Adam Schoenberg

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Adam Schoenberg
BornNovember 15, 1980
Occupationcomposer, academic

Adam Schoenberg (born November 15, 1980)[1] is one of the most performed living American composers.[2] A member of the Atlanta School of Composers, his works have been performed by the Amarillo Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, New West Symphony, New World Symphony (orchestra), New York Philharmonic, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, among other ensembles. Schoenberg was the 2010-2012 guest composer for the Aspen Music Festival, the 2012-2013 composer-in-residence for the Kansas City Symphony, the 2013-2014 composer-in-residence for the Lexington Philharmonic, and the 2015-2017 composer-in-residence for the Fort Worth Symphony. Schoenberg's honors include a 2009 and 2010 MacDowell Colony fellowship, the 2007 Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP, and the 2006 Charles Ives Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.[3]

A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Schoenberg earned his Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts from The Juilliard School, where he studied composition with John Corigliano and Robert Beaser and wrote his thesis about noted film composer Thomas Newman. While at Juilliard, Schoenberg was awarded the Palmer-Dixon Prize (for "Most Outstanding Composition"). A resident of Los Angeles ,[4] Schoenberg is Assistant Professor of Composition at Occidental College. He is married to playwright and screenwriter Janine Salinas Schoenberg.

List of compositions[edit]


  • Finding Rothko (2006) for chamber orchestra
  • Up! (2010) for orchestra
  • American Symphony (2011) for orchestra
  • La Luna Azul (2012) for orchestra
  • Picture Studies (2012) for orchestra
  • Bounce (2013) for orchestra
  • Canto (2014) for orchestra
  • Scatter (2015) concerto for PROJECT Trio and orchestra
  • Go (2016) for chamber orchestra
  • Stars (2016) for orchestra


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  2. ^ "What Data Tells us about the 2015-16 Orchestra season". 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  3. ^ Paul, Steve (2010-02-27). "KC Symphony showcases Adam Schoenberg, composer of the future". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2012-02-10.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Ng, David (2013-09-08). "Adam Schoenberg's life gives his music some 'Bounce'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-11-28.

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