Discipline: Music Composition

Robert Aldridge

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Clifton, NJ
MacDowell Fellowships: 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995

GRAMMY-winning composer Robert Livingston Aldridge has written more than 60 works for orchestra, opera, music-theater, voice, dance, string quartet, solo, and chamber ensembles. His music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. He has received numerous fellowships and awards for his music from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Massachusetts Artist's Foundation, the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, Meet the Composer, The American Symphony Orchestra League, the New Jersey Council on the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation as well as MacDowell.



Robert Aldridge worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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