Visiting Professor of Music Theory
Composer, pianist, and educator Duncan Neilson was born in Baltimore and grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon. He received a B.A. in Piano Performance from Lewis and Clark College (studying with Anne S. Miller), an M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan (studying with William Albright, William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, and Bright Sheng), and a D.M.A. in Composition from Columbia University (studying with Sebastian Currier, Jonathan Kramer, Fred Lerdahl, and Tristan Murail). His awards include a Mellon Fellowship and Jacob K. Javits Fellowship at Columbia, scholarships to the Aspen Music Festival, an ASCAP award for his Mad Love Songs, and a residency at the Caldera Arts Center.