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Judah E. Adashi
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Said to be "embarked on a promising career" (Washington Post), composer Judah E. Adashi (b. 1975) has been honored with awards, grants and commissions from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the ASCAP and BMI Foundations, the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer and the Aspen Music Festival, as well as residencies at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

A committed musical organizer, advocate and educator, Dr. Adashi is the founder and director of the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, noted for having “elevated and enriched Baltimore’s new music scene enormously” (Baltimore Sun). He is also on the composition and music theory faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Adashi’s principal composition teachers have been Nicholas Maw and John Harbison. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

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Click here to read "Deconstructing Composing,"
a 2004 profile of Judah E. Adashi in the Aspen Times.

An Interview with Judah Adashi
August 1, 2010, Tom Moore, 21st-Century Music