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David Conte

David Conte

David Conte

David Conte


Atlantic Classical Orchestra


Rappaport Prize for Music Composition





One of the last students of legendary teacher Nadia Boulanger, David Conte is Chair of the Composition Department and Professor of Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and on the Composition Faculty of the European American Music Alliance in Paris.  He is the composer of over 150 published works, including six operas, a musical, works for chorus, solo voice, orchestra, chamber music, organ, piano, guitar, and harp. Conte co-wrote the film score for the documentary Ballets Russes, shown at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals, and composed the music for the PBS documentary, Orozco: Man of Fire shown on the American Masters Series. He served on the board of the American Composer’s Forum from 2011-2017, and is currently Composer in Residence with Cappella SF, a professional chorus in San Francisco. Three CDs of his music have been released since 2015: Chamber Music of David Conte, on the Albany label; Facing West: Choral Music of Conrad Susa and David Conte, on the Delos label; and Everyone Sang: Vocal Music of David Conte, on the Arsis label.