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Elliott S. Schwartz

Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus






Elliott S. Schwartz: Bowdoin College: Music

A.B., A.M., Ed.D. Columbia

Elliott Schwartz has been a member of the Bowdoin College faculty since 1964, and has also held extended visiting residencies at the University of California (Santa Barbara and San Diego), The Ohio State University, Trinity College of Music (London, UK) and Cambridge University (UK). Schwartz has served as president of the College Music Society, vice-president of the American Music Center, and national chair of the American Society of University Composers. He and Daniel Godfrey are co-authors of the recently published book, Music Since 1945: Issues, Materials, Literature. He also co-edited Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music with Barney Childs.

Performances of Schwartz's compositions have included the Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Tanglewood, the Library of Congress, Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), the Bath Festival (England), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam, Holland), and the Leningrad Spring (Russia). His works are published by Carl Fischer, Margun, Theodore Presser, MMB/Norruth and Fallen Leaf Press; CD recordings of his music can be heard on the CRI, Capstone, Vienna Modern Masters, Innova, GM, and New World Records labels.

In recent years he has appeared as visiting composer at the University of the Pacific, the University of Minnesota, the College of William & Mary, the Spoleto Festival (Charleston), Los Angeles (the LA County Museum of Art), New York City (Merkin Hall and the Museum of Modern Art), the International Double Reed Festival (Rotterdam), and the European Youth Orchestra Festival (Copenhagen). Performances scheduled for 1998-99 include New York City, Kyoto, Miami, and a premiere at New England Conservatory in Boston.