DAVID DZUBAY was born in 1964 in Minneapolis and raised in Portland, Oregon. Attending Indiana University he earned a B.S. (1986), a M.M. in Composition and Trumpet (1988), and a D.M. in Composition (1991). His principal teachers have been Donald Erb, Frederick Fox, Eugene O'Brien, Lukas Foss, Oliver Knussen, Allan Dean and Bernard Adelstein.
Dzubay's music has been performed in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Asia by over thirty orchestras. His music is published by Pro Nova Music, Dorn, and Thompson Edition and is recorded on the Centaur, Innova, First Edition Recordings and Indiana University labels.
Formerly on the faculty at the University of North Texas, David Dzubay is currently Associate Professor of Music at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, where he teaches composition, is Director of the New Music Ensemble, and occasionally conducts an orchestra. Dzubay has also conducted groups at Tanglewood, Aspen, Disney World, the University of Puget Sound, as well as the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, an ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra and strings from the Louisville Orchestra at the Maple Mount Music Festival. From 1995 to 1998 he served as Composer-Consultant to the Minnesota Orchestra, helping run their "Perfect-Pitch" reading sessions for works by composers of Minnesota.
Dzubay is currently working on commissions from the Albany Symphony and the Carolina Chamber Symphony.