"Witt is the real thing. He's worth going out of your way to hear."
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
The American Composers Forum
Eastman School of Music: DMA in Composition and Applied Piano
OTHER COOL STUFF
Director of Music, Saint Andrew's Sewanee School: Under his watch, the school received the largest gift in its history--$2.2 million dollars for a new performing arts building.
Assistant Musical Director and Accompanist, Minnesota Opera: Collaborated with Maurice Sendak and Oliver Knussen on Where the Wild Things Are and three world premiers.
Co-Artistic Director, Zeitgeist: Presented world premiers of works by John Cage, Terry Riley, Paul Dresher, Jerome Kitzke, Warren Kreuger, Martin Bresnick, Yoko Ono, Pauline Oliveros, and many more.
Master Class Instructor, Augsburg College, the University of Saint Thomas, Hamline University, the University of the South, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, Western Michigan University
Music Director and Organist, Unity Church-Unitarian, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Concert improvisations with choreographers Chris Aiken and Peter Bingham, Flying Sisters Theatre, Borrowed Bones Dance Theatre, Zeitgeist, and the James Sewell Ballet.
ABOUT CARL WITT
Educated at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the top composition prize, Carl Witt has poured his love of music and the arts into chamber music, opera and music theater, contemporary art music, dance, and of course through his unique work as a solo performing artist.
Before devoting himself full time to solo performing, he won the $25,000 McKnight Performance Award, with Minnesota Orchestra Co-Principal flute Barbara Leibundguth, the McKnight Composer Fellowship, the Quinto Maganini Award, ASCAP awards, and grants and commissions from the Walker Art Center, the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, the Dayton-Hudson foundation, the Target Foundation, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Arts Council, the Brannon-Cooper Fund, the Fisher Scientific Trust, the Upper Midwest Flute Association, the Faith Partners Residency, and Nautilus Music Theater, Zeitgeist, Opus 21, and individual patrons.
His discography includes releases on the Innova, CRI, Troy-Albany, and Heon labels.
$25,000 McKnight Performance Award
Opus 21, Karuna
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