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Pittsburgh-born composer David Sanford’s works have been performed by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra led by Marin Alsop, the Chicago Symphony Chamber Players, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center and jazz musicians such as Bob Mintzer, George Garzone, Pheeroan Ak-Laff, and the Corvini/Iodice Roma Jazz Ensemble, among numerous others. Honors include awards and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, BMI, ASCAP, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Rome Prize. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is the leader and founder of the Pittsburgh Collective and Associate Professor
of Music at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.