A native of Richmond, Virginia, Zachary Wadsworth (b.
1983) has received several composition awards,
including first prizes in the 2007 ASCAP / Lotte
Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition, the first
Long Leaf Opera One Act Opera Competition, the Boston
Choral Ensemble Commission Competition, and the
Pacific Chorale Young Composer Competition, a Charles
Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and
Letters, three Morton Gould Young Composers Awards
from ASCAP, the Howard Hanson Large Ensemble Prize
from the Eastman School of Music, and the Frances E.
Osborne Kellogg Memorial Prize from the Yale School of
Music. Recordings of his choral works ıO Saving
Victimı and ıBeati Quorum Remissae&requo; are available on
the Gothic record label.
An energetic compositional collaborator, he has
received commissions from numerous individuals and
organizations, including The Commission Project, the
Hanson Institute for American Music, the Eastman
School of Music, Smith College, St. Anne Church,
Rochester, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rochester.
His pieces have been performed by the Buffalo
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlanta Philharmonic
Orchestra, Long Leaf Opera, and by ensembles at
Cambridge University, Yale University, the Eastman
School of Music, Westminster Choir College, Smith
College, and Nazareth College.
Zachary studied music composition at the Eastman
School of Music (BM, 2005), Yale University (MM,
2007), and Cornell University. His composition
teachers have included Steven Stucky, Roberto Sierra,
Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Ingram Marshall,
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Robert
Morris, David Liptak, James Willey, and Syd Hodkinson.
He also studied at the Boston University Tanglewood
Institute and the Aspen Music Festival and School.
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