- Stephen Hartke
Stephen Paul Hartke (born
6 July 1952) is an American composer. He was born in Orange, New Jersey, grew up in Manhattan, where his first piano teacher was Mary Miley, and has lived in Californiasince the 1980s.
Hartke studied at
Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He joined the faculty of the School of Music's Composition Program at the University of Southern Californiain 1987. He was composer in residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestrafrom 1988 to 1992.
Hartke has received commissions from numerous groups, including
Orpheus Chamber Orchestrafor the new Brandenburg Project, Glimmerglass Opera(for The Greater Good, or the Passion of Boule de Suif), the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Hilliard Ensemble. He received a Guggenheim Fellowshipin 1997, and a Charles Ives Livingaward from the American Academy of Arts and Lettersin 2004.
Hartke's musical influences include his teachers
George Crumband George Rochberg, Stravinsky, bebop, Afro Celt Sound Systemand gamelanmusic.
* [http://www.stephenhartke.com Official website]
* [http://www.usc.edu/schools/music/private/faculty/hartke.php USC Thornton School of Music faculty profile]
* [http://artofthestates.org/cgi-bin/composer.pl?comp=4 Art of the States: Stephen Hartke] four works by the composer
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