 1st, 2015; 2PM
“60th Birthday Concert”
“Sinfonietta for Eleven Instruments” (world premiere)
Michael Morgan, conductor
“American Death Ballads”
Brian Thorsett, tenor; John Churchwell, piano
24 Preludes (composed by 24 SFCM alumni composers)
Dance Suite (composed by 8 SFCM alumni composers)
Scott Foglesong, Keisuke Nakagoshi, Tristan Yang, pianists
Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Sunday, October 25th, 2015; 3PM
“Clarinet Sonata” (first movement; premiere)
Franklin Cohen, clarinet
Arts Renaissance Tremont Chamber Music Series
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Cleveland Ohio

Sunday, September 20th, 2015; 7:30PM
A Boulanger Birthday;  lecture and music by David Conte; works of Copland,
Lili and Nadia Boulanger, others

Wednesday, September 16th through Thursday October 25th, 2015 (Annual Tour)
“A Copland Portrait”
U. S. Marine Band; Jason K. Fettig, conductor
Concerts in:  Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico

Sunday, September 13th, 4PM
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
"Pastorale and Toccata" for organ
Composer's Inc; Jonathan Dimmock, organ

Sunday, September 13th, 2015; 2PM
“Eingang” (world premiere)
Lieder Alive; Heidi Moss, soprano; Daniel Lockert
Noe Valley Ministry, 1201 Sanchez St., San Francisco.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015, 10:30-12:00
Lecture: “The Legacy of Nadia Boulanger” (with Philip Lasser)
EAMA, La Schola Cantorum, Paris

Monday, July 8th, 2015, 1-2:30
Composition Masterclass
EAMA, La Schola Cantorum, Paris

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 3PM
AGO Regional Convention, Charlotte, NC
“Lead, Kindly Light” (World premiere;  AGO Commission)
Atlanta Master Chorale; Eric Nelson, conductor
First United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, April 26th, 2015, 7PM
“I Carry Your Heart” (World Premiere)
Heidelberg University Choir; Gregory Ramsdell, Conductor
St.Mary’s Catholic Church, Tiffin, OH

Saturday, April 11th, 2015; 7:30PM
Sunday, April 12th, 2015; 3:00PM
"Firebird Motel" opera in one act
University of South Carolina Opera
Columbia, SC

Saturday, April 11th, 2015; 8PM
“Slumber Song” (world premiere of SATB version)
Cappella SF; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Mission Dolores, San Francisco

Sunday, April 5th, 2015; 5PM
“Eingang” (world premiere)
Lieder Alive; Heidi Moss, soprano
Kanbar Center, San Francisco.

Friday, April 3rd, 2015; 8PM
Cornell University Women’s Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015; 7:30
“Of A Summer Evening”  for Two Guitars
Tiago Gomes and Ioannis Theodoridis, guitarists
Hackney Classical: Americuration
The Russet; 17 Amhurst Terrace, London, UK

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 2PM
“A Copland Portrait” (premiere of version for wind ensemble; transcribed by Ryan Nowlin)
U. S. Marine Band; Jason K. Fettig, conductor
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus

Friday, February 20th, 2015; 7:30PM
Saturday, February 21st, 2015; 7:30PM
"Sinfonietta" for Classical Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra Augusta (GA)
Shizuo Kuwahara, conductor

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015; 3:00pm -- Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand FL
"Three Poems of Christina Rossetti" for Tenor and Piano
Stephen Ng, Tenor
More info
Monday, February 16th, 2015, 7:30pm -- Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, West Chester University of PA.
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Saturday, February 14th, 2015, 3:30
“I pant for the music which is divine” from ‘In Praise of Music’
Texas All-State Women’s Choir; Kathleen Rodde, conductor
TMEA Convention, San Antonio, TX

Friday, February 6th, 2015; 8PM
Works by Conrad Susa and David Conte
“A Whitman Triptych” (world premiere);  "Invocation and Dance"; The Composer
Landscapes and Silly Songs; Six Joyce Songs: Book II
Cappella SF; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Keisuke Nakagoshi, Kevin Korth; pianists
Artie Storch, Stan Muncy; percussionists
SFCM Concert Hall

