COMPOSERS


Warren Benson

Warren Benson (1924-2005), a distinguished composer, conductor, lecturer and writer, is best known for his innovative and profoundly expressive music […]

William Bolcom

William Bolcom, born in Seattle, Washington in 1938, now resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he taught at the University […]

C. Curtis-Smith

C. Curtis-Smith

An internationally-recognized composer, Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith was born in 1941 in Walla Walla, Washington. A longtime faculty member of […]

Mario Davidovsky

Born in Medanos, Argentina, March 4, 1934, Mario Davidovsky is the son of immigrant Russian-Polish parents who arrived in Argentina […]

Justin Dello Joio

Justin Dello Joio, born in New York City, is descended from seven generations of composers in the Dello Joio family. […]

Norman Dello Joio

The distinguished musical career of Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008) began for him at age fourteen when he became a church […]

Kenneth Fuchs

Kenneth Fuchs has composed music for orchestra, band, chorus, and various chamber ensembles. With Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, he […]

Evan Hause

Evan Hause’s music has been performed, and in many cases commissioned, by the Boston, Albany, Phoenix, Utah, Louisville, Memphis, Brooklyn, Riverside […]

Robert Jager

Robert Jager was born in Binghamton, New York (1939), and is a graduate of The University of Michigan. For four […]

Ernesto Lecuona

Cuban-born, Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) is the dominant musical force to have come out of the island nation, and without question […]

Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed was born on Manhattan Island in New York City on January 25, 1921. His formal music training began […]

Roger Sessions

Roger Sessions

Roger Sessions was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 28, 1896 and died March 16, 1985 in New York […]

Sherwood Shaffer

Sherwood Shaffer (b. November 15, 1934, Bee County, Texas) has composed over 150 works, extending from chamber to choral, symphonic, […]

Hale Smith

Hale Smith (June 29, 1925 – November 24, 2009) has had a distinguished career not only as a highly-regarded composer […]

David Ward-Steinman

David Ward-Steinman (November 6, 1936-April 14, 2015) received many national and state awards for his compositions and teaching, including the […]