David M. Gordon
David M. Gordon (b. 1976) earned B.M. and M.M. degrees in music composition from Northern Illinois University, where his principal teacher was Dr. Jan Bach. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in composition at the University of Chicago, studying primarily under Shulamit Ran and Marta Ptaszynska. Gordon has written works for a variety of performers and ensembles, including eighth blackbird, the Pacifica Quartet, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Aguavá New Music Ensemble, Contempo, the Motion Trio, and steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague. His music has also been featured at numerous distinguished venues and events, including the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, the Caramoor Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Deer Valley Music Festival, Chicago's Symphony Center and Millenium Park, and Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, as well as at concerts in Russia, Poland, Ukraine and France. Gordon is presently on faculty at Wheaton College, where he teaches composition and music theory.