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William Bolcom

1938 - Today

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William Elden Bolcom (born May 26, 1938) is an American composer and pianist. He has received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, a Grammy Award, the Detroit Music Award and was named 2007 Composer of the Year by Musical America. He taught composition at the University of Michigan from 1973 until 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Bolcom has received more than 211,451 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). William Bolcom is the 1,271st most popular composer (down from 1,149th in 2019), the 10,409th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,385th in 2019) and the 114th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, William Bolcom ranks 1,271 out of 1,216Before him are Thomas Adès, Edmund Rubbra, Brian Tyler, Joel Goldsmith, Enoch Sontonga, and George Whitefield Chadwick. After him are John Stainer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Ludger Stühlmeyer, Angus MacLise, Dave Stewart, and Stephen Schwartz.

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Among people born in 1938, William Bolcom ranks 483Before him are Dietrich Stobbe, Robert Hughes, Dawn Wells, John Connelly, Giorgio Puia, and Stanley Fish. After him are Angus MacLise, Abel Laudonio, Alan Rees, Richard Goldstone, Gerry Byrne, and Yevgeni Mayorov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Bolcom ranks 10,409 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Eastman (1858), Eytan Fox (1964), Josh Groban (1981), Andy Timmons (1963), Maurice Stokes (1933), and John Adams Dix (1798). After him are Ivan Fuqua (1909), Nicole Krauss (1974), Tyler Bates (1965), Tom Wolf (1948), Ana Ortiz (1971), and Terry Farrell (1963).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, William Bolcom ranks 114Before him are Eubie Blake (2), Raymond Scott (1908), Steve Jablonsky (1970), Brian Tyler (1972), Joel Goldsmith (1957), and George Whitefield Chadwick (1854). After him are Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884), Angus MacLise (1938), Stephen Schwartz (1948), Jerry Herman (1931), David Del Tredici (1937), and Robert Russell Bennett (1894).