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Jeffrey Mumford


Jeffrey Mumford is Composer-in-Residence at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  He joined the faculty at Oberlin as an Assistant Professor of Composition in 2000, after a year as artist-in-residence at Bowling Green University’s College of Musical Arts.  Prior to this time, he had been an Instructor at the Washington (D.C.) Conservatory of Music and was already nationally as well as internationally performed composer.
Mr. Mumford earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Irvine in 1977 and his Master of Arts degree in Composition from the University of California, San Diego in 1981. 
His range of work includes pieces for vocals, strings, and orchestra, as well as chamber and choral groups.  Jeffery Mumford’s works are “inspired by cloud imagery”, and are commonly titled to allude to the impressions or moods behind the creative impulse by making reference to light or degrees of light.
Jeffery Mumford’s work has resulted in his receiving an award in Music from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, in 2003, for outstanding artistic achievement.  He has also received a Ucross Residency Prize from the Herb Alpert Foundation, an ASCAP Aaron Copland Scholarship, and seven Meet the Composer grants.  Mr. Mumford has also received commissions from such institutions as the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress, Nancy Ruyle Dodge Charitable Trust, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Mumford is a Board Member of the League of Composers and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Jeffrey Mumford


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