DAVID SAMPSON (b. 1951--) by Julie Riegg Composer David Sampson, a resident of Morristown, New Jersey, is emerging as a unique voice of his generation, achieving rapidly growing attention from major orchestras, soloists, and ensembles. He has been commissioned by orchestras and ensembles, including the National Symphony Orchestra ( Hommage: JFK in 1995); the National Endowment for the Arts (The War Prayer for soloists, chorus and orchestra and premiered by Princeton Pro Musica in 1995); Barlow Endowment for the Memphis Symphony ( Monument in 1997), and Bergen Foundation ( Concerto for Cello and Orchestra , which premiered with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in 1995); the International Trumpet Guild ( Triptych for trumpet and orchestra and premiered at the Aspen Music Festival in 1993 and at the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1995). Sampson recently coauthored a new trumpet method with Raymond Mase. He has served on the Board of the Composers Guild of New Jersey, he is a member of Solid Brass and the Founding President of the "Hardly Any Sampson" Music Festival.