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Adjunct Instructor of Music
School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
Adjunct Faculty
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Part Time and Adjunct Faculty
B.M., University of Tennessee Knoxville
M.M., Middle Tennessee State University

David Sartor is a composer, conductor, and educator, and is the founder and Music Director of Nashville’s award-winning Parthenon Chamber Orchestra. Sartor’s widely-performed compositions have received the prestigious Ostwald Award from the American Bandmasters Association, the National Fine Arts Award, and more than four dozen prestigious honors and awards from New Music for Young Ensembles, Meet The Composer, Delta Omicron, and ASCAP, among others.

A respected and in-demand guest conductor, composer and lecturer, his engagements include the Washington National Cathedral, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Concerto Orchestra, the Nexus Chamber Orchestra, the Vanderbilt University Orchestra, Illinois State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, the Knoxville Brass Choir, the University of Tennessee Brass Choir, the Dogwood Arts Festival Chamber Orchestra, and a conducting “mini-residency” at California State University sponsored by New York City’s Meet The Composer Foundation.

Sartor has been inducted as a National Patron of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity in recognition of his accomplishments as a conductor and composer. A fourteen-time honoree in The American Prizes, national awards celebrating American excellence in the arts, he is the only person in the history of the competition to win American Prizes in three separate major categories: Conducting, Composition and Orchestral Performance.