David Crumb | Composer

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Portland Chamber Music Festival International Composers Competition Winning entry: Mood Sequence

Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship


Heckscher Prize From Ithaca College, for Mood Sequence.


American Composers Forum Encore Grant Co-applicant with The Percussion Plus Project.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Residency Award In support of residency at Yaddo artist colony.


Aaron Copland Award Composer Residency

Washington State University, "Festival of Contemporary Art Music" Featured guest composer; teaching; full concert of D. Crumb's works


University of Oregon School of Music, "Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium" Composer-in-residence; teaching; presentation of recent work


Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University Co-commissioning grant with Third Angle New Music Ensemble


Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard Commission Co-commissioning grant with Orchestra 2001

Discover America V Competition for New American Chamber Works Winning entry: Piano Quartet


Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Visiting Composers Series 1999-2000 Visiting composer; short teaching residency


University of Oregon School of Music “Festival of the Millennium 1999” Featured composer; participant in two panel discussions with UO professor Robert Kyr and composer George Crumb.


John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Research period: composed Piano Quartet and The Whisperer

University of Oregon New Faculty Award Research period: preliminary work on Piano Quartet


National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors Composition Project Award Commissioned work: Sextet (see also under "Commissions")

Riverside Symphony International Composer Readings Reading of Vestiges of a Distant Time

MacDowell Colony Artist Residency

Yaddo Colony Artist Residency


Meet the Composer Fund Visiting composer honorarium, "Young Professionals Concert," Community Arts Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania 

Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program Grant to assist with music copying expenses


New England Reed Trio Composition Competition Third Prize for Soundings. Performance by New England Reed Trio; publication by Frank E. Warren Music Service


Meet the Composer/California and AT&T Premiere Artists Program Featured composer honorarium, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, The Green Umbrella series

Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program Grant to assist with music copying expenses


A.S.C.A.P. Foundation Young Composer Grants Winning entry: Clarino  

Los Angeles Symphony "L.A. Composers Project 2" Award Commissioned work: Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble

Orchestra Society of Philadelphia "New Orchestral Project, Philadelphia 1992" Reading of work-in-progress

A.S.C.A.P./Raymond Hubbell Music Scholarship Award


University of Pennsylvania Hilda K. Nitzshe Prize

Vanguard Arts Associates Competition Third Prize for Miniatures


Aaron and Abby Schroeder Fellowship/Margaret Lee Crofts Fellowship (Tanglewood Music Festival) Studied composition with Lukas Foss

A.S.C.A.P. Foundation Young Composer Grants Winning entry: Piano Sonata