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Clare Shore

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Clare Shore


Clare Shore (b. 1954) is an American composer.

Clare Shore, the second woman to earn the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from The Juilliard School, has received critical acclaim for her works, with reviewers from the New York Times, New York Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, and others hailing her works as "provocative" . . . "immensely dramatic". . .""unpretentious". . ."ingenious and evocative". . ."intriguing". . ."romantic to the core". While at Juilliard Dr. Shore studied with David Diamond, Vincent Persichetti, and Roger Sessions, and subsequently with Gunther Schuller. Since then, she has received numerous commissions, awards, and grants, including a Composer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Shore has taught at Fordham University, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and Palm Beach Atlantic College. She currently holds an exclusive publishing contract with E.C. Schirmer.

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