Carnegie Mellon University

Noel Zahler

Noel Zahler

Professor Emeritus, Music


Noel Zahler is a well known composer of concert music, and an administrator who has led schools of visual and performing arts, schools of music, interdisciplinary programs and departments of music, at Long Island University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Minnesota and Connecticut College. His entrepreneurial expertise has been sought in the creation of collaborations and partnerships throughout the music and business world. He has earned degrees from Columbia University (DMA), Princeton University (MFA), L'Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Certificato di Perfezionamento), Siena, Italy, and C.U.N.Y. Queens College (BA/MA).

Zahler is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including a National Endowment for the Arts Consortium Commission, a Fulbright/Hayes Fellowship to Italy, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, an Aaron Copland Foundation Grant in support of recording, a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artists Grant, a Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) prize for the sound score to the computer-realized video Gothic Tempest, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant (music perception) and a National Science Foundation grant (Decoding the Human Conducting Gesture). A fellow of the Associated Kyoto Program, Dr. Zahler also has been granted an Italian National Research Council Award, New York State Council for the Arts grant in support of recordings and a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarship.

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