Conrad Cummings
Composer

Biography
Conrad Cummings was born in San Francisco and trained at Yale, SUNY Stony Brook, and Columbia where he received a doctorate. Principal teachers include Bulent Arel, Mario Davidovksy, and Jacob Druckman. He did post-doctoral research at IRCAM in Paris under Pierre Boulez before returning to the U.S. to direct the music and media program at Oberlin Conservatory. Since the early 1990s he has worked as a freelance composer, director, and interactive media producer in New York City. He's particularly proud of the award-winning games for kids he produced at Hyperspace Cowgirls. Since 2003, Cummings has served on the faculty of the Juilliard School where he teaches composition in the Evening Division. Cummings has composed opera, symphonic music, chamber music, and music for his ensemble of amplified instruments and voices. His works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and numerous clubs and alternative performance spaces. Groups performing his music include Brandywine Baroque, Avian Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Louisville, New Jersey, and Indianapolis Symphonies, and the San Francisco Opera Center. Cummings was a 2005-06 member of AOP's Composers & the Voice.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
New Works Forum Showcase 2012
Opera for a New America 1993


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
OperaDelawareTonkin11/1/1993 - 12/1/1993


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