Lerdahl, Fred [Alfred] (Whitford)
- Noel B. Zahler
(b Madison, WI, March 10, 1943). American composer and theorist. He studied at Lawrence University (BM 1965) and Princeton (MFA 1968), where his teachers included Kim and Babbitt. On a Fulbright scholarship in 1968–9 he attended the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik, where he was a pupil of Wolfgang Fortner. He has received many other awards, among them the Koussevitzky Composition Prize (...