Lansing McLoskey (b.1964) has been described as "a major talent and a deep thinker with a great ear" by the American Composers Orchestra, and "a distinctive voice in present day American music." McLoskey’s music has been performed to critical acclaim in thirteen countries on six continents, and has won more than two dozen national and international awards, most recently the 2011 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2011 International Joint Wind Quintet Project Commission Competition. In 2009 he became the only composer in the 46 year history of the ISU New Music Festival to win both the chamber music and orchestral composition awards; both blind-juried national competitions with two independent panels. McLoskey has received commissions from Meet The Composer, National Endowment for the Arts, the Barlow Endowment, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Fromm Foundation, and SCI/ASCAP, among many others. Recent performances include premieres in Italy, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, and Melbourne, Australia, and performances in Aspen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Lima, Peru, among others. Recent commissions include new works for the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble, the JWQP consortium of wind quintets, the newEar Ensemble for their 20th Anniversary Season, Chatham Baroque, and a clarinet concertino for the 2013 soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy, where he was the 2011 Composer-in-Residence.
McLoskey completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University, with additional studies at UC Santa Barbara, the USC Thornton School of Music, and the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, his music is released on Albany, Wergo Schallplatten, Capstone, Tantara, and Beauport Classics, and available from Subito Music and ACA Publishing. Sixth Species, a monograph CD of his chamber music, was released to critical praise in 2008, and his award-winning orchestral work Prex Penitentialis: The Prayer of Petrarch was released in 2011 on Albany Records.
Works for Winds
- blur (2009)
- Madding Crowd, The (2007)
- Processione di lacrime (Pavan)
- What We Do Is Secret