Alumni Profile

DJ Sparr


Composition Faculty, Walden School for Musicians,
Composer in Residence, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Education and Community Engagement 2009-2011, Young American Composer in Residence, California Symphony Orchestra 2011-2013
Awards: BMI (1995, 2000)
Grand Prize BMG/Williams College National Young Composers Competition (1997)
American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize – Alternate (1998)
League of Composers/ISCM Composers’ Competition Winner (2009)
BMI Foundation/Boudleaux Bryant Fund commission for Eighth Blackbird (2000)

Performances by and with Alias Ensemble, Berkshire Symphony, Cabrillo Festival, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Dayton Philharmonic, Eighth Blackbird, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphonia, among others.

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