Composer/Conductor David Stock (June 3, 1939 – November 2, 2015) was Professor Emeritus, Duquesne University, where he conducted the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble. He was Composer in Residence of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, and Conductor of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, which he founded in 1976, as well as a recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. In November 1992, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to receive the "Creative Achievement Award for Outstanding Established Artist." Mr. Stock served as panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and as a host of Da Capo, a weekly series on WQED FM in Pittsburgh. His television credits include the theme music for the award-winning PBS series “Kennedy Center Tonight.” His large catalog of works includes six symphonies, more than 13 string quartets, a dozen concerti for various instruments, much chamber, solo, and orchestral music, and work for dance, theater, TV and film. He retired as Music Director of PNME at the' end of the 1998/99 season, after 23 years of dedication to new music and the living composer.