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David Del Tredici

"is that rare find among composers — a creator with a truly original gift. I venture to say that his music is certain to make a lasting impression on the American musical scene.” - Aaron Copland
Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize in Music
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Charles Wuorinen

“Wuorinen remains a leading light of American contemporary music."- New York Times
"Charles Wuorinen is one of the world's greatest composers... "John Zorn
Winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music & MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Grant)
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Steve Reich

"our greatest living composer" -New York Times
"...the most original musical thinker of our time” -New Yorker
Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Polar Music Prize & the Praemium Imperiale Prize in Music
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Wayne Peterson

"The play of Peterson's imagina­tion is dazzling ... swift associative connections, the prismatic change of color, the insistent and charged rhythm pursuing a real direction." San Francisco Chronicle
Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Music
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Eric Moe

“Cross jazz with Stravinsky and what do you get? Eric Moe.” -Gramophone
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Richard Festinger

"Festinger's music, like a Mark Rothko painting, is beautiful... and discovering what's beneath makes it rewarding."
- Classical Voice of North Carolina
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Louis Karchin

“Karchin…possesses a striking melodic style that intrigues the ear even as the music is threatening to rush the listener off his or her metaphorical feet with its vivid and seductive use of instrumental color.”
-Fanfare

Composers are the center of musical life