Composition

Malcolm Peyton has directed, conducted, and concertized in many new music concerts in Boston and New York, including most recently The Composers Series in NEC's Jordan Hall. He is also developing new teaching concepts for understanding modern tonal practice. He has received a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship and awards from the NEA, Norlin Foundation, and American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His music has been performed in Europe and the U.S. and is published by Boelke Bomart/Mobart and the Association for the Promotion of New Music.

Well-known and celebrated compositions: Apostrophe for chorus, soloists, and orchestra; Fantasies Concertantes for orchestra; String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2; five song cycles including Four Songs from Shakespeare, Songs from Walt Whitman, and Sonnets from John Donne

B.A., M.F.A., magna cum laude, Princeton University. Composition with Roger Sessions and Edward Cone. Piano with Edward Steuermann. Fulbright Award studying in Germany with Wolfgang Fortner. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Award. Margaret Crofts Scholarship studying two summers at the Tanglewood Music Center with Aaron Copland and Irving Fine. Citation and award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Recordings on CRI, Centaur. Former visiting lecturer at Princeton and Boston universities.

2009-08-03

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