David Crumb's music has been widely performed throughout the United States and abroad. He received his training in composition from the Eastman School and the University of Pennsylvania. Among numerous awards, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship, and grants from Meet The Composer and the A.S.C.A.P. Foundation.
Crumb’s music has been performed throughout the United States and abroad. His imaginative and dramatic compositions are richly tonal, and intensely coloristic. Among numerous awards, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the Fromm and Barlow Foundations. Crumb has accepted commissions from the Los Angeles Symphony New Music Group, the Chicago Civic Orchestra/ASCAP Foundation, and the Bowdoin International New Music Festival. He has held residencies at the Yaddo and MacDowell artist colonies and has participated in a variety of new music festivals. His works have been recorded and released on C.R.I., Innova, and Equilibrium." Source: composer's web site.
Three Representative Works: Improvisations on an English Folk Tune (2004) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano; Primordial Fantasy (2002) for piano and chamber ensemble; September Elegy (2001), for violin and piano.
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Oregon Connection: Crumb joined the faculty at the University of Oregon School of Music in 1997, where he continues to serve as a member of the composition department. This entry was compiled by Gary Ferrington, oregoncomposerswatch(at)gmail(dot)com