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Michael Djupstrom

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Name  Michael Djupstrom
Albums  Walimai

Role  Composer ·
Similar People  David Ludwig, Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon

Education  Curtis Institute of Music

songs of spring by michael djupstrom performed by the 6821 quintet

Michael Djupstrom (born 1980) is an American composer. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. After completing undergraduate and graduate studies in composition at the University of Michigan, Djupstrom moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed an Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music. His music has garnered many awards, and is published by Bright Press and Boosey & Hawkes.


His composition teachers include Jennifer Higdon, Richard Danielpour, Bright Sheng and Betsy Jolas, among others.

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  • 2002 – ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize
  • 2002 – Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize, Ithaca College
  • 2003, 2004 – ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award
  • 2004 – William Schuman Prize, BMI Foundation
  • 2005 – ASCAP/Lotte Lehmann Foundation Song Cycle Competition, 3rd prize
  • 2005 – Music Teachers National Association - Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year
  • 2006 – Great Wall International Composition Competition, 1st Prize & Audience Prize, Chinese Fine Arts Society
  • 2010 – Charles Ives Fellowship, The American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 2012 – American Viola Society's Maurice Gardner Composition Competition grand prize winner for Walimai
  • 2012 – Delius International Composition Prize
  • 2013 – Columbia Orchestra American Composer Competition winner for Scène et Pas de deux
  • 2013 – Grand Prize, Washington Awards, S&R Foundation
  • 2014 – Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
  • References

    Michael Djupstrom Wikipedia

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