Winner of the 2005 Alice M. Ditson Conductor’s Award, given “in recognition of exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers,” and of the 2008 Choral Arts New England’s Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award, David Hoose is known as an inspired interpreter of music ranging from Bach to Babbitt. The 2010-2011 season marks Mr. Hoose’s nineteenth year as Music Director of Collage New Music. Under his leadership, Collage has gained a reputation for programming compelling new works in illuminating juxtaposition with contemporary classics and unjustly neglected older works. With Collage and other ensembles, Hoose has conducted works by nearly every major composer of the past 100 years. His acclaimed performances have included numerous premieres, and he has guided the commission of compositions by composers T.J. Anderson, Martin Brody, Peter Child, Richard Cornell, Michael Gandolfi, John Harbison, Stephen Hartke, John Heiss, Andrew Imbrie, Fred Lerdahl, Marjorie Merryman, Lior Navok, James Primosch, David Rakowski, Donald Sur, Andy Vores, and others.
Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities at the Boston University School of Music, Hoose also serves as Music Director of the Cantata Singers & Ensemble and is former Music Director of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor with the Saint Louis Symphony, Utah Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Quad City Symphony, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Emmanuel Music, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and with the orchestras of the New England Conservatory, Shepherd School of Music, University of Southern California (UCLA), and theEastmanSchool. For the past three summers, he has been a faculty member at the Rose City International Conducting Workshop, inPortland,Oregon. Conductors whom he has mentored atBostonUniversitynow serve in a wide variety of distinguished conducting positions, from music directorships of college and youth orchestras, assistant and associate conductors of majorUSorchestras, to music directorships of professional orchestras and opera companies.
With the Cantata Singers, Hoose received the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming; with the Emmanuel Wind Quintet, the Walter W. Naumburg Award For Chamber Music; and as a fellowship student at theTanglewoodMusicCenter, the Dmitri Mitropoulos Award. During his tenure with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the City ofTallahasseedeclared a week to be named after him in recognition of his contributions to the cultural life of the region. His recordings appear on the Koch International, Nonesuch, New World,Delos, Gunmar, and CRI labels.