Born in Washington, D.C. in 1955, composer Jeffrey Mumford has received numerous fellowships, grants, awards and commissions.include the “Academy Award in Music” from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and a Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. He was also the winner of the inaugural National Black Arts Festival/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition . Among other grants include those by the Ohio Arts Council, Oberlin College, the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music Inc., and the ASCAP Foundation , Among Mumford’s most notable recent commissions include those from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the VERGE Ensemble, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Chamber Music Columbus (OH.) and Omus Hirshbein (for the Pacifica Quartet and pianist Amy Briggs), Cleveland radio station WCLV, the Nancy Ruyle Dodge Charitable Trust (for the Corigliano Quartet), a consortium of presenters consisting of the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), Miller Theatre (New York) and the Schubert Club (St. Paul, MN), Sonia & Louis Rothschild, the Meet the Composer/Arts Endowment Commissioning Music/USA program (for the CORE Ensemble), the National Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Gordon, and the Walter W. Naumburg and Fromm Music Foundations. Mumford’s works have been extensively performed both in the United States and abroad, including the Library of Congress, the Bang On A Can Festival, London’s Purcell Room, Finland’s prestigious Helsinki Festival, Vienna’s Musikverein, and the Musica nel Nostro Tempo Festival, in Milan. His works have been performed by such major orchestras as the National Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the American Composers’ Orchestra. His chamber works have been performed by major ensembles such as the Corigliano, Pacifica, Maia and Borromeo Quartets, the Mann Duo, the CORE Ensemble, and the Amelia Piano Trio.. He is published by Theodore Presser Co., and Quicklight Music. He is represented by Carlson & Carlson Arts Contractors.
Jeffrey Mumford Website: http://www.jeffreymumford.com/