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American composer and conductor David Stock was born on 3 June 1939.
Living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was professor of composition and conductor of the Contemporary Ensemble at Duquesne University. He founded and directed the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble from 1976 until retiring in 1999. He held two composer residencies with American orchestras - the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1987-8) and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (1996-7).
His compositions include five symphonies, six string quartets, A Little Miracle for mezzo and chamber orchestra (1997) and Kickoff (1990), first performed at the New York Philharmonic's one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary.
David Stock died on 2 November 2015, aged seventy-six.
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