Frost Professor, Lansing McLoskey, Awarded 2016 American Prize Composer Award: Choral Division

February 27, 2017 — Coral Gables, FL — The UM Frost School of Music is honored to announce the winner of the 2016 American Prize Composer award for Choral Division has been awarded to our Frost professor of music in the department of music theory and composition, Lansing D. McLoskey. In addition, McLoskey won third place for the American Prize Composer Chamber Music division.

Lansing D. McLoskey has been described as "a major talent and a deep thinker with a great ear" by the American Composers Orchestra, "an engaging, gifted composer writing smart, compelling and fascinating music" by Gramophone Magazine, and "a distinctive voice in American music.” His music has been performed in eighteen countries on six continents, and has won more than two‐dozen national and international awards, including two from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his many commissions are those from the Fromm Foundation, N.E.A., Meet The Composer, Pew Charitable Trusts, and the International Joint Wind Quintet Project. Recent commissions include a Barlow Commission for an 80‐minute oratorio for The Crossing; ensemberlino vocale (Berlin); the New Spectrum Foundation for violinist Miranda Cuckson; Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion; TAWA Sax(Peru); Axiom Brass; the SilverDuo; and oboist ToniMarie Marchioni. McLoskey is Professor of Composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. His music is released on Albany Records, WergoSchallplatten, Capstone, Tantara, BeauportClassics, and published by Theodore Presser, ACA, Subito, Mostly Marimba,and Odhecaton‐Z Music.

To read more about McLoskey's American Prize award, please click here.
Lansing McLoskey's official website.

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