Sunday, January 25th, 2015; 4:00PM
"Aria and Fugue" for Cello and Piano
Emil Miland, Cello; Steven Bailey, piano
Noe Valley Chamber Music Concert Series

Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 7:30PM
“Pastorale” for organ
David Higgs, organist
Woolsey Hall, Yale University; New Haven CT

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 8PM
“Pastorale” for organ
David Higgs, organist
Furman University; Greenville, SC

Sunday, January 4th, 2015, 4PM
“Christmas Intrada”
Jonathan Biggers, organ
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Friday, December 19th, 2014; 8PM
“Mistletoe” for soprano and organ (world premiere)
Lisa Thelen, soprano;  David Higgs; organ
Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Sunday, December 14th, 2014; 2PM
“Christmas Intrada,”  “Pat-a-Pan”
SF Conservatory Chorus and Chamber Choir; Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
SFCM Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014; 7:30PM
“Silent Night”  for organ and brass
The Bay Brass; Jonathan Dimmock, organ
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Friday, September 19th, 2014; 7:30PM
String Quartet No. 2 (Fifth Movement)
Friction String Quartet
SFCM Recital Hall; sponsored by SFCM and the American Composer's Forum 

Monday, September 15th, 2014; 7:30PM
"Elegy for Violin and Piano" (U. S. premiere)
Susan Paik, Violin; Edward Niedermaier, piano
Ganz Hall; Roosevelt University; Chicago

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014; 8PM
"Chorale and Gigue" (World premiere)
Alan Morrison, organist
The Cathedral of St. Philip; Atlanta, GA

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
"Missa Brevis"
Montreal Boys Choir; Katherine Dienes-Williams, conductor
Trinity Copley Square, Boston

Thursday, July 17th, 2014; 7:30PM
"Elegy for Violin and Piano" (World premiere)
Susan Paik, Violin; Edward Niedermaier, piano
Salle Franck, La Schola Cantorum, Paris

"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

Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 5:30PM
"Everyone Sang" song cycle for Baritone and Piano
SongFest LA
Thayer Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles
Sam Schultz, baritone; Gloria Kim, piano

Friday, May 22nd, 2014; 8:00
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
"Elegy for Matthew"
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club;  Eugene Rogers, conductor

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

Sunday, March 30th, 2014; 7:00PM
"To Music," "Candles in the Winderness"
Sing for America Chorus; Brett Strader, conductor
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday, March 15th, 2014; 8:00PM
Sunday, Mach 16th, 2014 3PM; All Saints Parish, Brookline, MA
Elegy for Matthew
Metropolitan Chorale; Lisa Graham, conductor

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014; 7:30 PM
St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco
"O Sun" from September Sun
Cappella SF (Debut Concert)
Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, 8PM;
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
"Pastorale and Toccata" for organ
Composer's Inc; Jonathan Dimmock, organ

Saturday, February 8th, 2014; 8PM
Faculty Artist Series Recital
SF Conservatory
"Rossetti Songs;" Three Yeats Settings;" "String Quartet No. 2  
Brian Thorsett, tenor; Steven Bailey, piano; Friction Quartet

December 22nd, 23rd, 24th: "Christmas Intrada"
San Francisco Symphony Chorus;  Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013; 8PM
Sunday, November 24th, 2013; 2:00PM
"A Copland Portrait"
San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra; Alasdair Neale, conductor

Saturday, November 16th, 2013; 7:00PM/First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Sunday, November 24th, 2013 4PM; Presentation Theatre, University of San Francisco
Elegy for Matthew
Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, Lick-Wilmerding High School and the University of San Francisco
William Sauerland, conductor

Saturday, October 26th, 2013; 2:00PM and 7:30PM
"Stonewall"  an opera in two acts (world premiere)
University of Northern Colorado Opera Theatre; Brian Luedloff, Director
UCCC Hensel Phelps Theatre

