Nicholas Maw (born 5 November 1935 in Grantham, England; died 19 May 2009 in Washington, D.C.) is a British composer. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Paul Steinitz and Lennox Berkeley. He was also a student of Nadia Boulanger and Max Deutsch.
Maw moved to the United States in 1984 and served on the faculty at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Considered a modern romantic, Maw blends contemporary techniques with traditional forms. His work for wind band, American Games, was the winner of the 1991 Louis and Virginia Sudler International Wind Band Competition.
Works for Winds
- Koch, Christopher. “Nicholas Maw.” In A Composer’s Insight, Volume 2, Timothy Salzman, editor. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Publications, 2004. pp. 120–127.
- Spurlin, Adam Corey A Conductor's Theoretical and Performance Analysis of Nicholas Maw's "American Games" for Symphonic Wind Ensemble [Doctoral Dissertation].