Oliver Caplan

With memorable melodies and colorful interplay, composer Oliver Caplan’s music expresses a deeply felt romanticism. Mr. Caplan’s 2012 debut album “Illuminations” is available on iTunes and Amazon.com. He has been commissioned by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, Columbia University Wind Ensemble, Washington & Jefferson College Wind Ensemble, Sinfonietta of Riverdale, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and Lorelei Ensemble. His music has also been presented by the Cleveland Contemporary Players, Boston New Music Initiative, 11:11 Theatre Company, Nebraska Chamber Players and dance choreographers Mary Chris DeBelina and Susan Graham, among others. Chicago’s 5th House Ensemble awarded him the Grand Prize in its Young Composer Competition (2010). Other accolades include selection as a Finalist for the American Prize in Composition (2012), a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2011), and recognition by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers with five consecutive ASCAPLUS Awards for emerging artists (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

Mr. Caplan (b. 1982) was raised in the Bronx, New York. He studied Music and Geography at Dartmouth College (B.A. 2004) and Composition at the Boston Conservatory (M.M. 2006). His composition teachers include Dalit Warshaw, Dana Brayton and Charles Dodge. Mr. Caplan currently resides in Somerville, Massachusetts. An avid hiker, he finds inspiration through time outdoors.

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