Texas Christian University

3rd Annual

Festival of American Song

Angela Turner Wilson, founding director

September 27-28, 2016


John Corigliano

Academy Award Winning Composer


Tuesday - September 27

1 pm-3 pm - TCU Ed Landreth Auditorium

Masterclass with John Corigliano (free admission)

7 pm - TCU PepsiCo Recital Hall

Performance: The Songs of John Corigliano

$10 general admission, Free with TCU ID

Wednesday - September 28

3 p.m - TCU Ed Landreth Auditorium

Performance and Artist Talk with John Corigliano

$10 general admission, Free with TCU ID


About the Festival of American Song
The Festival of American Song celebrates all genres of American song and its significant living composers.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and community to enjoy the richness of American song and experience the method behind the music,” said Angela Turner Wilson, founding director of the festival. “John Corigliano is among the most impactful and accomplished American composers of our time, and we are honored to bring him to Fort Worth.” 

In 2015, the Festival of American Song featured Jason Robert Brown as guest artist.  Brown has scored several of the most celebrated contemporary musicals, such as the recently revived “The Last Five Years;” his debut song cycle, “Songs for a New World;” and the powerful “Parade,” for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score. As a soloist and with his band, Brown has performed sold-out concerts around the world. 

The 2014 Festival of American Song featured Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of songs, stage musicals and operas.

For further information about the Festival of American Song, contact:

Angela Turner Wilson
Texas Christian University
School of Music 
TCU Box 297500 - Fort Worth, Texas 76129
817.257.5765 Fax: 817.257.5006


Don’t miss additional performances of Corigliano’s work throughout the week:

TCU School of Music at the Bass
Monday, September 26, 7:30 p.m., Bass Performance Hall
The TCU Wind Symphony, the TCU Symphony Orchestra, and the TCU Concert Chorale perform some of the composer’s greatest works, including the transformative, colossal masterpiece, Circus Maximus.

TCU Symphony Orchestra in Concert
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m., TCu Ed Landreth Hall
Free Admission