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Irwin Bazelon
Irwin Bazelon (b. Evanston, Illinois, June 4, 1922; died August 2, 1995) was an American composer of contemporary classical music. Contemporary American composer Irwin Bazelon’s music is known for its interesting rhythms and it...
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Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.
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Timothy Mahr
Timothy Mahr (born March 20, 1956) is a professor of music at St. Olaf College, and an American composer and conductor.
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John Jacob Niles
John Jacob Niles (April 28, 1892 – March 1, 1980) was an American composer, singer, and collector of traditional ballads. Called the "Dean of American Balladeers", Niles was an important influence on the American folk music rev...
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Ruth Crawford Seeger
Ruth Crawford Seeger (July 3, 1901 – November 18, 1953), born Ruth Porter Crawford, was an American modernist composer active primarily during the 1920s and 1930s and an American folk music specialist from the late 1930s until ...
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Virgil Thomson
Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896 – September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music. He has been described as a modernist, a neoromantic...
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Don D. Coffman
Professor & Chair, Dept of Music Education & Music Therapy, Frost School of Music, University of Miami
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Jennifer Higdon
Jennifer Higdon (born December 31, 1962) is an American composer of classical music and composition teacher. She has received many awards including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and a 2009 Grammy Awar...
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Christian Wolff
Christian G. Wolff (born March 8, 1934) is an American composer of experimental classical music.
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Ruth Porter Crawford-Seeger
Ruth Crawford Seeger (July 3, 1901 – November 18, 1953), born Ruth Porter Crawford, was an American modernist composer active primarily during the 1920s and 1930s and an American folk music specialist from the late 1930s until ...
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Roger Sessions
Roger Huntington Sessions (December 28, 1896 – March 16, 1985) was an American composer, teacher, and writer on music.
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James Barnes
James Charles Barnes (born September 9, 1949 in Hobart, Oklahoma, U.S.) is an American composer.Barnes studied composition and music theory at the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Music in 1974, and Master of Music i...
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Beth Coleman
Beth Coleman (also known as M. Singe, DJ M. Singe, and DJ Singe) is an American female electronic music composer and academic in the field of new media studies. Her work has been featured in a variety of venues such ...
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Marin Alsop
Marin Alsop ['Mɛər.ɪn 'æːl.sɑːp] (born October 16, 1956) is an American conductor and violinist. She is currently music director of both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, and chief con...
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Harry Thacker Burleigh
Henry Thacker "Harry" Burleigh (December 2, 1866 – September 12, 1949), a baritone, was an African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer. He was the first black composer to be instrumental in the develo...
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Steve Reich
Stephen Michael "Steve" Reich (/ˈraɪʃ/; born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.
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Murray Perahia
In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international mus...
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Lawrence Dillon
Lawrence Dillon (born July 3, 1959) is an American composer, and Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). His music has a wide range of expression, generally within a tonal idiom not...
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Amy Beach
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music. As a pianist, she was acclaimed at concerts she gave in the United States and in Germany.
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Charles E. Ives
Charles Edward Ives (/aɪvz/; October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many...
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