David DeVasto (b.1979) has presented works in the United States and Europe; including The IAEF International Summer Arts Institute, The Council for Undergraduate Research, Society of Composers, Charlotte New Music Festival, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Electronic Music Midwest, The Iowa Composers Forum, Nevada Encounters of New Music, and The Electro-Acoustic Juke Joint.

DeVasto’s work has been broadcast from coast to coast in North America and internationally in Asia and Africa, and his recent CD, “Crimson & Lace” (2015), received positive reviews in Gramophone Magazine.  DeVasto’s works are published by The SCI Journal of Music Scores and Bergmann Edition, and recordings of his works appear on Navona Records.  Additionally, DeVasto is featured as a pianist on several albums, including Dreams of Pangea (Southport Records), and Reflection (Flitterswift), featuring renowned saxophonist Mark Colby.

DeVasto earned his Ph.D. from The University of Iowa in 2009, studying under David Gompper and John Rapson, and has formerly served on the music faculties at Lindenwood University and McKendree University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Elmhurst College in the Chicago area.


Between The Echoes

Release Date: September 9, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6057
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Wind Ensemble
Navona’s latest compilation release, BETWEEN THE ECHOES, showcases selected recent chamber works, expressing the common theme of recollections and interpretations of past experiences. Moving across the spectrums of moods and dramatics, each piece brings a harmonic resolution to its soulful journey. This album joins multiple personalities in a collection of propulsive musical expression.

Crimson & Lace

Release Date: August 14, 2015
Catalog Number: NV6006
21st Century
Vocal Music
On CRIMSON & LACE, Navona Records' compilation of modern works for voice and chamber ensemble, composers John G. Bilotta, David DeVasto, and Paula Diehl present works that depict the struggles as well as the rewards of human experience, such as heartache, death, love, hope, uncertainty, tragedy, and the resilience of the human spirit.