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David Felder (born November 27, 1953) is an American composer of chamber, choral, orchestral, and electronic music, and currently a SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo, as well as the director of both the June in Buffalo Festival and the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music.
Felder was the Composer-in-Residence of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 1993 to 1997 and has received numerous grants and commissions throughout his career as a composer, including many awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, two New York State Council commissions, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Koussevitzky commissions, two Fromm Foundation Fellowships, two awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, two commissions from the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, and many more. In 2010, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Felder the Music Award in recognition of his career accomplishments.
Felder has taught music composition at the University at Buffalo since 1985, received the SUNY Distinguished Professor title in 2008, and served as Master Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Spring, 2010. His recent major work, Les Quatres Temps Cardinaux (2013–14), has been recorded by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and is scheduled for release in 2016, and a second recording of that work, recorded by Ensemble SIGNAL and the Slee Sinfonietta, will be released in 2017.