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Gregg Wramage is an Editor at RILM, specializing in topics including composition, and 20th- and 21st-century music and musical life.
Also a composer, Mr. Wramage’s most recent work was a chamber concerto commissioned by The Barlow Endowment for violist Brett Deubner. La tristesse durera, an orchestral work, received both the Copland House Sylvia Goldstein Award and the international EAMA Prize–a $10,000 award. Millennium Symphony’s recording of La tristesse durera was released on the first volume of ERM Media’s Made in the Americas CD Series.
His music has been performed by 3rd Sundays @ 3, Boston New Music Initiative, Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, Music With a View, Alarm Will Sound, North/South Consonance, Pentasonic Winds, Keystone Winds, Aspen Sinfonia, eighth blackbird, Collage New Music, New Jersey Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Friends and Enemies of New Music, American Composers Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Third Millennium Ensemble, American Opera Projects, pianist Bruce Levingston (Alice Tully Hall), and pianist Carine Gutlerner (Weill Recital Hall and Paris).
Mr. Wramage’s music has been recorded on Capstone Records and published by Southern Music, and he has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Copland House, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, and grants from American Music Center and Meet the Composer. He has been awarded the NMYE Josef Alexander Award, the Delius Festival Chamber Music Award, the CUNY Graduate Center Robert Starer Composition Prize, the Collage New Music Katz Composition Prize, the Third Millennium Ensemble Composers’ Competition 1st Prize, the Aspen Music Festival Jacob Druckman Composition Prize, and a N.J. State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, and has been a finalist for the National Association for Teachers of Singing Art Song Composition Contest, the Utah Arts Festival Commission for Chamber Ensemble, and the Loudon Symphony Orchestra American Composers Competition.
Born in 1970 in Belmar, New Jersey, Mr. Wramage began studying composition at the age of 20. He received his BM and MM from the Manhattan School of Music and his DMA from the CUNY Graduate Center. He has served on the music faculties of the John J. Cali School of Music (Montclair State University), Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College), Eugene Lang College (The New School for Liberal Arts), Westminster Choir College (Rider University), and Caldwell University. He also enjoys working with children and has taught music at various public and private elementary and middle schools throughout New Jersey.