Stephen Hartke

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 California since 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 California in 1987. He was composer in residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 1988 to 1992.

Hartke has received commissions from numerous groups, including Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for 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 Fellowship in 1997, and a Charles Ives Living award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004.

Hartke's musical influences include his teachers George Crumb and George Rochberg, Stravinsky, bebop, Afro Celt Sound System and gamelan music.



External links

* [ Official website]
* [ USC Thornton School of Music faculty profile]
* [ Art of the States: Stephen Hartke] four works by the composer

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