Associate Professor and Director of Aaron Copland School of Music
Fields of Study:
Composition, music theory, and piano
Degrees and Studies:
PhD, University of Michigan
As an undergraduate at the Oberlin Conservatory, he received a Theodore Presser Foundation grant to study history, language, and traditional arts at Yonsei University in South Korea. Recognition for his composition work includes a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Aaron Copland Awards, the Wayne Peterson Composition Prize, and awards from BMI and ASCAP. He has received commissions from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Naumburg Foundation (for the Mir String Quartet), and the Fromm Foundation. His composition Split Horizon, a concerto premiered at Carnegie Hall by the sextet Eighth Blackbird and the American Composers Orchestra. He is also the author of an analytical study of piano music by George Perle, Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York.