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Anthony Lanman

Anthony Lanman Anthony Joseph Lanman

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Anthony Lanman

Anthony Joseph Lanman, a native of Houston, Texas, received his BM in composition at the University of Texas in the Spring of 2000. He has recently received an MM in composition from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a DM at the same location. His principal composition teachers have included P.Q. Phan, Claude Baker, Don Freund and Sven-David Sandstr÷m. Mr. Lanman is also an active performer on both the renaissance lute and 8-string electric guitar.

Mr. Lanman has been commissioned by such diverse ensembles as Duo46, the NonÚ Trio, the Strung Out Trio, the California EAR Unit, and the British new music group, Ensemble Eleven. Mr. Lanman's music has been performed all over the United States as well as in Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Greece, England and the Czech Republic. His music has been featured on radio stations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Lanman has participated as composer-in-residence at the Music02 festival held in Cincinnati, OH and at the "Essentially Choral" reading sessions held by Vocal Essence in Minneapolis, MN. He has received an ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer Award as well as several ASCAP Standard Awards.

Critics have praised his work as "intense" (Gramophone Magazine) and "wild, edgy and raw to contemplative, sonorous and seductive" (The Strad). Since the advent of compressed digital music, Mr. Lanman has been active in the promotion of music on the internet. His music has been downloaded from over 100, 000 times, and he has been ranked #1 on the contemporary charts on several occasions.

Mr. Lanman is currently living in Bloomington, Indiana where he is pursuing a DM in composition in addition to studying renaissance lute with lutenist Nigel North.

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