Robert Carl

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Robert Carl


Robert Carl (b. 1954, Bethesda, Md.) is an American composer and educator.

Robert Carl studied at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1980-1981, he took further studies as a Lurcy Fellow at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure and the Sorbonne. He was awarded teaching fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago and taught at the University of Illinois-Chicago. In 1984, he joined the faculty of the University of Hartford, where he became chairman of the composition department and director of the computer music studio. He was co-director of the Extension Works new music ensemble in Boston for ten years, and writes extensively on new music for Fanfare Magazine.

He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters (the 1998 Charles Ives Fellowship as well as the 2106 Music Award). Residencies include MacDowell, Yaddo, UCross, Djerassi, Millay, Bogliasco, Camargo, Copland House, Tokyo Wonder Site, and Bellagio. He lived in Japan for three months as an Asian Cultural Council Fellow in 2007. He has written a work on Terry Riley’s In C (Oxford University Press). In 2016 Bloomsbury Press released Jonathan Kramer’s posthumous text Postmodern Music, Postmodern Listening, which Dr. Carl edited. He was the 2016 recipient of the Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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