ERIC KITCHEN (b 1951 )
Eric Kitchen is an American composer born in Williamsport, Maryland in 1951. He studied piano with James Pierce at Frostburg State College, Maryland, and composition at West Virginia University where his main teacher was Thomas Canning.
He was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for compostition in Washington, DC in 1979. His recent works have been written for Deborah Sternberg, including the cycle The Bridal of the Earth and Sky, and the Roses cycle, which is published by Euphonion Press Publications. The Olney Avian Verse of William Cowper was written for his daughter in 2000.