Grammy-winning composer joins Department as Artist-in-Residence
May 3, 2016
Last week, the UT Arlington Department of Music welcomed one of the most commissioned, performed and recorded composers on the American concert music scene today. Three-time Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty spent a week in residence with UTA music students and faculty.
Mr. Daugherty's residency included classes with composition students, large ensemble rehearsals, and colloquiums with all students and faculty. The week culminated in the three evening concerts with the UT Arlington Wind Symphony, UT Arlington Symphony Orchestra and the UT Arlington Combined Choirs. The concerts featured the world premiere of “The Diary of Adam and Eve”, a piece commissioned by associate violin professor Dr. Martha Walvoord, who knew Daugherty from her time at the University of Michigan, where Daugherty teaches.
In addition to his three Grammy's, Mr. Daugherty’s awards and honors include a Fulbright Award, Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Stoeger Prize from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.