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GUNTHER SCHULLER has developed a musical career that ranges from composing and conducting to his extensive work as an educator, administrator, music publisher, record producer, and author. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has received two Guggenheim fellowships, the Darius Milhaud Award, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Award, and numerous honorary degrees. He was the 1989 recipient of Columbia University's William Schuman Award for lifetime achievement in American music composition, and in 1991 a MacArthur "Genius" Award. A composition written for the Louisville Symphony, Of Reminiscences and Reflections, won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Music. He has taught at the Manhattan School of Music and at Yale University, has served as head of the composition department at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood (where he was the Center's Artistic Director), and was President of the New England Conservatory of Music for a decade. He has written dozens of essays and four books, including the encyclopedic study, The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz - 1930-1945 and The Compleat Conductor, from Oxford University Press.