James M. David (b. 1978) is assistant professor of composition and music theory at Colorado State University. His music has been hailed as “deserving of inclusion in the standard repertoire” (American Record Guide) and “quietly mesmerizing” with “joyous melodies” (Downtown Music Guide NYC). Among the distinctions David has earned as a composer are an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, national first-place winner in the MTNA Young Artists Composition Competition, winner of the Dallas Wind Symphony International Fanfare Competition, and national first-place winner in the NACUSA Young Composers Competition. Commissions include projects for Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic), John Bruce Yeh (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Robert Rumbelow (University of Illinois), The Commission Project of Rochester, NY, and the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association. His works have been performed at more than twenty conferences and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Guatemala,Thailand, and Japan. These events include two SCI National Conferences, CMS National and Regional Conferences, the MTNA National Conference, two World Saxophone Congresses, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and five International Clarinet Fests. Dr. David graduated with honors from the University of Georgia and completed his doctorate in composition at Florida State University. His music is available through Pebblehill Music Publishers, C. Alan Publications, Potenza Music, and Lovebird Music and has been recorded for the Naxos, Summit, Luminescence, and MSR Classics labels.