KYLE EUGENE GANN (1955-)
American professor of music, critic and composer.
Kyle Gann was born in 1955 and raised in a musical family. He began composing at the age of 13. After graduating in 1973 from Dallas' Skyline High School, he attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he obtained a B.Mus. in 1977 and Northwestern University, where he received his M.Mus. and D.Mus. in 1981 and 1983, respectively. As well as studying composition with Randolph Coleman at Oberlin, he also studied Renaissance counterpoint with Greg Proctor at the University of Texas at Austin. He studied composition primarily with Ben Johnston (1984–86) and Peter Gena (1977–81), and briefly with Morton Feldman (1975). In 1981-82 he worked for the New Music America festival.
Afterward Gann worked as a journalist at the Chicago Reader, Tribune, Sun-Times, and New York Times. He was hired as music critic at The Village Voice in 1986, where he wrote a weekly column until 1997, and then less frequently until December 2005. Gann taught part-time at Bucknell University from 1989 to 1997. Since 1997, he has taught music theory, history, and composition at Bard College in upstate New York.
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