Craig T. Walsh
Associate Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 254
BMus, Mannes School of Music
MFA, Brandeis University
PhD, Brandeis University
Research interests: music composition, acoustic music, electro-acoustic music, improvisation, analysis of contemporary music
The Boston Globe has described Craig Walsh's (b. 1971) music as "teemingly imaginative, from a composer whom we want to hear more," Fanfare Magazine remarked that his music’s energy “gives one a buzz," and New York Classical Review wrote, "Walsh's Quartet is ingenious and powerful…[it] may well be a 21st-century classic."
Walsh is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Meet-The-Composer/MetLife Creative Connection Grant, Jebediah New Music Commission, Salvatore Martirano Award, Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo, National Association of Composers in the United States, Friends and Enemies of New Music, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Siday Prize for Musical Creativity, Brandeis doctoral fellowship, and grants from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award for chamber music, among others.
Walsh’s music has been presented on five continents, performed by such groups as New York New Music Ensemble, Empyrean Ensemble, Manhattan String Quartet, Lontano New Music (UK), Arizona Contemporary Ensemble, East Carolina University, University of Maryland, Third Practice Festival at the University of Richmond, Indiana University New Music Ensemble, Oberlin Sinfonietta, Wellesley Composer's Conference Chamber Orchestra, Friends and Enemies of New Music, Mallarme Chamber Players, Middle Voices; and soloists Rhonda Rider, Daniel Stepner, Stephen Gosling, Madeleine Shapiro, Stella Markou, Mark Rush, Norm Weinberg, Todd Rewoldt, F. Gerard Errante, and Philipp Staudlin.
His music is recorded on Albany Records, Centaur Records, and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States CD series (SEAMUS).
Dr. Walsh holds a Bachelor's degree in composition from the Mannes College of Music and Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in composition and theory from Brandeis. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, where he teaches composition, theory, electro-acoustic music, and orchestration. Before being appointed at the University of Arizona, Dr. Walsh was on the faculty of Brandies University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Bridgewater State University.