August, 19th, 2018

World Premiere of the complete 
Sonata Fantasia for Violin Cello Duo and Suite for Unaccompanied Cello at Chapel Hill UMC Oklahoma City Oklahoma.  Concert will feature performances by Daria Janssen, Robert Bradshaw, and Ai-Wei Chang.  (concert begins at 2:00 pm)

April 20th, 2018

World premiere of Jersey Rain, a setting of a poem of the same name by Robert Pinsky for Soprano and Piano.  Concert features Carley DeFranco and Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta with the poet in attendance. 

December, 7th, 2017

Art Made Audible, concert series featuring music inspired by visual art of Jan Arabas.  There will be seven world premieres including a work by David Janssen

June 10th, 2017

Recording Scheduled for The Return of the Son of Man in Brno Czech Republic.

May 18th, 2017


David C. Janssen selected to participate as a composer fellow in the Wyoming New Music Festival taking place in Grand Teton National Park.


April 23rd, 2017


Piano Sonata No. 1 Movements I and III to be premiered in Composition Recital in Bedford Concert Hall, Middlesex Community College.


April 6th, 2017


String Quartet No. 1 compete in Cum Laude Consonant Chamber Music Contest based in Spain


March 31st, 2017


Courante for cello solo awarded co-second prize in Massachusetts Chapter of the American String Teacher's Association composition contest.


February 2nd, 2017


The Return of the Son of Man selected for inclusion on Ablaze Records Orchestral Masters CD Vol. 5 to be recorded in Brno, Czech Republic by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.

August 15th, 2016

Work has begun on String Quartet No. 2.

March 23rd, 2016, 11am

The second movement for Piano Sonata No. 1 to be premiered as part of the Holy Week service at Boston Baptist College.

December 14th, 2015, 8pm

Prelude, an excerpt from song set The Light Shines in the Darkness to be performed by David Janssen and Janet Zimmerman as part of Boston Baptist College's Christmas Lessons and Carols Concert, at the Old North Church, Boston.

May 3rd, 2015, 3:00 pm

World Premiere of Suite for 
Cello to be performed at 
Middlesex Community College.

February 10th, 2015

Commission for Cello and
Violin Duo announced.

August 16th, 2014
String Quartet No. 1 
recording project complete!

June 13th, 2014

Studio recording for String
Quartet No. 1.

May 10th 2014,

World premiere of Trio for
piano, violin and doublebass.
8pm Christ Church, 141
East Ave., Rochester NY

January 17, 2014

New Kickstarter project to    
record String Quartet No. 1
has been released!

December 12, 2013

Canterbury Choral Society premiered Janssen's Christmas Motet The Shepherds and the Angels in the Field.

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