Composer-in-Residence; Seminar Lecturer (July 11-25, 2015)
Three Ford Foundation Fellowships; Guggenheim Fellowship; awards and grants from the Soros Foundation, Fell Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Columbia U., Unesco, Oberlin Conservatory, and ASCAP. Lectures for the New York Philharmonic, the New York Youth Symphony, and for festivals in Bowdoin, Maine; Charlottesville, Va.; and Rockport, Mass., among others. Former faculty member of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Philadelphia Musical Academy (chairman, theory and composition dept.). Operas produced in Seattle (The Dybbuk); in Philadelphia (The Metamorphosis); in London (Through the Looking Glass); in Riga, Latvia (Diary of a Madwoman). Many performances of chamber and vocal works in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Chicago.
Degrees and Studies
Oberlin Conservatory; Chicago Musical College; B.S. and M.S. in composition, The Juilliard School; composition studies with Peter Mennin and Vincent Persichetti.
The Juilliard School
Faculty since 1979; Evening Division since 1991.