Discipline: Music Composition

Samuel Adler

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Perrysburg, OH
MacDowell Fellowships: 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1964
Samuel Adler is a German-born composer with more than 400 published works to his name. He has also written three books about music. A retired educator, Adler taught at universities worldwide. He has received commissions from numerous orchestras, groups, and ensembles, and has won many honors and awards. Inducted into both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, he has also received the Charles Ives Award, the Lilian Fairchild Award, and the Aaron Copland Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music among many others.



Samuel Adler worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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