Composer in Residence

Composer in Residence

Under the artistic direction of Steven Schick, newly composed music has become an integral part of the Festival’s repertoire. Each summer a living composer is selected to visit Breckenridge and have their work featured on chamber and orchestra performances. The opportunity to interact with and get to know a composer of a particular piece of music provides both audiences and musicians a unique perspective on its performance, one which also offers valuable learning for the composer.

This program is generously underwritten by Paul Finkel & Barbara Strauss.

Composer in Residence
Asher Tobin Chodos

2020 Composer-in-Residence

Asher Tobin Chodos is a pianist, composer and musicologist. He is a graduate of the Dave Brubeck Institute, Columbia University (where he studied ancient Greek and Latin) and the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a Ph. D. in 2019. He has played with some of the biggest names in jazz music, and his compositions have been performed by many noted contemporary music ensembles. Ongoing projects include an academic study of the automated music recommendation industry (think of Spotify and Pandora), and an opera about the life of Israeli nuclear weapons whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu. You can see more about these and other projects at www.tobinchodos.com.