Programs: Composition

Martin Amlin

Composer and pianist Martin Amlin has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tanglewood Music Center, 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 […]

Richard Cornell

Richard Cornell works in a range of symphonic and chamber music forms, as well as computer-mediated sound art. He has awards from the Fromm Music Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. The chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Musica Viva, […]

Joshua Fineberg

American composer Joshua FINEBERG began his musical studies at the age of five; they have included – in addition to composition – violin, guitar, piano, harpsichord and conducting. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory with Morris Moshe Cotel where he won first prize in the bi-annual Virginia Carty de Lillo Composition Competition. In 1991, he moved […]

Samuel Headrick

Dr. Headrick received his BM and MM in Composition from the University of North Texas before earning his PhD in Composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, and Joseph Schwantner. Other studies include Horn with Roland Pandolfi, Guitar with Alan Rosenkoetter, and Computer Music at MIT with […]

Rodney Lister

Rodney Lister received his early musical training at the Blair School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a student at the New England Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Music degree, with honors) and at Brandeis University (Master of Fine Arts and Ph. D. degrees) from 1975 to 1977. In between his stay at those […]

Ketty Nez

Composer/pianist Ketty Nez joined Boston University in 2005. Her folk opera, The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia, was premiered April 2011 by Xanthos Ensemble, and staged by the Juventas Ensemble in May 2012.  Her CD, Listen to a Wonder Never Heard Before!, was released in 2010 by Albany Records, and her piano concerto, […]

John H. Wallace

The music of John H. Wallace has been called “mesmerizing” and hailed for its “meticulous craftsmanship” and “distinctive compositional voice” (Fanfare). Performed widely in the U.S. and Europe, he has been heard on WGBH radio’s All Classical Festival, and recorded on the Centaur Records label. He has worked with members of the Chicago, Philadelphia and […]

Steven Weigt

Studied composition with Ross Bauer, Andrew Frank, Yehudi Wyner, Martin Boykan, and David Rakowski; theory and analysis with Richard Swift, Martin Boykan, and Allan Keiler. In recognition of his compositional work, Dr. Weigt has been awarded the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and […]