Eric Ewazen was born in 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. Receiving a B.M. At the Eastman School of Music, and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from The Juilliard School, his teachers include Milton Babbitt, Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, Joseph Schwantner and Gunther Schuller. He is a recipient of numerous composition awards and prizes. His works have been commissioned and performed by many soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras in the U.S. and overseas.
He has been lecturer for the New York Philharmonic's Musical Encounters Series, Vice-President of the League of Composers--International Society of Contemporary Music, and Composer-In-Residence with the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York City. He has been a faculty member at Juilliard since 1980.
Works for Winds
- Celestial Dancers (2007)
- Celtic Hymns and Dances (1990/1995)
- Concert Fanfare (2000)
- Concerto for Bass Trombone or Tuba and Wind Ensemble (2000)
- Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble (2004)
- Fantasia for Seven Trumpets
- Hold Fast Your Dreams (2010)
- A Hymn for the Lost and Living (2002)
- Legacy (2000)
- Tattoo (2000/2015)
- On Wings of Song (2010)
- Shadowcatcher (1996)
- Southern Landscapes (2004)
- Symphony in Brass (1992)
- Triple Concerto
- A Western Fanfare
- Eric Ewazen - Official Website
- Brooks, Daren. (2008). An examination of works for wind band and woodwind choir: Brasiliana by Joao Guilherme Ripper, Irish tune from county Derry by Percy Grainger and arranged by Frank Erickson, and Celtic hymns and dances by Eric Ewazen [Master's Thesis].