Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his work Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra, George Walker became the first African American man so honored.
An active composer and educator, Danielpour currently serves on the composition faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.
Ezra Laderman currently serves as a Professor of Composition at Yale University and was Dean of the School of Music from 1989-1995.
A traditional Irish fiddler as well as a composer, Evan Chambers often blurs the line between folk and classical music.
Mary Jane Leach’s music focuses on the physicality of sound, its acoustic properties and how they interact with space.
Many of Crumb's compositions include programmatic themes and elements of mysticism, which are often reflected in his visually stunning scores.
Salonen has composed chamber and orchestral works that are staples of the modern repertoire.
Hartke is a member of the faculty at the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California
Composer and bandleader Dave Brubeck is a legend among fans of jazz and classical music.
Pierre Boulez is WFIU's featured contemporary composer for December.