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Composer , music educator

David Gompper, composer, music educator. Recipient Charles E. Ives award in composition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1987, Academy award in Music, 2009, Meet the Composer award, American Music Center, New York, 1989; composition grantee National Endowment for the Arts, 1990; Fulbright scholar, 2002-2003. Head coach University Iowa Rowing Team, since 1992. Member American Society of Composers (Composition award 1992), Society Composers.

Background

Gompper, David was born on September 26, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of Carl Edzart and Caryl Evelyn (West) Gompper.

Education

Bachelor of Music Piano Performance, San Diego State University, 1978; Master of Music Composition, Royal College Music, London, 1980; MusARC Piano Performance, Royal College Music, London, 1980; DMA Composition, University of Michigan, 1988.

Career

Lecturer II, University Nigeria, Nsukka, 1980-1982; assistant professor, University Texas, Arlington, 1988-1991; assistant professor, U. Iowa, since 1991. Music director Center New Music, Iowa City, since 1991.

Works

Membership

Head coach University Iowa Rowing Team, since 1992. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Composition award 1992), Society Composers.

Connections

father:
Carl Edzart Gompper

mother:
Caryl Evelyn (West) Gompper