David Litke is a composer and music educator who has lived and worked across Canada, as well as in the southern US. Currently based in Winnipeg, he holds degrees in composition from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, having completed doctoral studies at the latter under the supervision of Dr. Keith Hamel in 2008.  He currently teaches at the University of Manitoba, and previously taught at the University of Georgia, the University of Windsor, and UBC. His music has been performed across Canada, in the US, and in Europe by many fine musicians, including Ensemble l’Arsenale, the National Broadcast Orchestra, l’Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, and the Turning Point Ensemble. His work has been recognized nationally and internationally, in composition competitions (NBO, SOCAN, and MUSCAN competitions) as well as in emerging composers’ programs (Composit 2013, acanthes@ircam New Technologies 2012, Bozzini Quartet's Composer's Kitchen 2010, NAC Young Composers 2008, ECM’s Génération 2006).  He has also been active in electroacoustic music research, and has presented at SMC’07, TES’13, TIES’14, SEAMUS’16 and '17, and ICMC’07 and ’16.

David Litke is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.


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