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composer , Music educator

David Heuser, music educator, composer. Recipient First Music 12 Commission award, New York Youth Symphony, 1995, Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition award, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 2005; fellow, Delaware Division Arts, 1998; grantee, University Texas, San Antonio, 2000, 2006.


Heuser, David was born on October 28, 1966 in Matawan, New Jersey, United States.


Bachelor of Music in Composition, University Rochester, 1989. Doctor of Music in Composition, Indiana University, 1995.


Associate professor music University Texas, San Antonio, since 1997.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: (songs) A Screaming Comes Across the Sky (orchestra), Small Blue Marble (string quartet), Piano Trio, November Sonata (piano solo), Elegy, September 11 (string orchestra), 3, 127 Notes for Solo Viola, Deep Blue Spiral (saxophone and tape), Flood (flute and percussion), Still Life with Fruit (flute and percussion), Going to Vermont (marimba and tape), O The White Towns (voice and piano), Cauldron (orchestra) (winner New England Philharmonic Call for Scores Competition, 2001), The Darkness in My Pockets (soprano and piano), Immaculate, Bored, Off-Key and Vain (baritone and ensemble), The Cuckoo and the Moon (chorus), The Breathing Night (chorus), Woman Ironing (chorus), Cúchulainn's Warp-Spasm (spoken voice and tape), Catching Updrafts (clarinet, violin, cello, piano), Skallagrimsson (piano and tape) (Chamber Music award Delius Composition Contest, 1997), Moon Cycles (orchestra), Dragons (wind ensemble), Twelve Miniatures for Piano (finalist Jabez Press 2005 Compositional Invitational, 2005).


Master: Composer Alliance San Antonio (board directors 2005-2006, secretary 2005-2006). Member: American Society of Composers (Rudolph Nissim award 1995, grantee 1989, 1996—2005), Society Composers, Inc, College Music Society, American Music Center.