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A 1993 Curtis composition graduate, Dr. Eric Sessler received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
His works have been premiered throughout the United States, including the Organ Concerto, performed by Alan Morrison and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Hayes, in Verizon Hall in 2007.
Dr. Sessler has received numerous awards, including a Philadelphia Music Project grant, Charles E. Ives Scholarship, Theodore Presser Music Foundation Award, and Meet the Composer grant.
Dr. Sessler's compositions are performed throughout the United States and abroad, and his music has been recorded on ACA Digital Recording, Albany Records, New Focus Recordings, and Musicaphon Records. His Organ Concerto was included on the recording Opus 76: The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, recorded at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia featuring Alan Morrison with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
In addition to his work at Curtis, he serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School's precollege division and has taught at Chestnut Hill College. Dr. Sessler joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1999.