Composer Donald Grantham is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes in composition,
including the Prix Lili Boulanger, the Nissim/ASCAP Orchestral Composition Prize, First Prize
in the Concordia Chamber Symphony's Awards to American Composers, a Guggenheim Fellowship,
three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, three First Prizes in the NBA/William
Revelli Competition, two First Prizes in the ABA/Ostwald Competition, and First Prize in the
National Opera Association's Biennial Composition Competition. His music has been praised for
its "elegance, sensitivity, lucidity of thought, clarity of expression and fine lyricism"
in a Citation awarded by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In recent
years his works have been performed by the orchestras of Cleveland, Dallas, Atlanta and the
American Composers Orchestra among many others, and he has fulfilled commissions in media from
solo instruments to opera. His music is published by Piquant Press, Peer-Southern, E. C.
Schirmer, G. Schirmer, Warner Bros. and Mark Foster, and a number of his works have been
commercially recorded. The composer resides in Austin, Texas and is Frank C. Erwin, Jr.
Centennial Professor of Composition at the University of Texas at Austin. With Kent Kennan
he is coauthor of THE TECHNIQUE OF ORCHESTRATION (Prentice-Hall).
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