Competition: US & Canada
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:
DIAMOND, DAVID LEO: Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1938.
Born July 9, 1915, Rochester, New York. Education: Cleveland Institute of Music, with André de Ribaupierre, 1928–29; University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, with Bernard Rogers, 1930–34; New Music School and Dalcroze Institute, with Roger Sessions and Paul Boepple, 1934–35, and private studies with Roger Sessions until 1936 (Elfrida Whiteman Fellow, 1935–37); American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, with Nadia Boulanger, 1937.
Teacher of Harmony, 1935, Young Men’s Hebrew Association, New York City.
Principal compositions: Hommage à Satie, for Chamber Orchestra, performed by Greenwich Sinfonietta, New York City, 1934, and by the Bamberger Symphony for broadcast, 1935; Suite for Chamber Orchestra, performed by Greenwich Sinfonietta, New York City, 1934, and by the Eastman School Little Symphony at the Festival of American Music, Rochester, 1935; Sinfonietta for Orchestra, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, at Robin Hood Dell, 1936; Ballade for Chamber Orchestra, performed by New York Philharmonic Chamber Symphony, New York City, 1936; Divertimento for Piano and Small Orchestra, performed by Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, 1936, and by the Eastman School Little Symphony, at the Festival of American Music, Rochester, 1936; Partita for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, performed at a League of Composers Concert, 1936; Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano, performed at the Festival of American Music, Princeton, 1936; Chamber Symphony, performed by Federal Chamber Orchestra, New York City, 1937; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, performed by the Festival Symphony, New York, 1937, and at a concert of the National Association of Composers and Conductors, 1938; Quintet in B Minor, performed by Barrère-Britt Concertino, New York, 1938; String Trio in G Major, performed for broadcast, NBC Music Guild, 1938; Elegy in Memory of Maurice Ravel, for Brass, Harps and Percussion, performed at the Festival of American Music, Rochester, 1938.
Publications: Sinfonietta for Orchestra, 1935; Psalm for Orchestra, 1938; Three Madrigals for A Capella Voices, 1938.