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Jennifer E. Higdon   

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Higdon has been named the recipient of the 2012 A.I. du Pont Award, an award given annually by the Delaware Symphony to living composers for their outstanding contributions to contemporary classical music.  Dr. Higdon currently holds the Milton L. Rock Chair in Composition Studies at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Her music is published exclusively by Lawdon Press. Santa Fe Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia, commission for an opera based on best-selling novel Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier; with Gene Scheer, librettist.  The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., commission to write new work for the Cypress String Quartet, plus soprano voice, text based on poems by W. S. Merwin.


Echo Dash, Hilary Hahn, “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores,” 2012-13 season. On the Death of the Righteous, premiere recording, on “Metamorphosis,” Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, director, on Innova, March 2012. World premiere of All things Majestic, Grant Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, director; in both audio and visual formats via



Jennifer Higdon is the 2010 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her Violin Concerto, commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and Curtis Institute of Music.  She won a 2010 Grammy® in the category of Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Percussion Concerto.


Blue Cathedral by the Chattanooga Symphony conducted by Sarah Hicks at the Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga, TN on 1/13/11.  On A Wire for sextet and orchestra by Eighth Blackbird and the Akron Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher Wilkins at the E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron, Akron, OH on 1/15/11.  Percussion Concerto by Colin Currie, percussion soloist and the Oregon Symphony conducted by Carlos Kalmar at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR on 1/29/11.  Sky Quartet by the Serafin Quartet at the Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA on 2/4/11.  Soprano Sax Concerto by Gunnery Sergeant Steve Temme and the U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra conducted by Captain Michelle Rakers at Schelsinger Hall, Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA on 2/6/11.


Classic Structures with the University of Michigan Symphony Band and Nancy Ambrose King, soloist performing Oboe Concerto.  (2010)  Equilibrium – EQ 97.


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