Lectures

A Guest Music Lecture with
Paul Chihara
in conversation with Prof. W. Anthony Sheppard

Paul ChiharaIn conversation with Prof. W. Anthony Sheppard, composer Paul Chihara presents a talk titled “Japanese American Musical Memories.” Mr. Chihara will discuss his musical experiences from his family’s internment during World War II to his work as composer-in-residence at the San Francisco Ballet to his highly successful career as a Hollywood, Broadway, and television composer.

Paul Chihara’s prize-winning concert works have been performed in most major cities in the U.S. and Europe. His numerous commissions and awards include those from The Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, the Naumberg Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Fellowship, the Aaron Copland Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as from numerous major orchestras. Mr. Chihara has composed scores for over 100 motion pictures and television series and has been very active in the New York musical theatre world. Mr. Chihara is a Professor of Music at New York University.