Oliver Caplan (b. 1982, New York City) is an American composer.
He was raised in the Bronx, New York, studied music and geography at Dartmouth College (B.A. 2004) and composition at the Boston Conservatory (M.M. 2006).
Mr. Caplan’s music has been presented in over 120 public performances in 13 states, including the Nebraska Chamber Players, North/South Consonance, Trio Veritas and Schola Cantorum of Boston. He has been commissioned by the Atlanta Chamber Players, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Bella Piano Trio, and the Columbia University Wind Ensemble, among others. Accolades include Veridian Symphony Competition Wins (2016, 2014), VCCA Fellowships (2016, 2013, 2011), a Special Citation for the American Prize in Orchestral Composition (2015), Somerville Arts Council Grants (2014, 2013), and the Fifth House Ensemble Young Composer Competition Grand Prize (2010).
Works for Winds
- Dartmouth. See: Symphony for Winds
- Krummholz Variations (2016)
- Les Nymphéas (2009)
- Midsummer Night's Dream, A (2010)
- Mountain Echoes in Our Hearts (2016)
- The New Colossus (arr. Pease) (2019)
- Reason for Hope in a Complex World (2007)
- Symphony for Winds (2019)
- Oliver Caplan, personal correspondence, May 2017
- Oliver Caplan website Accessed 19 May 2017