Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Music Composer

Paul Manaster

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is one of the most respected and inspiring composers of American contemporary music. Zwilich holds a doctorate from The Juilliard School and has received the Pulitzer Prize in Music (the first female composer to receive this award) and four Grammy nominations. Dr. Zwilich has been elected to the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and currently holds the Krafft Distinguished Professorship at Florida State University.