Carter Pann (b. 21 February 1972, La Grange, Illinois) is an American composer.
He studied composition and piano at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Among his teachers include Samuel Adler, William Albright, Warren Benson, William Bolcom, David Liptak, Joseph Schwantner, and Bright Sheng, and piano with Barry Snyder.
Carter Pann is one of the most versatile talents among composers of his generation. His music has been performed around the world by ensembles and soloists including the London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Seattle Symph., Budapest Symph., Irish National Symph., New York and Chicago Youth Symphonies; the Radio Symphonies of Berlin, Stockholm, and Finland; the National Repertory Orchestra; Richard Stoltzman, the Ying Quartet, pianists Barry Snyder and Winston Choi, and the Antares Ensemble.
Honors include the K. Serocki Competition for his Piano Concerto (premiered by the Polish Radio Symphony in Lutoslawski Hall, Warsaw 1998), a Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and five ASCAP awards including the Leo Kaplan award. In 2000 his Piano Concerto was nominated for a Grammy Award. His work The Mechanics: Six from the Shop Floor was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music.
Carter is currently on faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Works for Winds
- American Child
- At Her Ladyship's Request (2017)
- The Bach Buch (as transcriber) (2011)
- Concerto Logic
- Double Concerto (2019)
- Four Factories (2006)
- The High Songs (2015)
- Hold This Boy and Listen (2008)
- Labyrinth (2019)
- My Brother's Brain (2011)
- Richard and Renée (2009)
- Serenade for Winds (2009)
- Slalom (2002/2008)
- A Spanish Silhouette (2010)
- The Three Embraces (2013)
- The Wranger (2006/2016)
- Carter Pann website
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