The American conductor and music pedagogue, David Hoose, obtained hin BMus in Composition and Theory from Oberlin Conservatory; graduate studies in composition at Brandeis University; Conducting Fellow at Berkshire Music Center. He studied conducting with Gustav Meier; composition with Richard Hoffmann, Walter Aschaffenberg, Arthur Berger; horn with Robert Fries, Barry Tuckwell, Joseph Singer, Richard Mackey.
David Hoose holds the current positions: Cantata Singers & Ensemble (since 1984), Music Director; Collage New Music, Music Director. Rose City International Conducting Workshop, faculty. Past positions include Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Music Director; Brandeis University Orchestra, Music Director; Longy School of Music, faculty; Emmanuel Music, Music Director ad interim; Cantiones Sacrae, co-founder and Music Director.
David Hoose was guest conductor with Chicago Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra (KBS), Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, Chorus pro Musica, Tanglewood Music Center, Monadnock Music Festival, Warebrook Music Festival, Dinosaur Annex, Alea III, Fromm Chamber Players. Guest conductor with Boston University Young Artists Orchestra, Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Orchestra, Music Nova and Philharmonia, University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Ensemble, Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra (Rice University).
Recipient of Dimitri Mitropoulos Award (Berkshire Music Center); Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award (with Emmanuel Wind Quintet); Choral Arts New England Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award; Ditson Conductors Award, for the Advancement of American Music; Grammy Nominee, Best Recording with Small Ensemble (with Collage New Music). Recordings on New World, Koch, Nonesuch, Albany, Composers’ Recordings (CRI), Delos, Arsis, GunMar, and Neuma labels. Present position, 1987.