Thursday, October 24th, 2013; 3:30PM
"Requiem Songs"  for soprano, violin, harp, and organ (world premiere)
In Memory of Don Campbell (1946-2012)
Magali Léger, soprano; Alexis Galpérnine, violin; Marie-Pierre Cochereau, harp;
Carolyn Shuster Fournier, organ
Eglise de la Trinité, Paris

Monday, October 14, 8 pm | St. Paul's Church, 199 Carroll Street (Carroll Gardens), Brooklyn
Monday, October 21, 8 pm | John Street Church, 44 John Street (Downtown), Manhattan
Saturday, October 26, 8 pm | Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Ave (Upper East Side), Manhattan
"Invocation and Dance" & "Elegy For Matthew" (in memory of Matthew Sheppard
Chameleonic; Vincent Peterson, conductor

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013; 7:30PM
"Sonatine for Piano"
Samuel Grodin, pianist
Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC, Los Angeles

Sunday, September 15th, 2013; 4:00PM
"Three Poems of Christina Rossetti"
Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano; John Boyajy, piano

Friday, July 12th, 2013; 8PM
"Sonata for Cello and Piano"
Emil Miland, Cello; Alice Gi-Young Huang, piano
Salle Franck, La Schola Cantorum, Paris

Saturday, July 6th, 2013
"The Kingdom of God" (World Premiere-
Commissioned in memory of those
who lost their lives in Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
Carmel Mission Basilica Choir; Laura Anderson, conductor; Carmel, CA

Sunday, June 30th, 2013; 11AM
"Missa Brevis" (World Premiere)
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Choir; William Trafka, conductor
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York, New York

Sunday, May 19th, 2013; 4PM
"Elegy for Matthew"
Good Company; Karen Weaver, conductor
Lakewood Presbyterian Church; Lakewood, OH

May 10th, 2013; 7:30pm;
Quail Lakes Baptist Church, Stockton
May 11th, 2013, 3:00pm; The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Lodi
"I Heard You Singing" (world premiere; commissioned for the SC's 60th anniversary)
Stockton Chorale; Magen Solomon, conductor

Sunday, March 17th, 2013; 5PM
Faculty Artist Series Recital
SF Conservatory
"A Whitman Triptych;" International Orange Chorale; Zane Fiala, conductor
"Piano Trio;" Kay Stern, violin; Emil Miland, cello; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
"Sextet;" Friction Quartet; Brenden Guy, clarinet; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano; "September Sun;" UC Berkeley Chorus; SFCM String Orchestra, Marika Kuzma, conductor; "Lincoln;" A. J. Glueckert, tenor; SFCM String Orchestra

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
"American Triptych" for SATB Chorus and Chamber Ensemble
West Chester University Concert Choir; David DeVenney, conductor

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
String Quartet No. 2; Ives Quartet
Hot Air Music Festival (SF Conservatory)

Ives Quartet Home Concert Season
Friday, February 15, 2013; 8 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, February 17, 2013; 7 p.m.
Le Petit Trianon, San Jose
String Quartet No. 2 (dedicated to the Ives Quartet)

Thursday, January 31st; Friday, February 1st, 2013
"Sinfonietta" (World Premiere)
Atlantic Classical Orchestra; Stewart Robertson, conductor

Friday, December 14th, Saturday, December 15th, 2012
"The Gift of the Magi" (opera in one act)
Fort Collins Opera, CO

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
"America Tropical" (opera in one act)
Sponsored by the Getty Museum, in celebration of the restoration of
Siqueiros' mural "America Tropical"

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
"Two Hymns in Honor of the Blessed Sacrament"
Church of the Advent, San Francisco; Paul Ellison, conductor

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Composition Masterclass
Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel, CA

Saturday, September 30th, 2012, 3PM; Sunday October 28th, 2012, 4PM
"September Sun" for Chorus and String Orchestra
UC Berkeley University Chorus; Marika Kuzma, conductor
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Saturday, June 2nd, 8:00PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
"Fantasy for Orchestra" (Bay Area premiere)
Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Daniel Canosa, conductor

Sunday, May 27th, 2012
World Premiere:  "Facing West" for a cappella chorus
Commissioned for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge
International Orange Chorale; Zane Fiala, conductor

