Lansing D McLoskey

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-4522
Locator Code:
7610
Address:
Frost South Studio Wing 5511 San Amaro Dr
Room 323
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

 
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Professor McLosky is an acclaimed composer whose work has been performed in seventeen countries on six continents. He is the beneficiary of a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship and a winner of numerous international competitions.

Biography

Lansing D. McLoskey is professor of music composition at the Frost School of Music. A highly acclaimed composer, he approached his work early on in a somewhat unorthodox way, opting to follow his own version of “The Three B’s.” While the classical world would dictate Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, Professor McLoskey set his sights on the Beatles, Bauhaus and Black Flag. He started his career as a punk rock provocateur, writing songs and playing guitar for various insurgent outfits in San Francisco during the early ‘80s. Ironically, it was that visceral sound, with its edge and exuberance, that led to his love of classical music.

That early experience served him well as his career progressed. His compositions have been performed in seventeen countries on six continents and garnered him more than two dozen national and international awards, among them the prestigious Goddard Lieberson Fellowship accorded “a composer of exceptional gifts” by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Kudos from the critics have come as well. The American Composers Orchestra described him as “a major talent and a deep thinker with a great ear,” while Gramophone Magazine called him “an engaging, gifted composer writing smart, compelling and fascinating music.”

There have been numerous other accolades as well. In 2009, he became the only composer in the history of the ISU Contemporary Music Festival to win both the orchestral and chamber music competitions. In addition, he’s the recipient of the 2016 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, the 2014 Red Note Festival Composition Competition, the Grand Prize in the Chatham Baroque Composition Competition, the Lee Ettelson Composers Award, an Aaron Copland Recording Grant, third prize for the 2013 American Prize, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Astral Career Grant from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Other citations include awards won from the Omaha Symphony International New Music Competition, the Kenneth Davenport National Competition for Orchestral Works, the Charles Ives Center Orchestral Composition Competition, and the Paris New Music Review International Composition Competition,

Considering his ample accolades, it’s little wonder that Professor McLoskey has received a number of commissions for his work. He has composed original pieces for several prestigious organizations and institutions, among them, the Barlow Endowment, the Fromm Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Charitable Trusts, Meet The Composer, ASCAP, MATA, King's Chapel (Boston), and Ensemble Berlin Piano Percussion, and a concert-length oratorio for The Crossing Choir in Philadelphia.

Along with his extensive performing schedule, Professor McLoskey has lectured and given Masterclasses at over 30 schools and festivals, including Aspen, the Tanglewood Institute, Universität der Künste Berlin, and two dozen universities across the United States. As a recording artist, his work is available worldwide, and released on Albany Records, Wergo Schallplatten, Capstone, Tantara, and Beauport Classics, and published by Theodore Presser Company, American Composers’ Press, Mostly Marimba, Subito Music, and Odhecaton Z Music.
Career

Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience


Career Highlights

  • Only composer in the history of the ISU Contemporary Music Festival to win both the orchestral and chamber music competitions.
  • Two dozen national and international awards
  • Goddard Lieberson Fellowship accorded “a composer of exceptional gifts” by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • Compositions have been performed in seventeen countries on six continents

Honors, Awards & Competitions

  • Recipient of the 2016 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers
  • Winner of 2014 Red Note Festival Composition Competition,
  • Winner of the Grand Prize in the Chatham Baroque Composition Competition
  • Recipient of the Lee Ettelson Composers Award
  • Recipient of Aaron Copland Recording Grant
  • Third Prize in the 2013 American Prize
  • Recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Xx

Recordings

  • Worldwide releases on Albany Records, Wergo Schallplatten, Capstone, Tantara, and Beauport Classics.

Compositions

  • Original pieces composed for the Barlow Endowment, the Fromm Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Charitable Trusts, Meet The Composer, ASCAP, MATA, King's Chapel (Boston), and Ensemble Berlin Piano Percussion, and a concert-length oratorio for The Crossing Choir in Philadelphia.

Publications

  • Works published by Theodore Presser Company, American Composers’ Press, Mostly Marimba, Subito Music, and Odhecaton Z Music.