Charles Peck

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Charles Peck (b.1988) is an American composer whose work has been called “daring” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “vivid” (UArts Edge magazine), and “spell-binding” (Rappahannock News). His music has recently been selected in the New York Youth Symphony’s First Music program, Ensemble Mise-En’s Call for Scores, the Locrian Chamber Player’s Call for Scores, and has been named the winner of the Lake George Music Festival’s Composition Competition, Symphony in C’s Young Composers’ Competition, the Castleton Festival’s Young Composer’s Forum, and the OFMC Collegiate Composition Competition. Peck has also been awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation, the American Composers Forum, and the Cornell Council for the Arts. Additionally, his music has been featured at the Aspen Music Festival, the highSCORE Festival, the Castleton Festival, and the New Music Gathering. Peck’s current projects include a new work for the JACK Quartet, a commission for marimbist Ji Hye Jung, a new sinfonietta piece for Cornell’s Festival Chamber Orchestra, and a commission for the Kansas University Percussion group.