Carter Pann (born February 21, 1972, La Grange, Illinois) is an American composer. He studied composition and piano at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. His teachers include Samuel Adler, William Albright, Warren Benson, William Bolcom, David Liptak, Joseph Schwantner, and Bright Sheng, and piano with Barry Snyder.
His works have been performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony, New York Youth Symphony, Chicago Youth Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Haddonfield Symphony, Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, and many college orchestras and bands, among others. He has also received awards and recognition from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Masterprize, the American Composers Orchestra, ASCAP, the K. Serocki Competition in Poland, the Zoltan Kodaly and Francois d'Albert Concours Internationales de Composition, and a concerto commission for clarinettist Richard Stoltzman.
Pann currently teaches composition and theory at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Selected recorded works
- Dance Partita
- Deux séjours
- Differences for cello and piano
- Factories : Locomotive / Gothic / Mercurial / At Peace, for wind ensemble
- Hold This Boy and Listen
- Love Letters (2000)
- Piano Concerto
- Slalom, for symphony orchestra
- Soiree Macabre: with demons on the dance floor
- Symphony for Winds 'My Brother's Brain'
- The Bills, for piano
- The Cheese Grater - A Mean Two-Step
- The Mechanics, for saxophone quartet
- The Piano's 12 Sides
- Two Portraits of Barcelona
- Wrangler, for wind ensemble
- Carter Pann's page at Theodore Presser Company
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