Saturday, Sunday, Mon, April 27th, 28th, 29th, 2012
World Premiere:  "Songs of Love and War" for TTBB Chorus and Piano four-hands
Golden Gate Men's Chorus; Joseph Piazza, conductor

Friday, April 20th, 2012; 8PM
World Premiere: "O Setting Sun" for a cappella chorus
Madison Chamber Choir;  Anthony Cao, conductor
First United Methodist Church; 203 Wisconsin Ave; Madison WI

Sunday, March 25th, 2012; 4PM
"In Praise of Music"  for SSAA chorus and piano
San Francisco Girls Chorus;  Susan McMane, conductor
Calvary Presbyterian Church; 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco

Sunday, March 18th, 4:30PM
First Unitarian Church, Geary and Franklin, SF
"Sextet" for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano (World Premiere)
"Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, mvt. I"
Brenden Guy, clarinet; Miles Graber, piano

Saturday, March 17th, 7:30PM
Campbell United Methodist Church, San Jose
"Invocation and Dance"  for Chorus, piano four-hands, and perc.
San Jose State Chorus; Jeffrey Benson, conductor

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
"Firebird Motel" - an opera in one act
Hot Air Music Festival
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Elliott Encarnacion, conductor; Gabrielle Traub, stage director

Friday, March 2nd, 2012; 8PM
San Francisco - St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Sat., March 3rd, 2012; 8PM Mill Valley - Mt. Tamalpais Methodist Church
Sun, March 4th 2012; 4PM Berkeley - David Brower Center
"The Homecoming"  for mixed chorus
Volti;  Robert Geary, conductor

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012; 8PM
World premiere:  "I Dream A World" for Chorus and String Orchestra
Commissioned for the centennial of the city of Shaker Heights, OH
Shaker Heights High School Chorus and Orchestra
Robert Schneider and Donna Jelen, music directors

Saturday, February 4th, 2012; 8PM
San Francisco Premiere of "The Nine Muses" for chorus,  2 pianos, and percussion
Sanford Dole Ensemble
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall

Fri, December 16, 7:30; Sat, December 17, 2:30; Sun, December 18th, 2:30; 7:30
The Gift of the Magi (opera in one act)
Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel, CA; Stewart Robertson, conductor

Sun, December 3, 2011; 3PM
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

Sun, November 27, 2011; 3PM
In Praise of Music
Symphony Parnassus, Stephen Paulson, conductor
Viva La Music Chorus, Shulamit Hoffman, conductor
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Thursday, October 20th; Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
East Coast premieres: Two One-Act Operas: Firebird Motel & America Tropical
University of Delaware Opera Department
Blake Smith, Director

Saturday, October 8th; Sunday, October 9th, 2011
"O Sun"
The Esoterics; Seattle, WA
Eric Banks, conductor

Sunday, September 11th, 2011
"September Sun"
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York
William Trafka, conductor
Peachtree United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA
Scott Atchison, conductor

Friday, September 10th, 2011
English premiere of "September Sun" (in memory of 9/11)
Northampton Bach Choir
Lee Dunleavy, conductor

July 3-7, 2011
San Francisco AGO Convention
World Premiere: New Work for solo organ
Rodney Gehrke, organist

July 4-30, 2011
European American Musical Alliance, Paris
Two Masterclasses in Composition; Composition Instruction;
Course in Choral Writing

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
World Premiere:  Piano Trio
Shanghai Spring Chamber Music Festival
Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China

Thursday, March 10, 2011; 8-9AM
ACDA National Convention, Chicago
Comprehensive Choral Musicianship, David Conte, presenter
International Ballroom North, Hilton

Sunday, March 6th, 2011
World Premiere:  Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ
Donald Sutherland, organ
The C Street Brass
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD

February 27, 2011; 2PM
World premiere:  Sonata for 'Cello and Piano
Emil Miland, 'Cello; Miles Graber, Piano
Faculty Artist Recital
San Francisco Conservatory Recital Hall

Saturday, February 5th, 2011; Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD
Sunday, March 6th, 2011; Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
World premiere:  "Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ"
C Street Brass; Donald Sutherland, organ

