David Maves

Website URL: http://davidmaves.com
David Maves

Active as Composer-in-Residence at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, for over 30 years, David W. Maves is now Professor Emeritus. He has composed over 130 works many of which are published. A list of his compositions includes symphonies, concertos, works for symphonic band, works for chorus, an opera, Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), text in Spanish by Federico García Lorca), chamber music, works for Early Music instruments (recorders, viols and harpsichord) (teaching pieces and works for young, or beginning musicians), as well as works for organ, harpsichord, and early music instruments (recorders and viols). He was born in 1937 in Salem, Oregon and studied with Homer Keller at the University of Oregon (B.M. 196l), Ross Lee Finney and Leslie Bassett at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (D.M.A. 1971). In 1964 he was appointed Ford Foundation Composer-in-Residence in Raleigh, NC, and since has received various other honors including ASCAP awards for 30 years, and two Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Awards. His four Piano Sonatas have been recorded by pianist Max Lifchitz. and two additional recordings are available either from Naxos, or as individual tracks from the Apple iTunes store. Maves has returned to his first" job" as a full time composer and is working on a series of publications of new works and updated versions of several vocal, recital and choral works, and another series of works for guitar. Many of Maves' works are now available free online, downloadable from his web page.

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