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Third Prize

David Werfelmann


Moné Hattori, Violin, JAPAN)

David Werfelmann is an American composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music whose works are widely performed and recorded by ensembles and soloists throughout the US. Among the many professional ensembles that have performed his works are the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, The Zzyzx Quartet, and the Hear Now Ensemble. David’s music can be heard on five professionally recorded CDs, including the Fischoff Award-winning Barkada Quartet’s premiere album Aventura. His music is heard frequently at conferences and festivals, such as the NOW HEAR Festival, several North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States convention, the CSU Fullerton New Music Festival, the Berkeley Arts Festival, and the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. David has been commissioned by ensembles such as Chamber Project Saint Louis, the Slipstream Quartet, the HOCKET piano duo, the Hear Now Ensemble, the WMTA, and a consortium of college wind ensembles, as well as soloists including Michael Mizrahi, Andrew Harrison, and Rafael Liebich. David is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Webster University in Saint Louis and has received music degrees from USC (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and Lawrence University (BM).  For scores, recordings and to contact David, please visit 

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