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David Cutright

David Allen Cutright, composition (New York) David is a composer, pianist, and academic whose music has been described as “a bouquet...assembled in unexpected ways” (The Strad, Bruce Hodges) and has been performed in the United States and Europe by ensembles such as the Yale Brass Trio, the Bergmál Festival Players, and the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. As a pianist, he frequently performs his own works and the established literature. David has served on faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY), the Hartt School, and Central Connecticut State University, among many others. He instructs undergraduate courses from Music History, Theory, Piano, and Composition to English and Psychology, and is former co-director of the Hartt Composer’s Ensemble. In addition, David has served as guest speaker for seminars at leading institutions, such as New England Conservatory, and teaches new music seminars in festivals, such as the Icelandic Chamber Music Festival, and the New Music for Strings Festivals in Denmark, Iceland, and the United States. Among several artist residencies granted him were two consecutive awards by I-Park Foundation. Former and current mentors include: (composers) Sheila Silver, Perry Goldstein, Daria Semegen, Stephen Gryc, Robert Carl, Larry Alan Smith, and Philippe Bodin; (pianists) Anthony Padillia, David Abbott, and Rebecca Kugler. David is a PhD candidate at SUNY Stony Brook where he had been teaching  undergraduate courses. A.D. Composition, Hartt School; M.M. Composition, Hartt School; B.A. Music, Lawrence University. Please visit for more information.