David Loeb (born May 1, 1939) is an American composer of contemporary classical music. Born in New York City, he has written extensively for early music instruments such as the viol, as well as instruments from China and Japan. He teaches at the Mannes College The New School for Music, and has additionally served as a member of the composition faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is Jewish. His notable students include Jennifer Higdon, Jeremy Beck, and Craig Walsh.
BS, Mannes College The New School for Music. MM, Yale University. Theory and analysis studies with Carl Schachter and William Mitchell. Composition studies with Peter Pindar Stearns, Aaron Copland, Wolfgang Fortner, Witold Lutoslawski, Quincy Porter, Francis Judd Cooke, Yehudi Wyner, and Otto Luening. Koto studies with Shinichi Yuize.
Composition; Theory; Techniques of Music
Bohuslav Martinu Award, 1961. Annual ASCAP awards. since 1965. Second prize, Andrés Segovia Award, 1993. Contributor toThe Music Forum and Current Musicology. Compositions (including works for Japanese instruments) frequently performed. Compositions published and recorded in the United States and Japan. Academic faculty, Mannes College The New School for Music, since 1964; Techniques of Music faculty since 1965; Composition faculty since 1971.