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.