Gunther Schuller: Seven Careers (so far)


Gunther Schuller and A.B. Spellman. Schuller receiving award for jazz advocacy. Public Domain photo from Wikimedia Commons.

In today’sWall Street Journal, Gunther Schuller  is called “the man of many music careers.” The article points out that the well-known composer taught composition at Yale, ran the New England Conservatory, was music director at what is now Tanglewood, and played on the legendary Mile Davis album, Birth of the Cool.

I am pleased to announce that Gunther Schuller will work with our students this spring. He is a marvelous model for our students as a music renaissance man.  We look forward to his arrival.

Schuller was the CFA Commencement speaker in May 2009.   See his speech.