; Music History and Literature
Conrad Susa was resident composer for the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and served as dramaturge for the O’Neill Center in Connecticut. He also has written numerous scores for documentary films and PBS television productions, choral and instrumental works and operas (Transformations
, Black River
and The Love of Don Perlimplín
) commissioned by the Minnesota Opera Company, San Francisco Opera and Pepsico. He has written a church opera (The Wise Women
) for the American Guild of Organists and an opera (The Dangerous Liaisons
) for San Francisco Opera. He has served as staff pianist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and as assistant editor of Musical America magazine. He has won numerous awards, including Ford Foundation fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts grants and a National Endowment Consortium grant. Susa earned a B.F.A. from Carnegie Institute of Technology and received a M.S. from The Juilliard School, where he studied with William Bergsma, Vincent Persichetti and P.D.Q. Bach.