About John Anthony Lennon

I have composed a selection of chamber music, and have several pieces of published music available for the public to purchase. I have been commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Theatre Chamber Players, the Library of Congress, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the National Endowment for the Arts Orchestral Consortium, the Fromm Foundation, the Kronos Quartet, and many other groups and institutions.

Awards & Honors

I have been the recipient of numerous honors and prizes. In addition to the Rome Prize, I have also received the Guggenheim, Friedheim, and Charles Ives Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. I have held fellowships at Tanglewood, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Villa Montalvo, Yaddo, the Bolgiasco Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony as a Norlin Foundation Fellow. Other residencies have been at the Valparaiso Foundation in Spain, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and the Camargo Foundation in France. A professor of composition and theory at Emory University, I reside in San Rafael, California.

Musical Manuscript


Reared in Mill Valley, California, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Literature under Jesuit study at the University of San Francisco. I hold a Master's degree and a Doctorate from the University of Michigan where I studied with Leslie Bassett, William Bolcom, and William Albright. Biographical material may be found in the New Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. An interview also appears in Composers in the Digital Era by Robert Raines of the Oxford University Press from 2014.


My music is published by C.F. Peters, E.C. Schirmer, Dorn Publications, Michael Lorimer Editions, Fatrock Inc. (Presser), Columbia University Press, and the Oxford University Press. In addition to Albany Records, I have recordings with Bridge Records, Capstone, Open Loop, Equilibrium, and many other labels.

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