James Tenney '58
An influential composer, music theorist, and performer, James Tenney ’58 cofounded and served as conductor of the Tone Roads Chamber Ensemble in New York City and has performed with ensembles of Harry Partch, John Cage, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass.
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Tenney attended the University of Denver, The Juilliard School of Music, Bennington College (BA, 1958), and the University of Illinois (MA, 1961) and later taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, the California Institute of the Arts, the University of California, and York University in Toronto.
Photograph © Rick McGinnis