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The music of composer Steve Antosca has been described as “spectacular, wonderfully provocative” “formidable” and “a fascinating dance between the human players and their electronic ghosts.” The Washington Post noted that “he has brought wildly imaginative concerts… to Washington for more than a decade.”

 

From 2010 to 2016 Antosca was Artistic Director of the National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble. He was Composer-in-Residence at the NGA for the Fall of 2013. The American University created the position Curator for New Music-in-Residence for Antosca in 2015.

 

Recognition of Antosca’s compositions include commissions and awards from the Bourges International, Chamber Music America, Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Georgetown University Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Maryland State Arts Council, McKim Fund in the Library of Congress, Meet the Composer, National Academy of Music International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, National Endowment for the Arts, Phillips Collection, Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund and US Department of Education.

 

Steve Antosca was a co-director of the 2012 John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Music Composition from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and lives and teaches privately in the Washington, DC area.

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