Mildred P. Gilfillan Professor of Music; Senior Director, Young Artists Composition Program, BU Tanglewood Institute
Composer and pianist Martin Amlin has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, the St. Botolph Club Foundation, and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts. He was a recipient of an ASCAP Grant to Young Composers and has received numerous ASCAP Plus Awards. He has received commissions from Piano and Keyboard Magazine, Pacific Serenades, the Seattle Flute Society, the Chicago Flute Club, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the John Oliver Chorale, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, He has been a resident at Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and MacDowell, where he was named a Norlin Fellow. His compositions have been performed throughout the world and are published by the Theodore Presser Company.
Professor Amlin studied with Nadia Boulanger at the Écoles d’Art Américaines in Fontainebleau and the École Normale de Musique in Paris. He received masters and doctoral degrees as well as the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Formerly an instructor at the Phillips Exeter Academy and an Affiliate Artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is currently Mildred P. Gilfillan Professor of Music and Chair of the Composition and Theory Department in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. He is Senior Director of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Composition Program and Director of the BUTI Composition Fundamentals Workshop. He has been a rehearsal pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops on multiple occasions in performances of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. He has performed on the FleetBoston Celebrity Series and has been pianist for the M.I.T. Experimental Music Studio, the American VocalArts Quintet, the Webster Trio, and the New England Ragtime Ensemble. He has appeared live on Boston’s WGBH radio station as both performer and composer.
Martin Amlin has recorded for the Albany, Ashmont Music, Centaur, Crystal, Hyperion, Koch International, MSR Classics, and Wergo labels.