Bolcom, William

September 2001
St. James Opera Encyclopedia;2001, p107
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for composer William Bolcom is presented. He was born on May 26, 1938 in Seattle, Washington and studied at the University of Washington, Mills College, and the Conservatoire de Musique. He completed his doctorate in composition at Stanford University in 1964. In 1965, Bolcom won the Deuxieme Prix in composition at Paris Conservatoire and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1988 for "12 New Etudes for Piano."


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