Discipline: Music Composition

Trevor Weston

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2004

Trevor Weston is a MacDowell Board member and is an American composer who completed his undergraduate degree at Tufts University. Weston completed his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley where he studied with Richard Felciano and Andrew Imbrie for his M.A. and Olly Wilson, his primary teacher, for his Ph.D. Between 1994 and 1996, he was awarded the prestigious George Ladd Prix de Paris from U.C. Berkeley. This award allowed Weston to live in Paris for two years where he composed regularly, audited classes at IRCAM, performed in the American Cathedral choir, and attended as many concerts as he could. Weston has received many awards and honors that reflect a growing national reputation. His composition Bleue was selected in 1998 for the Detroit Symphony Unisys African-American Composer’s reading program, and in 2002 for performances during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival by the Charles Ives Center. In 2003 Weston received the very prestigious Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters given to “mid-career composers of exceptional gifts.” He has also received composition fellowships for residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2003 and the MacDowell in 2004. Weston is currently Chair of the Music Department at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.


Irving Fine

Trevor Weston 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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