- Mireya Obregón
(b Guadalajara, Mexico, May 8, 1962). American Composer. Zohn-Muldoon’s teenage years were devoted to training as a classical guitarist and to developing, performing with, and composing for a rock band that included composer Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez and other young musicians in Guadalajara. After pursuing a career in architecture, he decided to study music in the United States. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under George Crumb. Zohn-Muldoon gained international recognition in 1991 as a finalist in the Gaudeamus International Competition. His renown grew as the recipient of numerous distinctions, such as the Mozart Medal from the Austrian Embassy in Mexico and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Camargo, and Fromm Foundations, from the Tanglewood Music Center, and from Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte. In 2011, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for ...