Gregg Wramage is an Editor at RILM, specializing in topics including composition, and 20th- and 21st-c. music and musical life.
Widely recognized as one of the leading composers of his generation, Mr. Wramage recently completed a commission from The Barlow Endowment for “The Sea-longing”, a chamber concerto for the violist Brett Deubner, who will premiere the work in 2015 with conductor Renee Baker and Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. “La tristesse durera”, a recent orchestral work, received both the 2007 Copland House Sylvia Goldstein Award and the 2008 international EAMA Prize--a $10,000 award. Millennium Symphony’s recording of “La tristesse durera” was released in 2008, on the first volume of ERM Media’s “Made in the Americas” CD Series.
In March-April 2013, 3rd Sundays @ 3 and Boston New Music Initiative will give the second and third Boston performances of the sextet “in shadows, in silence”, the orchestral version will receive its Chicago premiere in December by Renee Baker and Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, and “The Sunset Maker”, a stage work for actor and ensemble, will be premiered in June at the Music With a View festival in New York. In 2010, Mr. Wramage was selected as a Composer Fellow for the Madness and Music Festival at University of California, Davis, where his work for chamber orchestra, “pieces of a life”, was performed by Alarm Will Sound. North/South Consonance premiered Mr. Wramage’s first symphony in New York in 2008, and his music has also been performed by Pentasonic Winds, Keystone Winds, Aspen Sinfonia, eighth blackbird, Collage New Music, New Jersey Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Friends and Enemies of New Music, American Composers Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Third Millennium Ensemble, American Opera Projects, and pianists Bruce Levingston (Alice Tully Hall), and Carine Gutlerner (Weill Recital Hall and Paris). His works have been recorded on Capstone Records and published by Southern Music, and he has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Copland House, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, and grants from American Music Center and Meet the Composer.
Mr. Wramage has been awarded the NMYE Josef Alexander Award, the Delius Festival Chamber Music Award, the CUNY Graduate Center Robert Starer Composition Prize, the Collage New Music Katz Composition Prize, the Third Millennium Ensemble Composers’ Competition 1st Prize, the Aspen Music Festival Jacob Druckman Composition Prize, and a N.J. State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. He has also been a finalist for the 2006 National Association for Teachers of Singing Art Song Composition Contest, the 2007 Utah Arts Festival Commission for Chamber Ensemble, and the 2009 Loudon Symphony Orchestra American Composers Competition.
Born in 1970 in Belmar, New Jersey, Mr. Wramage began studying composition at the age of 20. He received his BM and MM from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Richard Danielpour, and his DMA from the CUNY Graduate Center where he studied with David Del Tredici and George Tsontakis. He currently serves on the music faculties of the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, and Caldwell College.