David A. Jones

Composer, Performer

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Dr. David A. Jones (b. 1990) is a contemporary classical composer, horn player, and singer based in Salem, Oregon. Through his quietly energetic music, Jones seeks to shine a spotlight on the hidden details and unknown stories of the world around us. Jones is a champion of music that is intricate, complex, and clever while still being comprehensible and relatable, a blend of the comfortably expected and the delightfully unexpected. His music has been commissioned and performed by the Braeburn Brass, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Bradley University Symphonic Winds, the Salem Symphonic Winds, the Prismatic Winds at BYU-Idaho, the Moody Center for the Arts, the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, Ensemble Hexnut, the Xelana Duo, the BYU Chamber Orchestra, and numerous other ensembles. Jones was a Susan and Ford Schumann Composition Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2021, and he participated in the American Composers Orchestra's Earshot program in 2016 with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. His music has been published by TUX People’s Music, Veritas Musica Publishing, and Two Bridges Music Press. An alumnus of Rice University, Brigham Young University, and Brigham Young University-Idaho, Jones currently teaches at Linn-Benton Community College. He serves as the Vice-President of Cascadia Composers, a branch of NACUSA, an advisor to the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University, and as a Tagalog-speaking member of the Translation Advisory Council for the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division.

Recent Highlights



Brass Quintet

Dalawang Kanta ("Two Songs")


Tenor voice and Piano

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