Music Associate Professor of Music Composition
Julia Wolfe is an internationally recognized composer. Her work has been commissioned and performed within the United States and abroad by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival, Settembre Musica (Italy), Theatre de la Ville (Paris), and Carnegie Hall. Her recent works include My Beautiful Scream for Kronos and Orchestra, Impatience for the Asko Ensemble, and two works for string orchestra: FUEL for Ensemble Resonanz, and Cruel Sister for the Munich Chamber Orchestra. In fall 2009 Wolfe will release her second disc on the Cantaloupe label, Dark Full Ride, which features works for 6 pianos, 4 drum sets, 8 double basses, and 9 bagpipes. Her music has been recorded on Teldec, Universal, Sony Classical, and Argo/Decca.
Wolfe is a founder/co-artistic director of the international music collective Bang on a Can. She has given master classes and seminars at Cal Arts, Duke University, Peabody Conservatory, Yale School of Music, Columbia University, University of Illinois, University of Indiana, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin at River Falls, and The Juilliard School. Wolfe is a recipient of a Fulbright grant to the Netherlands. She received her B.A from the Residential College at the University of Michigan, her Master’s degree in music composition from the Yale School of Music, and has held a doctoral fellowship at Princeton University.
Photo © Peter Serling, 2009