KOJI NAKANO
August 2008

Boston, MA – As a composer and an educator, Mr. Nakano\’s musical activities has included community service and outreach to help bridge Western and Eastern musical cultures together.  In addition to being the first recipient of the Toru Takemitsu Award in Composition from the Japan Society of Boston, Mr. Nakano has also received composition awards, fellowships and grants from the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs, the Asian Cultural Council, the Tanglewood Music Center (Margaret Lee Croft Fellowship), Meet the Composer (Global Connections Grant), the Composers Conference at Wellesley College, the MacDowell Colony (National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship), the Corporation of Yaddo, the Millay Colony for the Arts (James and Stephania Mcclennen Fellowship), the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Ragdale Foundation (William and Solange Brown Fellowship for New Musical Composition), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (CSG Fellowship), the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Kimmel Harding Nelson Award), the American Music Center(4), the American Composers Forum, ASCAP(8), the Atlantic Center for the Arts(Coca-Cola Foundation Fellowship), the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, the New School University, the New England Conservatory and the University of California at San Diego (Gluck Composition Fellowship). Mr. Nakano received both his Bachelor\’s and Master\’s degrees with the highest honors in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studied with Lee Hyla and John Harbison. Later, he studied with Dutch composer Louis Andriessen in Amsterdam and at the Royal Conservatory of Hague as the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program Artist.  He received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego, where he studied with Chinary Ung.  Mr. Nakano is a member of the American Music Center, the College Music Society and ASCAP.

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