Carman Moore’s credits include commissions and performances by the N.Y. Philharmonic (Wildfires And Field Songs), Cleveland Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (The Mystery of Tao), the Dayton Opera Company, the Orchestra of the Sorbonne, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Gospel Muse), among others. Moore was the composition
student of Hall Overton and at The Juilliard School of Vincent Persichetti and Luciano Berio. His multimedia Mass for the 21st Century, for which he created both words and music, was commissioned by Lincoln Center and premiered outdoors in 1994 before audiences of thousands. In 2013 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has taught at the Yale University School of Music, Queens and Brooklyn Colleges, Carnegie-Mellon University, and Manhattanville College. He and the Skymusic Ensemble, which he founded and conducts, were long-time Artists in Residence at St. John the Divine Cathedral and in Milan performed Moore’s score to “DEA delle ACQUE,” choreographed by Alvin Ailey for the Ballet Company of La Scala. Mr. Moore has recently co-created with Danish singer Lotte Arnsbjerg the multi-media anti-child abuse song cycle Girl Of Diamond Mountain. His Concerto For Ornette was premiered in 2013 by The New Juilliard Ensemble Orch. In October of 2014 Moore conducted several of his works for the UN General Assembly. His MADIBA, honoring Nelson Mandela, was commissioned and premiered by the American Composers Orchestra in February 2015 at Carnegie Hall and in April 2017 received 3 performances with The Black Iris Ballet Co. at The Kennedy Center. He has recently conducted Skymusic in his DANTE AMONG FRIENDS Inferno tribute to Rauschenberg at MoMA.
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