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 music, computers, cinema (especially Japanese animé), and photographing trains (not necessarily in that order).

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