The music of Clint Needham has been described as "wildly entertaining" & "stunning... brilliantly orchestrated" by the New York Times. Needham recently served as the Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Albany Symphony and will be back in Albany this season as the Andrew W. Mellon Composer/Educator-in-Residence.

Needham's orchestral music has been commissioned and performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, and the American Composers Orchestra, among others. Various chamber groups including Alarm Will Sound, American Brass Quintet, Fifth House Ensemble, and the President's Own Marine Band Brass Quintet have given performances of his music across the US, as well as in Europe, Brazil, Japan, and Australia.

Upcoming performances of his work include those given by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony in collaboration with Verb Ballets, Grand Rapids Symphony, Akron Symphony, Da Capo Chamber Players, Choral Arts Initiative, and the Imani Winds.

Needham's music has been recognized with numerous awards including the International Barlow Prize, Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Jacob Druckman Prize from the Aspen Music Festival.

Needham currently serves as Composer-in-Residence/Assistant Professor of Music at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. For more information, please visit

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