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Robert Beaser

College Division

College Division: 

  • Composition

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in Boston, MA

Artistic director, American Composers Orchestra. Music director/conductor, Musical Elements, 1978-89. Awards: Grammy nomination; Prix de Rome; Guggenheim, Fulbright fellowships; N.E.A., ASCAP, Barlow, Nonesuch commissions; Academy Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters in Music. Commissions: Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis Symphonies; New York Philharmonic; American Composers, St. Paul Chamber Orchestras; American Brass Quintet. Opera commission, Central Park: Food of Love from New York City Opera/Glimmerglass/WNET Great Performances, libretto by Terrence McNally, published by European American Music. Recordings: Choral Variations; The Seven Deadly Sins; Piano Concerto, on London/Argo; Notes on a Southern Sky, EMI; Song of the Bells and Psalms 119, 150, New World; Mountain Songs, Variations for Flute and Piano, Musicmasters.

Degrees and Studies

BA, Yale College, summa cum laude; MM, MMA, DMA, Yale School of Music. Composition, Jacob Druckman, Toru Takemistu, Goffredo Petrassi.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1993; chair, composition department since 1994.