Christopher Rouse On the Web
Born in Baltimore, MD
Composer-in-residence, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1986-89. Director, Aspen Composition Master Class, since 2000. Awards/Prizes: Musical America Composer of the Year, 2009; Grammy Award, 2002; Pulitzer Prize in music, 1993; American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in music, 1993; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1990; Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, 1988. Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters, since 2002. Works performed by all major orchestras in the U.S. and overseas. Recent commissions: London, Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Houston, Baltimore, Atlanta Symphonies; Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota Orchestras; New York, Los Angeles Philharmonics; Boston Pops; New York City Ballet. Composed works for Dawn Upshaw, Evelyn Glennie, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Cho-Liang Lin, Sharon Isbin, Carol Wincenc, among others. Published by Boosey & Hawkes, Helicon Music Corp. Recordings: Argo, Albany, BIS, First Edition, Koch, Naxos, New World, Nonesuch, Ondine, RCA, Sony, Telarc, and Teldec. Asst. professor, U. of Michigan, 1978-81; professor, Eastman School of Music, 1981-2002.
Degrees and Studies
B.M., Oberlin College Conservatory, 1971; M.F.A., D.M.A., Cornell U., 1977.