Charles Peck

Charles Peck is a composer whose work has been called “daring” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “wild and shimmering” (Broad Street Review), and “substantial, personal, genuine” (Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music). His music, spanning a range of chamber and large ensembles, has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Albany and Columbus Symphonies, Alarm Will Sound, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the JACK Quartet, Sandbox Percussion, the Network for New Music, Ji Hye Jung, and Holly Roadfeldt. Recently, Peck has received an ASCAP Morton Gould Award and a commission from the Barlow Endowment and has been named a winner of composition competitions with the New York Youth Symphony, the Lake George Music Festival, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Symphony in C, the Boston New Music Initiative, the Salvatore Martirano Award, the Red Note New Music Festival, and Frame Dance, among others. His music has been featured at a variety of venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, the Cabrillo Festival, the Mizzou International Composers Festival, the Minnesota Orchestra’s Composer Institute, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Cultivate at Copland House, the Mise-En Music Festival, the New Music Miami Festival, and the New Music Gathering. Peck currently teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a doctoral candidate at Cornell University.