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Richard Edward Wilson

Richard Edward Wilson, composer, music educator, pianist. Recipient Walter Hinrichsen award, American Academy Institute Arts and Letters, 1986, Cleveland Arts prize, 1988, Executive's award Dutchess County, 1989, Stoeger prize, Chamber Music Society Lincoln Center, 1994, Academy award in music, American Academy Arts and Letters, 2004, Roger Session Memorial Boglizsco Fellowship, 2006-2007;, Guggenheim fellow, 1992.


  • Wilson, Richard Edward was born on May 15, 1941 in Cleveland. Son of James F. and Edith Ann (Zingler) Wilson.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1963; Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1966.


    • Assistant professor music Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1966-1970, associate professor music, 1970-1976, professor music, since 1976, chairman department music, 1979-1982, 85-88, 95-98, Mary Conover Mellon Chair, since 1988. Composer-in-residence American Symphony Orchestra, since 1992.


    • The Visual World of French Theory: Figurations
    • This revelatory book focuses on a remarkable series of encounters between the most prominent French philosophers of the 1960s and 1970s—Sartre, Deleuze, Bourdieu, and Foucault among them—and the artists of their times, most particularly the protagonists of the Narrative Figuration movement.


    Member of American Society of Composers, American Music Center, Century Association, Harvard Club, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Adene Stevenson Green, May 15, 1971. Children: Katherine Blanca, James Graham.
    • child: Katherine Blanca Wilson
    • child: James Graham Wilson
    • mother: Edith Ann (Zingler) Wilson
    • spouse: Adene Stevenson Green
    • father: James F.
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    Born March 15, 1941
    (age 74)
    • 1963
      Harvard University
    • 1966
      Rutgers University
    • 1966 - 1970
      Assistant, professor music Vassar College
    • 1988
      Assistant, professor music Vassar College