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Gary Wright

Gary D. Wright, native of Canada, moved to the United States in 1985 after composing, performing, and teaching in Australia for twelve years.  After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in composition and trumpet from the University of Melbourne in 1979, Mr. Wright spent two years studying in Sweden and Denmark.  While completing his Master's degree in composition at Washington State University in 1986, he met Cleveland-based composer Donald Erb and subsequently began doctoral studies in composition with Dr. Erb at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  In 1989, Mr. Wright was appointed full-time conservatory faculty member at The Cleveland Institute of Music, where he currently teaches theory courses and electronic music composition.  He has lectures for computer music applications for Case Western Reserve University's Department of Music and is currently Director of its Center for Music and Technology.  During 1987 and 1988, Mr. Wright spent his summers teaching theory and composition at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan.  His music has been performed in Australia and in various states throughout the U.S.  His Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet and Orchestra was premiered by the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra in October 1990 with Gerald Webster as soloist.  Gary Wright has worked extensively in music and technology and has been a guest speaker on computer applications in music composition at various institutions around the country.  He has received several honors and awards, including a grant from Meet the Composer and scholarships from the University of Melbourne, Washington State University and the Cleveland Institute of Music.  He is an active member of ASCAP, the Computer Music Association and the Cleveland Composers Guild. 

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