Discipline: Music Composition

David Carpenter

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Philadelphia
MacDowell fellowships: 2010

David Carpenter is a composer with a special interest in vocal music. His works in this genre include Fredericksburg, premiered by baritone William Stone with the Temple University Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alan Harler (part of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s 2007–2008 concert series), and “The Monogamous Man” for baritone, flute, and cello, which was featured as part Network for New Music’s “Dialogues with Darwin” concert in Philadelphia in February 2010. He has also collaborated with the Momenta Quartet (New York), who in 2008 performed his String Quartet and featured it on their demo CD; bassoon virtuoso Pascal Gallois, who premiered Carpenter's Three Myths for Solo Bassoon in 2008; and the Argento Ensemble who performed his Sextet in 2010. For the 2012-13 season, Carpenter was composer-in-residence with the Delaware County Symphony (Aston, PA), which premiered his orchestral work, The River in the Tree, in May 2013.



David Carpenter worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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