Dan Becker

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for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
The New Millennium Ensemble

Tamper Resistant
for baroque flute, oboe, violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
American Baroque

for 10 instruments
The Common Sense Ensemble
Dan Becker received his D.M.A., M.M.A., and M.M. in Composition from Yale University, and his B.M. from the Conservatory. His teachers include Jacob Druckman, Elinor Armer, Martin Bresnick, Louis Andriessen and Terry Riley. Awards and grants include those from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Meet the Composer, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, ASCAP, the Jerome Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Common Sense Composers' Collective, an eight-member SF/NYC-based composers' group that has collaborated with such ensembles as the Meridian Arts Ensemble, the New Millennium Ensemble, Twisted Tutu, the Dogs of Desire Ensemble, Essential Music and the American Baroque period instrument ensemble. CDs of works by the collective can be found on the CRI and Santa Fe New Music labels. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Music Center.

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