David M. Gordon is a Chicago-area composer, music theorist, and music educator. He holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Chicago, as well as B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition from Northern Illinois University. Gordon has collaborated with a wide variety of performers and ensembles, including Eighth Blackbird, the Pacifica Quartet, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, pianist Margaret Leng Tan, the Quey Percussion Duo, Far Song, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Contempo, the Motion Trio, and steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague. His music has also been featured at numerous distinguished venues and events, including the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, the Ojai Music Festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts, the Caramoor Music Festival, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the San Francisco International Piano Festival, the MATA Festival, Chicago’s Symphony Center, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.