Sunday, January 30th, 2011
World premiere: "Yeats Songs" for Tenor and String Quartet
Brian Thorsett, tenor
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco

January 5-17, 2011
Cornell University Men's Glee Club California Tour
California premiere: "Crossing the Bar" commissioned by CUGC
concerts in Sacramento, Brentwook, Palo Alto, San Francisco,
San Anselmo, Pebble Beach, Palm Desrt, San Diego, Los Angeles

Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, December 18-21, 2010
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, January 3-6, 2011
German premiere of "The Gift of the Magi"
Berlin International Opera
English Theater Berlin; Fidicinstrasse 40, Berlin

Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
World Premiere: A Bell for SATB Chorus and Organ;
Commissioned by The Memorial Church at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
for the 101st Annual Christmas Carol Services
and the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director
The 101st Annual Christmas Carol Services
The Memorial Church at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Friday, December 10th; Saturday, December 11th, 2010
Boston premiere: "The Gift of the Magi"
Boston Metro Opera
Christopher A. Smith, General and Artistic Director

Friday, December 10th; Saturday, December 11th, 2010
World premiere:  "Ring Out, Wild Bells"
St. Philip's Cathedral, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus
Kevin Robison, conductor

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
"O Salutaris Hostias;" "Tantum Ergo;" "Alleluia"
UC Davis Chorus
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
"The Gift of the Magi" an opera in one act
SF Conservatory Opera Theatre
Concert Hall, SFCM

Saturday - Sunday, November 20th - 21st, 2010
A Copland Portrait - Bay Area premiere
American Philharmonic; Gabriel Sakakeeny, conductor

Saturday - Sunday, October 23rd - 24th, 2010
Los Angeles premiere of "America Tropical"  an opera in one act
University of Southern California

Saturday - Sunday, October 16th - October 17th, 2010
World premiere:  "To Music"
The San Diego Master Chorale
Gary McKercher, conductor
commissioned for the SDMC's 50th anniversary

Saturday, October 9th, 2010
SF Conservatory, Concert Hall 8PM
Premiere of the complete "Sexton Songs"
Blueprint Series
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Nicole Paiement, conductor
SFCM New Music Ensemble

Friday, March 26th 2010
on the KALW radio show VoiceBox, hosted by New York Times arts critic Chloe Veltman.
To listen: voicebox

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Faculty Artist Recital
David Conte, composition, with the Ives Quartet; Douglas Rioth,
harp; Catherine Cook, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bailey, piano; Emil Miland, cello

April 5th, 2009
Carolyn Schuster, organ, Church of the Madeleine, Paris
"Prelude and Fugue: In Memoriam Nadia Boulanger"

April 15th, 2009
Chanticleer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
"The Homecoming"

March 14th, 2009 - San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Faculty Artist Concert with Catherine Cook, Mezzo-soprano

February 13th, 2009
World premiere of "Lincoln" for baritone and chamber ensemble text by John Stirling Walker
commissioned by the city of Concord, MA in celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth

January 20th, 2009, Obama's Inauguration
featuring Conte's new choral work "An Exhortation",
with text by Barack Obama from his Victory Speech of November 4th, 2008

December 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2008- "The Gift of the Magi"
Trinity Lyric Opera, John Kendall Bailey, Conductor
Castro Valley Center for the Arts; San Francisco Conservatory of Music

November 21st, 2008, 8PM - New York premiere of "Everyone Sang"
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, New York
song cycle for Baritone and Piano
Andrew Garland, baritone; Donna Loewy, piano
texts by A. E. Stallings, Dana Gioia, Diane Thiel, Sigfried Sassoon

September 25th-28th, October lst, 2008
new commission for Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings, Music Director
"The Homecoming: In Memoriam Martin Luther King"
text by John Stirling Walker

May 16th, 2008
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 30th Anniversary Concert
Community Women's Orchestra
Kathleen McGuire, conductor
new work for Men's Chorus and Orchestra

May 9th, 2008
Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sixth Biannual Choral Composition Competition, SFCM students

