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composer , educator

Craig T. Walsh, American composer, educator. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellow, 2002. Member of College Music Society, International Association Computer Music, Society Electro-Acoustic Music.

Background

Walsh, Craig T. was born on April 11, 1971 in Somerville, New Jersey, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Mannes College Music, New York City, 1993. Master of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1999.

Career

He is an associate professor of music composition at the University of Arizona. Walsh's music is recorded on Albany Records, Centaur Records and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States CD series. Since the 1990s, Walsh has focused on a variety of chamber music projects, both acoustic and electronic.

His work has been described as “bright and snappy music rooted in modernism, but also referencing the carefree attitude of American pop culture...having brightly contrasting, sharply spliced sections, funkily angular rhythmic loops, motives that are disjunct and dissonant, but function a bit like pop hooks, and harmonies that aren’t tonal, but also tend to accept the idea that a ' center' isn’t a bad thing” (Fanfare Magazine, March/April 2009). In 2008 Albany Records released Walsh's first solo CD, Bugaboo, with the New York New Music Ensemble.

Achievements

  • Mannes School of Music, B.Mus. (1993)Brandeis University, M.F.A. (1997)Brandeis University, Ph.D. (1999)Major teachers include Laurie Altman, Martin Boykan, Eric Chasalow, Robert Cuckson, David Loeb, and Yehudi Wyner.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (music) Zook (National Association Composers award, 2000), Schism for clarinet and violin (Lee Ettelson Composer's award Music Teachers National Association, 2000), Lines for piano solo, Terma for soprano and digital media (Eric Siday Musical Creativity award International Computer Music Association, 2004), Pipeline Burst Cache for cello and digital media (Morton Gould Young Composer's award American Society of Composers, 1999), Bugaboo for chamber orchestra (Wellesley Composers Conference award, 2002), 0 To 33 In 1098. 5 For Clarinet, Violin, And Piano (Salvatore Martirano International Composition award), Pipeline Burst Cache for cello and digital media (Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo, 1999).

Membership

Member of College Music Society, International Association Computer Music, Society Electro-Acoustic Music.