David Schober (b. 1974) is Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. National recognition for his composition work has included the BMI Student Composer Awards (1991, 1994), the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (1997), the Wayne Peterson Composition Prize from San Francisco State University (1999), and a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2002). In the summer of 1998, he attended the Yale Music School’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Dartington International Summer School in England. As a winner of the 1999 Aaron Copland Awards, he spent a month in residence at the Copland House in Westchester County, New York. He has received commissions from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Naumburg Foundation (for the Miró String Quartet), violinist Gregory Fulkerson, the BMI Foundation Carlos Surinach Fund, and the new-music ensemble eighth blackbird, which has given more than sixty performances of his Variations for Sextet in tours across the U.S. and Korea.