Ned Rorem (b. 23 October 1923, Richmond, Ind.) is an American composer and diarist.
Ned Rorem studied at the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School of Music and studied privately with Virgil Thomson, for whom he was a copyist.
From 1952-1958, Rorem worked in Paris. Since returning to the United States, he has earned most of his income from his compositions. From 1980-1986, he served on the faculty of the Curtis Institute.
Rorem won a Pulitzer Prize for his orchestral suite Air Music in 1976.
Works for Winds
- Lift Up Your Heads (1963)
- Present Laughter (1995)
- Prevailing Winds (Rorem)
- Seventieth Psalm (1943)
- Sinfonia (1957)
- Traffic (Rorem) (arr. Hagan) (1958/2002)