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Harvey Sollberger (b. 1938) recieved an M.A from Columbia University. He is a composer, conductor, and flutist. During his tenure, Sollberger served as the conductor for SONOR, the faculty new music ensemble, and SIRIUS, the graduate student new music ensemble. He co-founded (with Charles Wuorinen) the Group for Contemporary Music in New York and directed that ensemble for 27 years. He has been Composer-in-Residence at both the American Academy in Rome and with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Sollberger's work in composition has been recognized by an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and by commissions from the Koussevitzky Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, the Fromm Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Walter W. Naumberg Foundation, Music from Japan, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Before joining the UCSD faculty, Sollberger has taught at Columbia University, the Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University. From 1997 to 2005 he served as Music Director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.
Sollberger's notable students include Margaret Brouwer.