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Marc-Antonio Consoli

Honorary Selection in the 2007 John Eaton Memorial Competition

MARC-ANTONIO CONSOLI, Italian-born American composer and teacher; b. Catania, May 19, 1941. He studied with Rieti at the N.Y. College of Music (B.M., 1966), Krenek at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore (M.M., 1967), and Goehr at Yale Univ. School of Music (M.M., 1971; D.M.A., 1977), and also took courses with Schuller and Crumb at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, with Donatoni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and at the Warsaw Cons. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1967. He was the founder-director of the Musica Oggi Ensemble (1978–80) and served as a church music director and organist (from 1988). He was also ed. of the Hargail Music Press (1978–84) and ed. and publisher of Rinaldo Music Press (from 1983). From 1990, he was an adjunct assistant professor at N.Y.U. His honors include Guggenheim fellowships (1971,1979), NEA grants (1979,1981,1985), and an award from the American Academy and Inst. of Arts and Letters (1975). Consoli has found inspiration in Italian folk elements in several of his works, which he has utilized in writing scores marked by a fine abstract lyricism.

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