Composer and pianist MARTIN KENNEDY
began his formal training at Indiana University, where he
received Bachelors of Music in both Composition and Piano
Performance. He went on to earn a Master of Music in
Composition at Indiana University and a Doctor of Musical Arts
at the Juilliard School, where he was a C.V. Starr Doctoral
Fellow. His principal teachers in composition include Samuel
Adler, Milton Babbitt, Claude Baker, David Dzubay, and Don
Kennedy's music has been performed internationally by numerous
artists and ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro Comunale di Bologna, South Dakota
Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Baton Rouge
Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Camerata, Haddonfield
Symphony, and Tuscaloosa Symphony.
He is the recipient of several prestigious prizes, including
the ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize, the ‘2 Agosto’
International Composition Prize, four ASCAP Morton Gould Young
Composer Awards, a BMI Student Composer Award, a MacDowell
Fellowship, the Lee Ettelson Award, the ASCAP Raymond Hubbel
Award, an Aaron Copland Award, and two Indiana University
Dean's Prizes in Composition.
Kennedy also remains in demand as a pianist and collaborator.
He has toured with both violinist Lara St. John and flutist
Thomas Robertello, and he regularly plays both solo and
chamber music concerts. He is committed to the performance of
new works, having been a member of both the Indiana University
New Music Ensemble and the New Juilliard Ensemble.
Kennedy's music is available on the Ancalagon, Anbardy,
Centaur, Azica, and Riax labels. His works are published by
the Theodore Presser Company and G. Schirmer Inc. He
currently serves on the faculty at Washington University in