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Bruce Saylor
Position: Professor, Queens College and the Graduate Center
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College
Phone: 718-997-3800
Degrees/Diplomas: B.Mus and M.S. in Composition, Juilliard; Ph D., CUNY

Saylor has received fellowships, grants and awards from the Guggenheim, Mellon, and Ingram Merrill Foundations, the National Prize for Composition from the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Music Award and Charles E. Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, numerous scholarships and prizes from Juilliard, and from the Fulbright Commission for study in Rome. He has composed four operas, among them “Orpheus Descending” for Lyric Opera of Chicago where he was composer-in-residence. He has been commissioned to write nine large-scale pieces for chorus and orchestra, symphonic works, concertos and much vocal and chamber music. Four of his song cycles have been recorded by mezzosoprano Constance Beavon. And he has collaborated with American soprano Jessye Norman on two best-selling holiday CDs, on music for several important national occasions, and on concert versions of Duke Ellington’s sacred music. Saylor has also has contributed articles to The New Grove, The Musical Quarterly, and American Music, and has written an annotated bibliography on Henry Cowell for the I.S.A.M. Monograph series and numerous reviews for Musical America and Notes