STEPHEN MICHAEL GRYC (b 1949 )
Stephen Michael Gryc’s expertise in writing for orchestral instruments has brought him commissions from some of the world’s leading soloists, including the principal trumpet and trombone players of the New York Philharmonic. Gryc’s music for large ensembles has been performed by groups such as the Minnesota Orchestra and the United States Marine Band.
The composer has won awards such as the Rudolf Nissim Prize for orchestral composition from the ASCAP Foundation. Gryc’s works are published by companies in New York and Paris, and his discography spans nine different commercial labels.
Gryc earned four degrees in music from the University of Michigan where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Leslie Bassett and William Bolcom. He is professor emeritus of music composition at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford where he taught for 35 years. In 2002 the University of Hartford presented him with the James and Frances Bent Award for Artistic Achievement.
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