JAMES MOBBERLEY (b 1954 )
James Mobberley received his masters in composition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied with Roger Hannay. He earned his doctorate at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Donald Erb and Eugene O’Brien. He joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1983, and his position as the Kansas City Symphony’s first composer-in-residence began in 1991. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize Fellowship, a Composer’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. His music spans many media: from orchestral and chamber music, music for film, video, theater, dance, to music that combines electronic and computer elements with live performance.