Lamont Downs: VITA
Lamont Downs was born in Warren, Ohio in 1951. He received his BM
('72) and MM ('74) in composition from the Eastman School of
Music, where he studied composition with Samuel Adler and Warren
Benson, and conducting with Donald Hunsberger. His Sinfonia I for
Wind Band (1969) was awarded the 1970 Howard Hanson Prize for
Wind Ensemble Composition. In 1994 he composed E7A (Concert
March) on commission from the Massachusetts Instrumental
Conductors Association (MICA), which was premiered by the 1994
MENC All-Eastern Band under the direction of Donald Hunsberger.
From 1977 until 2010 he worked in the Western U.S., primarily in
in a university library cataloging music scores. He has resided in the Southeast
since retiring in 2010. Current interests include
Japanese animé), and
trains (not necessarily in that order).
Last updated 9/27/2017. ©2017 Lamont Downs.