Short Biography

Active as Composer-in-Residence at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, for over 28 years, David W. Maves has composed over 200 works of which over half are published. A list of his compositions includes symphonies, concertos, works for symphonic band, works for chorus, an opera, Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), text in Spanish by Federico García Lorca), much chamber music, some Gebrauchsmusik, and works for organ, harpsichord, and early music instruments (recorders and viols). Current (2004) projects include 2 concertos, one for guitar and one for piano, and a second opera, and various short works. He was born in 1937 in Salem, Oregon and studied with Homer Keller at the University of Oregon (B.M. 196l), Ross Lee Finney and Leslie Bassett at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (D.M.A. 1971). In 1964 he was appointed Ford Foundation Composer-in-Residence in Raleigh, NC, and since has received various other awards including several ASCAP awards, and two Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Awards. His four Piano Sonatas have been recorded by pianist Max Lifchitz. Maves is working on a series of publications of recital and choral works, and another series of works for guitar, several of which will recorded this year (in 2005).