- Eric Smigel
(b Bethesda, MD, July 12, 1954). American composer, teacher, and writer. Carl earned an undergraduate degree in American history from Yale University (BA 1976), where he studied music theory with jonathan Kramer and robert Morris . For his graduate studies in music at the University of Pennsylvania (MM 1978), he worked with George Crumb, george Rochberg , and richard Wernick , and he completed doctoral coursework in music theory and composition with ralph Shapey at the University of Chicago (PhD 1983). Carl was awarded a Lurcy Fellowship (1980–81) to study with betsy Jolas at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieure, and while in Paris he participated in a seminar led by Iannis Xenakis at the Sorbonne. In the autumn of 1984 Carl was appointed professor of composition and theory at the Hartt School, the performing arts division of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, and he later became chair of the school’s composition department. Carl has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, Chamber Music America, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he has been awarded artist residencies in France, Italy, Japan, and the United States....