Jonathan Berger is an American composer born in New York in 1954. He obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Composition from Stanford University. He currently holds the position of Denning Family Provostial Professorship in Music at Stanford University in California.
The founding co-director of Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SICA, now the Stanford Arts Institute) and founding director of Yale University’s Center for Studies in Music Technology, Berger composes for a wide variety of styles – opera, chamber, orchestral, vocal, to name a few. His work has been performed world-wide and he has been commissioned by several music foundations and ensembles over the years.
Along with composing and teaching, Berger is a researcher in areas related to music, science, and technology with over 60 publications.
Read more about Berger and his works on his website at http://jonathanberger.net/bio/. You can listen to some of his pieces on his site as well. This link will take you directly to his music page – http://jonathanberger.net/all-music/
Join us with the St. Lawrence String Quartet on January 26th to hear his piece “Swallow”, written in 2014 for the SLSQ. http://music-toronto.com/quartets/STLQ.htm