Richard Festinger, Ph.D. 1983, University of California, Berkeley. International career as a composer. Music noted for its “combination of propulsive energy with an impeccable sense of poise and balance.” Founder of the Earplay Ensemble. Artistic director, Morrison Artists Series. Published by C.F. Peters and Wildcat Canyon Press. Recordings on Bridge, Centaur, CRI, CRS and Naxos labels. Major awards from the NEA, the Jerome, Fromm, Koussevitzky, Argosy and Barlow Foundations, Cary and Pew Trusts, American Composers Forum and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Focus: Music theory and composition