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Sol for Orchestra


David Cronin's music has a distinctively American flavor and a refreshing eclectic (some say, "quirky") style.

Born in Newport, RI, Cronin displayed an intense interest and a natural talent in music at a very young age. After nearly 10 years of performing on the piano and saxophone, Cronin began writing short compositions when he was only 14. A few years later, he was in college at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he studied orchestration with Augusta Reed Thomas, and composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler, Sydney Hodkinson, and David Liptak. After earning a B.M. in Music Composition, Cronin relocated to Boston, MA to continue his studies with Lukas Foss and Charles Fussel at Boston University's College of Fine Arts.

Cronin has received a number of commissions and his music is regularly performed throughout New England, most recently at the Rivers School of Music in West, MA.

In 2000, launched the Mount Hood Recitals, a quarterly salon-style concert series that produced a number of intimate, enthralling performances and world premieres.

David's String Quartet (1994) was selected to be the driving force behind the short film

Marching Cigarettes (2006)

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