No Extra Notes

Michael Djupstrom
October 11, 2010, 12:59 am
Filed under: Composers


Michael Djupstrom

Born: August 23, 1980

Current Location: Philadelphia, PA



The work of composer and pianist Michael Djupstrom has been recognized through honors and awards from institutions such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Composers Forum, the Lotte Lehmann Foundation, the Académie musicale de Villecroze, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, the ASCAP Foundation, and the BMI Foundation, among others.  Notable performers of his works include the American Composers Orchestra, the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Symphony in C, and numerous new music ensembles such as Brave New Works, Composers, Inc., North/South Consonance Ensemble, Sounds New, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and the New Fromm Players at Tanglewood.

Djupstrom was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1980 and began piano lessons at the age of eight.  He studied music composition formally at the University of Michigan, from which he received undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Other training included fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Brevard Music Center, as well as studies in Paris with composer Betsy Jolas.  He currently lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches piano at Settlement Music School and courses in music theory and orchestration for Boston University’s online programs in music.

Music © 2010 Michael Djupstrom

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Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

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