School of Performing Arts holds director finalists presentation with Harry Bulow
The School of Performing Arts presents Harry Bulow, the third of three finalists for the position of Director of the School of Performing Arts.
Bulow received his bachelors degree in music education from San Diego State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in music theory and composition from UCLA (1978, 1983). He studied composition and orchestration with Aaron Copland, Peter Mennin, Henri Lazarof, Roy Travis, David Ward-Steinman, and Henry Mancini. His works have received numerous awards including first prize at the International Composers Competition in Trieste, Italy, the 'Oscar Espla' Prize from the city of Alicante, Spain, an NEA Composer Fellowship and 35 consecutive composer awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
His works have been performed by numerous bands, orchestras and choirs throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia including the Omaha Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and the Moscow National Symphonic Band.
His style is eclectic in approach and broad in appeal. He is at home in jazz, concert, film and sacred music. The major influences in his work include the music of Witold Lutoslawski, Karel Husa, Peter Mennin, Aaron Copland and Henry Mancini. He is Head of the Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University.