Introduction

Dr. Luke Carlson is a composer, conductor, and teacher. He is Assistant Professor of Music at College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. He is the director of theory, composition, and orchestral activities.

Biography

The music of composer and conductor Luke Carlson (b. 1983) has been called “magical” and “otherworldly” (Philadelphia Inquirer); “personal and strong” (New York Times). His compositions have been performed by individuals and ensembles across the country, including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Daedalus String Quartet, Network for New Music, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Jacob Druckman Prize, an orchestral commission from the Aspen Music Festival, premiered by the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano. Other recent honors include the grand prize in Symphony Number One’s 2017 composer competition, participating in the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Italy, the Wellesley Composers Conference, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Carlson is a two-time winner (2016 and 2014) of the MACRO Composers Competition, winner of the 2014 Network for New Music Caffeinated Composer Competition, and the recipient of several academic honors including the 2013 Hopkinson Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania, “in recognition of superlative academic performance.”

His principal teachers include James Primosch, Jay Reise, Karim Al-Zand, and Robert Kyr. He holds a BM, magna cum laude, from the University of Oregon, a MM from Rice University, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Assistant Professor of Music at College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO where he serves as the director of the composition & theory programs and conductor of the College of the Ozarks orchestra.

www.LukeCarlsonMusic.com

The music of composer and conductor Luke Carlson (b. 1983) has been called “magical” and “otherworldly” (Philadelphia Inquirer); “personal and strong” (New York Times). His compositions have been performed by individuals and ensembles across the country, including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Daedalus String Quartet, Network for New Music, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Jacob Druckman Prize, an orchestral commission from the Aspen Music Festival, premiered by the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano. Other recent honors include the grand prize in Symphony Number One’s 2017 composer competition, participating in the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Italy, the Wellesley Composers Conference, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Carlson is a two-time winner (2016 and 2014) of the MACRO Composers Competition, winner of the 2014 Network for New Music Caffeinated Composer Competition, and the recipient of several academic honors including the 2013 Hopkinson Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania, “in recognition of superlative academic performance.”

His principal teachers include James Primosch, Jay Reise, Karim Al-Zand, and Robert Kyr. He holds a BM, magna cum laude, from the University of Oregon, a MM from Rice University, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Assistant Professor of Music at College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO where he serves as the director of the composition & theory programs and conductor of the College of the Ozarks orchestra.

http://www.LukeCarlsonMusic.com

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