Jacob Druckman (26 June 1928, Philadelphia – 24 May 1996, New Haven) was an American composer.
Druckman began the study of piano and violin as a boy and was playing trumpet in jazz bands by the age of 15. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Druckman studied with Vincent Persichetti, Peter Mennin, and Bernard Wagenaar. In 1949 and 1950 he studied with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood and later continued his studies on a Fulbright Scholarship at the École Normale de Musique in Paris (1954–55).
He worked extensively with electronic music, in addition to a number of works for orchestra or for small ensembles. In 1972 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his first large orchestral work, Windows. The recipient of numerous other honors for his compositions, he was composer-in-residence of the New York Philharmonic from 1982-1985. Druckman taught at Juilliard, The Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, Brooklyn College, Bard College, and Yale University, among other appointments. He is Connecticut's state Composer laureate.
Druckman is the father of percussionist Daniel Druckman.
Works for Winds
- Rehrig, William H. (2005). The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music: Complete CD ROM Edition. np: The Robert Hoe Foundation.