Jeffrey Brooks

Jeffrey Brooks

Jeffrey Brooks was born in Minneapolis and began studying music at an early age, eventually studying at Tanglewood and Yale University where he earned a masters and doctorate in composition. His teachers included Louis Andriessen, Martin Bresnick, Gilbert Amy, and Alan Forte.

As an advocate of new music, he served as Artistic Director of the American Composers Forum in the early 1990's and later co-created/produced a radio program called "The Composer's Voice" for Minnesota and National Public Radio.

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November 29, 1986

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