- Edward Harsh
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(b New York, NY, Nov 13, 1946). American composer. He studied at the University of Hartford, the Vienna Music Academy (1969–70), and Stanford University (DMA 1972). His principal teachers included Gottfried von Einem, Friedrich Cerha, György Ligeti, and John M(acLeod) Chowning. After serving on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory (1971–2) and Stanford (1972–5), he began a long and fruitful appointment as professor of composition at Yale University (1976). His many honors and awards include the Prix de Rome (1975), three NEA awards (1975, 1979, 1980), a MacDowell Colony Fellowship (1977), the Premio Ancona (1980), Lincoln Center’s Stoeger Prize for Chamber Music (1996), the Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1998), composer-in-residence, American Academy in Rome (1999), the ASCAP Foundation’s Aaron Copland Prize for teaching (...