Discipline: Music Composition

Dennis Eberhard

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Cleveland, OH
MacDowell fellowships: 1980, 1988, 1989
Dennis Eberhard (1943-2005) was an American composer. In his youth he was crippled by polio, which contributed to respiratory problems that contributed to his death in 2005. Eberhard was an active composer for more than 30 years and was a member of the Cleveland Composers Guild and Vox Novus. In his lifetime he received a Fulbright Grant, a Rome Prize Fellowship, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, five grants from the Ohio Arts Council, three MacDowell Fellowships, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the 1990 Award of Achievement in Classical Music from Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and the 1993 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Kent State University.[6] His music and papers are housed at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Irving Fine

Dennis Eberhard worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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