David Dzubay was born in 1964 in Minneapolis and grew up in Portland, Oregon. Attending Indiana University, he earned a B.S. (1986), an M.M. in Composition and Trumpet (1988), and a D.M. in Composition (1991). His principal teachers have been Donald Erb, Frederick Fox, Eugene O'Brien, Lukas Foss, Oliver Knussen, Allan Dean and Bernard Adelstein.Dzubay's music has been performed in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Asia by more than thirty orchestras. His music is published by Pro Nova Music, Dorn, and Thompson Edition and is recorded on the Centaur, Innova, First Edition and Indiana University labels.Formerly on the faculty of the University of North Texas,Dzubay has conducted at the Tanglewood, Aspen, and June in Buffalo festivals, and at Disney World. He has also conducted the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Voices of Change, an ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra and strings from the Louisville Orchestra.From 1995-98 he served as Composer-Consultant to the Minnesota Orchestra, helping run their "Perfect-Pitch" reading sessions for works by Minnesota composers.Recent honors for Dzubay include the American Composer's Forum 'Continental Harmony' commission for Portland-based fEARnoMUSIC (2003); a Meet the Composer commission for the Manhattan Brass Quintet (2002); the 2001 Walter Beeler Prize from Ithaca College; a commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard (2000); and the 2000 Wayne Peterson Prize for Music.Dzubay is currently Professor of Music at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, where he teaches composition, directs the New Music Ensemble, and occasionally conducts an orchestra.