Composition alumnus Roger Zare awarded Copland residency

USC Thornton Composition alumnus Roger Zare (BM ’07) was selected for a 2015-16 Copland House Residency Award. The residency, which takes place at composer Aaron Copland’s historical home and studio in Westchester County, New York, invites emerging and mid-career composers to live and work at the residence for three to eight weeks.

Zare recently won first prize at the Senzoku Contemporary Composition Competition for his orchestral composition, Tectonics. While at USC Thornton, he studied with Donald Crockett, Tamar Diesendruck, Frederick Lesemann and Morten Lauridsen.

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