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Alan Fletcher

Aspen, CO

Alan Fletcher is president and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School, formerly Head of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University and Dean, Provost and Senior Vice President of the New England Conservatory of Music. Mr. Fletcher lectures nationally and internationally on music and music administration, serves on many boards, panels, juries, seminars and committees, and contributes articles and op-ed pieces to Symphony magazine, Gramophone magazine, Wall Street Journal, Sonus: Journal of Global Music, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Chronicle of Higher Education, and many others. Mr. Fletcher is an accomplished composer. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and has studied with distinguished composers such as Roger Sessions, Milton Babbitt, Edward T. Cone, and Paul Lansky, and pianists Robert Helps and Jacob Lateiner. He has won numerous composing awards and commissions, including recent commissions for the Pittsburgh Symphony and the National Gallery of Art.

Articles by Alan Fletcher:

Articles May 7 2008 | By Alan Fletcher
Who Cares If You Don’t Listen?

Adventurous new music reaches wide audiences and they applaud it, so this is a good time to sort out rhetorical falsehoods from rhetorical flourishes in the great debate over new...

Articles April 11 2007 | By Alan Fletcher
Built To Last: Ensuring That New Works Enter the Repertory

If we accept the premise that music should grow and change, and should reflect its own times as well as help us remember a nostalgic past, then we need to...