AMANDA HARBERG (b 1973 )
Amanda Harberg strives to find emotional and spiritual meaning through music. Composer John Corigliano says, “Amanda Harberg writes truly beautiful music. This is rare in our time—in fact, in any time. She touches the soul and invigorates the brain at the same time. I love her work.”
Harberg has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Sound All Around series, the Dorian Wind Quintet, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Albany Symphony’s Dogs of Desire and the New York Youth Symphony First Music Program, among many other ensembles and individuals.
Harberg’s music is published by Theodore Presser Company, and has been recorded on Naxos, Koch International, American Modern Recordings, Albany and Centaur Records.
Her Clarinet Sonata sold out within two hours after its performance at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in 2016, and in the same year she received a first place Newly Published Music Award from the National Flute Association.
Other awards include a 2014 New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowship, a Fulbright/Hays Fellowship, the New York Youth Symphony’s First Music Award, a New York State Council on the Arts fellowship, and Juilliard’s Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding accomplishment.
Harberg currently teaches composition at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Harberg lives with her family in Glen Ridge, NJ, where she is the founder and artistic director of the Music in Montclair series.