Title/Position: Professor, Music CompositionProfile:
What would you say are the outstanding highlights of your professional life?
Winning First Prize, Omaha Symphony Orchestra International New Music Competition
Winning First Prize, Kenneth Davenport National Competition for Orchestral Works
Winning a Meet The Composer commission for Triton Brass, which was premiered at Tanglewood
Winning a Fromm Foundation commission for the Radnofsky Quartet
What’s on your iPod?
The Ramones, Schnittke’s Piano Quintet, the Friends of Dean Martinez (Southwestern/Latin retro-lounge), Keith Jarrett’s “Radiance,” the Messe de Tournai (Ensemble Organum), The Ghastly Ones (best surf band since Dick Dale and the Deltones), Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Ozomatli and Motörhead.
Finish the statement, “Music is…”
…a living art form: the only art form that can stir the intellect, the imagination, the emotion, the soul, and the pelvis.
What is your favorite musical quote?
“Music in its essence is not a thing that can be poured into a rigorous and traditional mold. It is made of colors and rhythmical beats. All the rest is fraud, invented by cold-blooded imbeciles riding on the masters’ backs.”—Claude Debussy
Described as “one of the best composers of [his] generation,” Lansing McLoskey’s music has been performed across the U.S. and in eleven other countries on five continents.
Among his many awards are First Prizes in
* Omaha Symphony International New Music Competition
* Kenneth Davenport National Competition for Orchestral Works
* Lee Ettelson Composers Award
* Paris New Music Review International Composition Competition “60 Seconds”
* Charles Ives Center Orchestral Composition Competition
* SCI/ASCAP National Student Composition Competition
He was awarded the distinguished Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and in 2004 was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition.
McLoskey has received dozens of commissions and grants, including
* National Endowment for the Arts
* Meet The Composer
* Barlow Endowment
* Music At The Anthology
* King’s Chapel
* MAG for pianist Grant Johannesen
* American-Scandinavian Foundation
* Harvard University
He has written for & been performed by such renowned ensembles as
* The Hilliard Ensemble
* Speculum Musicae
* Chicago Players
* New Millennium Ensemble
Recent works include
* Fromm Foundation commission for the Radnofsky Quartet
* 50th Anniversary of the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University
* Meet The Composer commission for Triton Brass, premiered at the 2007 Tanglewood Music Festival
His music is released on
* Wergo Schallplatten
* Petroleum By-Products Records
Lansing McLoskey, composer, is professor of music in the Department of Music Theory and Composition at the Frost School of Music. Described as “one of the best composers of [his] generation,” Lansing McLoskey’s music has been performed across the U.S. and in eleven other countries on five continents. McLoskey has received dozens of commissions and grants, including the National Endowment of the Arts, Meet the Composer, ASCAP, and Barlow Endowment, to name a few. He has been awarded “first prize” in numerous composition competitions including Omaha Symphony Orchestra International New Music Competition, Kenneth Davenport National Competition for Orchestral Works and a Meet The Composer commission for Triton Brass which was premiered at Tanglewood. McLoskey completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University, and holds degrees with honors from U.C. Santa Barbara and the U.S.C. Thornton School of Music, with additional studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.