Eric Sessler

Musical Studies

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. He is a 1993 Curtis graduate, having studied composition with Samuel Adler, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem.

Dr. Sessler’s recent projects include a new work for Jason Vieaux; a flute concerto for Jeffrey Khaner and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra; a string quartet for the Dover Quartet; and a duet for flute and guitar for the 2014 National Flute Association Convention. He has received numerous awards, including the ASCAP Foundation Award, the Charles E. Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Theodore Presser Music Foundation Award; and grants from American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, and the Philadelphia Music Project. His music is recorded on ACA Digital Recording, New Focus Recordings, and Musicaphon Records; and is published by Silver Sun Press, Verlag Neue Musik, and Les Productions d’OZ.

In addition to his work at Curtis, Dr. Sessler serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School’s pre-college division. Dr. Sessler joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1999.