ERIK SANTOS (b 1967 )
Erik Santos is a composer whose special interest is illuminating the connection between music and magic: how mundane elements, musical and
non-musical, are galvanized into powerful poetic and ecstatic experience. On the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Music, Santos
teaches composition and music technology. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts
and Letters, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), the MacDowell Colony, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Rackham Graduate School of the
University of Michigan, and was named the 1999 Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association.