David Uber (1921-2007)
Dr. David Uber was a leading American composer, whose works for brass, woodwind and percussion are played extensively around the world. His career in music ranged from award-winning composer to world class trombonist, college professor to band director. Prominent artists, corporations, and universities have commissioned works by Uber.
Dr. Uber was professor of music at Trenton State College for 33 years. After receiving a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Uber served for four years in the United States Navy Band and continued his studies at Columbia University, where he obtained his Master of Arts and Doctor of Education degrees. He was a member of the faculties at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and the National Music Camp, Interlochen, MI, where he was the director of Ensemble Music. Dr. Uber played first chair trombone with the NYC Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center, the NYC Opera Orchestra and the NBC Symphony Orchestra. For many years he was solo trombonist with the NBC Television Opera, the Columbia Recording Symphony, the New York Brass Quintet and the Contemporary Brass Quintet.
Dr. Uber won competitions such as the Fourth Clarinet Choir Competition Contest. He received the prestigious ASCAP Composers Award annually since 1959, and 'twice received a Merit Award from Trenton State College. He won the 1990 T.U.B.A. Composition Contest with his book of 22 Etudes for Euphonium. His "Processional for World Peace," commissioned by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, received its world premier in 1992.