Introducing Eric Ewazen


Eric Ewazen’s music has been performed by distinguished soloists, chamber ensembles, vocalists, wind ensembles and orchestras around the world. His music can be heard on some 70 commercially released CDs, by some of the greatest recording artists of the 20th/21st centuries, including performers from the NY Philharmonic, the Chicago and Boston Symphonies, and the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras. His compositions for brass, percussion and increasingly woodwinds and wind ensembles have become staples of the repertoire. He has been a guest at over 150 colleges and universities worldwide, including 30 different countries and 47 states of the 50 United States.

Mr. Ewazen’s music has been premiered by distinguished performers around the world including percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie, trombonist Christian Lindberg, the brass sections of the Paris Opera Orchestra, the Vienna Phiharmonic brass section, and the Berlin Philharmonic brass section. The Buffalo Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Aguascalientes, Mexico, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Spain, and the Shenzhen Symphony in China, which has commissioned him to write his first Symphony with Chorus, are among the numerous ensembles worldwide that champion his music.

Ewazen has been Vice-President with the League of Compsers-International Society of Contemporary Music, Composer in Residence with NYC’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and has been a faculty member of The Juilliard School since 1980. He received his Bachelors of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1976, and the Masters Degree and Doctorate Degrees from Juilliard in 1978 and 1980.  He has been a member of the Faculty of Juilliard since 1980.

Eric Ewazen’s music is available for sale through Southern Music Company’s distributor Hal Leonard and through sole rental agent Lauren Keiser Music Publishing. For more information on specific titles, please send us an email!