Hollywood Composer Paul Chihara to Lecture

Monday, April 02, 2012 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

TU Faculty, Students and the public are invited to attend a public lecture with Hollywood composer Paul Chihara on Monday, April 2, 2012, at 7pm in Meinig Recital Hall in the Lorton Performance Center.

Paul Chihara is a film and concert music composer and who has composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music, choral compositions, and ballets. Paul Chihara received his doctorate degree (DMA) from Cornell University in 1965 as a student of Robert Palmer. Mr. Chihara has also studied with the renowned pedagogue Nadia Boulanger in Paris, Ernest Pepping in Berlin, and with Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood. In 1963, he won the Lili Boulanger Memorail Award. With Toru Takemutsu, Chihara was composer-in-residence at the Marlboro Music Festival in 1971. Chihara was the first composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as of the San Francisco Ballet (from 1976 to 1986). He is on the music faculty at UCLA.

Chihara has also written nearly 100 scores for films, including Death Race 2000 (1974). He has worked with directors Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, Michael Ritchie, and Arthur Penn. His movie credits include Prince of the City, The Morning After and Crossing Delancey; his television credits include China Beach, Simon and Simon, and MacGruder and Loud, the pilot and theme music to Manimal, among others. He also composed the score for Shogun: The Musical, based on James Clavell's novel. Chihara's notable students include James Horner, Christopher Brady, Matthew Tommasini, Sean Friar, Jeff Kryka, Joseph Trapanese, and Cynthia Tse Kimberlin.

Chihara was last in Tulsa to work on Rumble Fish with Francis Ford Coppola.

For more information on our J. Donald Feagin Visiting Artist visit:

Paul Chihara’s Website
Paul Chihara on IMDB.com
Paul Chihara on Wikipedia

Ashley Etter