Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) is an accomplished composer, conductor and clinician, and is one of the bright stars in contemporary concert music. Regularly commissioned and published, Whitacre has received composition awards from ASCAP, the Barlow International Composition Competition, the American Choral Directors Association, the American Composers Forum, and this spring was honored with his first Grammy nomination (contemporary classical crossover). This year he became the youngest recipient ever awarded the coveted Raymond C. Brock commission by the American Choral Directors Association; commercially he has worked with such luminaries as Barbara Streisand and Marvin Hamlisch.
Whitacre has already achieved substantial critical and popular acclaim. The American Record Guide named his first recording, The Music of Eric Whitacre one of the top ten classical albums in 1997, and the Los Angeles Times praised his music as “electric, chilling harmonies; works of unearthly beauty and imagination.”
Eric received his M.M. in composition from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied composition with John Corigliano.
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Eric Whitacre has 3 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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