David A. Jones

Composer, Performer

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David A. Jones (b. 1990) is a composer and horn player from Olympia, Washington. His rhythmic and motive-driven style is inspired in large part by the music of Stravinsky, Debussy, Hindemith, Holst, and many others. David's works include music for orchestra, wind band, string quartet, brass quintet, percussion ensemble, choir, and a variety of other ensembles.

David was a recent participant in the 2016 ACO/Earshot Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Readings and Competition, received the 2015 Barlow Student Composition Award at BYU, won second prize in the 2016 Vera Hinckley Mayhew Composition Contest, and was one of fifteen winners selected in Vox Novus's 'Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Nautilus Brass Quintet' call for scores in 2014. He has had works premiered by the BYU Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Hexnut, the Nautilus Brass Quintet, the BYU-Idaho Symphony Band, and the RixStix Percussion Ensemble.

He is currently studying for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he lives with his wife and 1-year-old son. David holds degrees from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. His primary instructors include Richard Lavenda, Steve Ricks, Sam L. Richards, Christian Asplund, and Darrell Brown.