The music of composer Adam Schoenberg (b. November 15, 1980 Northamtpon, MA) has an ability to create "mystery and sensuality" (New York Times
), and has been hailed as "stunning" (Memphis Commercial Appeal
), and "open, bold, and optimistic" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution
). Since graduating from The Juilliard School in 2010, Schoenberg received two commissions each from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Up!
and La Luna Azul
) and Kansas City Symphony (American Symphony
and Picture Studies
). Recent commissions also include a co-commission from the Aspen Music Festival & School and Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic, Atlanta Chamber Players, Quintet of the Americas, The Blakemore Trio, Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, and many more.
Schoenberg is the first Composer-in-Residence for the Kansas City Symphony under Michael Stern’s tenure for the 2012/13 season. Additional residencies include the Aspen Music Festival and School’s M.O.R.E program, and the 2012 BMI Composer-in-Residence for the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He was a 2009 and 2010 MacDowell Fellow, and was the First Prize winner at the 2008 International Brass Chamber Music Festival for best Brass Quintet. In 2007, Schoenberg was awarded ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Juilliard’s Palmer-Dixon Prize for Most Outstanding Composition, and a Meet the Composer Grant. He received the 2006 Charles Ives Scholarship through the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2004 Brian M. Israel Prize from the Society for New Music. ... read full bio