Composer/conductor Delvyn Case (b. 1974) holds degrees from Yale (B.A. summa cum laude) and the University of Pennsylvania (A.M.), where he is currently completing his doctorate in composition as a William Penn Fellow. His composition teachers have included Ezra Laderman, Steven Mackey, David Rakowski, Sebastian Currier, Elliott Schwartz, J ames Primosch, and Jay Reise. He studied piano and composition with Liz Manduca from the age of seven to seventeen.
Mr. Case has received honors and fellowships from numerous organizations, including BMI, The Society of Composers, The MacDowell Colony, The Chicago Ensemble, The College Music Society, the Music Teachers’ National Association, and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, the extensive second movement of his sacred vocal work No Secret Hidden was a finalist for the Orvis International Prize in Vocal Composition. He also was a recipient of numerous honors as a Yale undergraduate, including a commission by the Yale Symphony Orchestra as well as the Bach Society prize as the most outstanding musician of his class.
Also active as a conductor, Mr. Case has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Penn Chamber Music Society and the Yale Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus. A specialist in contemporary music, he has conducted orchestral and chamber works by Harbsion, Sheng, Adams, Kernis, Corigliano, and many others.
Nine young composers, ranging in age from 19 to 25, have been named winners in the 48th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards, and Delvyn Case was one on them. The BMI Student Composer Awards recognize superior creative talent and winners receive scholarship grants to be applied toward their musical education. More than 500 manuscripts were submitted to the competition from throughout the Western Hemisphere in 2000, and all works were judged under pseudonyms. Cash awards totaled $20,000.