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Lansing McLoskey

Miami, FL         

LANSING McLOSKEY has been described as “a major talent and a deep thinker with a great ear” by the American Composers Orchestra, “an engaging, gifted composer writing smart, compelling and fascinating music” by Gramophone Magazine, and “a distinctive voice in American music.”  His music has an emotional intensity that appeals to academic and amateur alike, defying traditional stylistic pigeonholes.   

McLoskey’s music has been performed in 21 countries on six continents, and he has won more than three dozen national & international awards, including The 2016 American Prize, the 2018 Copland House Award and commission, the 2018 Boston Choral Ensemble Composition Competition, the 2016 Robert Avalon International Composition Competition, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Most recently he was a 2019 Bogliasco Foundation Fellow, and his oratorio Zealot Canticles won the 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Choral Performance by The Crossing. He has been commissioned by the Fromm Foundation, NEA, Barlow Endowment, Meet The Composer, Pew Charitable Trusts, the International Joint Wind Quintet Project, and numerous ensembles. Recent commissions include a full-length opera for Guerilla Opera (Boston) for 2019/20; The Crossing; ensemberlino vocale (Berlin); Kammerkoret NOVA (Oslo, Norway); New Spectrum Foundation for violinist Miranda Cuckson; Berlin PianoPercussion; and Passepartout Duo (Berlin). 

Professor at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music, his music is released on 16 CDs on Albany Records, Innova, Wergo Schallplatten, Capstone, Equilibrium/Soundset, Tantara, and Beauport Classics, and published by Theodore Presser Co., American Composers Alliance Press, Mostly Marimba, Subito, and Odhecaton Z Music. McLoskey is an avid surfer, cyclist, and skateboarder. www.lansingmcloskey.com

ZEALOT CANTICLES: An oratorio for tolerance (2017)

Commissioned by Donald Nally and The Crossing, and The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University, with additional support from the University of Miami.
Texts by Nobel Prize winning author and humanitarian Wole Soyinka.
2019 GRAMMY Award nominee, Best Choral Performance

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WHAT WE DO IS SECRET (2011), concerto for brass quintet & wind ensemble

Barlow Commission for Triton Brass and the wind ensembles of The Boston Conservatory, MIT, and the University of Miami.
Winner, The International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011.
Honorable Mention, the 2012 Red Note Festival Competition for Wind Ensemble Music.
Third Prize, The American Prize, 2013
Winner of a 2014 Global Music Award

I. Strange Notes
II. The Unheard Music
III. New York’s Alright (If You Like Saxophones…)
IV. Rise Above

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…QUE LA TIERRA SE PARTIÓ POR SU SONIDO (2018) – Concerto for flute & flute ensemble

Written for Trudy Kane and the Frost Flute Ensemble
(6 piccs, 2 alto flutes, 2 bass flutes)
I. Passacaglia
II. Largo tranquillo
III. Presto giubilante e agitato

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