April 24th, 2008
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Dallas Arts District Chorale, Michie Akin, conductor
Performance of "The Nine Muses" and other choral works. This event coincides with the DMA’s exhibition of works by “proto-impressionist” J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).
for more information: www.artsdistrictchorale.org/documents/ADC2007-08-SeasonofLight-R1.pdf

April 3rd, 2008
USC, Los Angeles
Lecture: "America Tropical: Creating a New Opera"
with librettist Oliver Mayer

February 16th, 2008
Texas Music Educator's Association
All-state Men's Chorus; performance of "Student Song" from "Carmina Juventutis"
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
for more information: www.tmea.org/Convention/index.html

December 14th, 2007
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St.
Christmas concert featuring Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" and Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols"
Conservatory Chorus, David Conte, conductor

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
San Francisco Faculty Artists Series
Osher Salon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Famous, a new opera in progress
a workshop presentation of the music
Music by David Conte
Libretto by John Stirling Walker
based on the book "Famous for Fifteen Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol"
by Ultra Violet

Famous presents a series of impression from the life of Isabelle Dufresne ("UltraViolet" in Andy Warhol's Factory), in eight scenes that are intended to convey something of the spirit of her development from her childhood in France through her encounters with Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Edie Sedgwick in America, to her return to her family, where she has a transformative encounter with her own past and with the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.

September 29th, 2007
Museum Screening: Orozco: Man of Fire
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco

September 19th, 2007
Television Broadcast: Orozco: Man of Fire
Documentary with music by David Conte
Directed by Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores
narrated by Anjelica Huston
American Masters Series, PBS
Wednesday, September 19th
check local listings for time

April 29th-May 20th, 2007
AMERICA TROPICAL - an opera in one act
Music by David Conte
Libretto by Oliver Mayer
click to listen

commissioned and premiered by Thick Description Theater Company, San Francisco
16 performances; conducted by John Kendall Bailey; directed by Tony Kelly

In an act of creation that is both galvanizing and dangerous, the Mexican artist Siqueiros creates a mural for the 1932 Olympics that places a mirror up to the city of Los Angeles, reflecting both its past and future -- from its founding in 1781 by a band of Pobladores from Mexico, to its near self-destruction in the riots of 1992. Through the interconnected stories of original city founder Moreno and George Holliday, who witnessed the savage beating of Rodney King (just as Siqueiros is witness with his paint brush), we see and feel the crises of a city continually caught between its lofty goals and coarse realities. Whitewashed in 1932, Siqueiros' painted mural image of the Crucified India refuses to stay erased and ghosts through, descending from the cross to offer redemption and blessings to Angelinos across the centuries. The India exists alongside the Queen of the Angels (namesake of the City) as a witness to injustice, and as a totem of the hopes and dreams of its people – signifying more than Siqueiros could have dreamed possible.

March 7th, 2007
ACDA National Convention, Miami, FL
THE NINE MUSES - for SATB chorus, SATB soloists, piano four-hands, percussion (two players)
Music by David Conte
Text by John Stirling Walker
click to listen

"The Nine Muses" was commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association Endowment in memory of Raymond W. Brock. The work was premiered by the University of Miami Frost Chorale, Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor, at their National Convention in Miami, Florida on March 8th, 2007.

The inspiration for “The Nine Muses” came from my desire to write a work about the Transfiguring power of art, to fulfill the Raymond Brock commission for the ACDA National Convention. I turned for a text to my frequent collaborator, the poet John Stirling Walker, who had written the texts for my works “Elegy for Matthew” in memory of Matthew Shepard, and “September Sun,” a 9/11 memorial piece.

The challenge was to compose a single-movement work, lasting about fifteen minutes, that, like the nine stanza poem, holds together as one thought from beginning to end. One way I was able to express the unique character of each Muse was through contrasting choral and vocal solo textures. This design served to complement the work’s unfolding trajectory towards its two climaxes: the declaration that “It is the hour” for humanity to receive the blessings that have been earned through its collective suffering, and the admonition that only the “daring passion” of the courageous will suffice to vanquish the remaining opposition to theseblessings.