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2019-20 Honored Artist of the American Prize

This morning, the American Prize named Oliver a 2019-20 Honored Artist of the American Prize. Honored Artists of The American Prize are individuals who have proven themselves to be artists of “sustained excellence” over a number of seasons as laureates in the competition. The 2019-20 Honored Artists of The American Prize are: Oliver Caplan, composer […]

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American Prize Finalist

Oliver is Finalist for the American Prize in  Chamber Music Composition! The recognition is for Oliver’s deeply personal Love Letters, written in 2015 for the composer’s marriage to Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. “This piece is an affirmation of love and equality,” Oliver shares. “Chris and I grew up in a time when two men could not marry. When we […]

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Cum Laude Finalist

Oliver is a Finalist for the Cum Laude Awards, one of only two from the United States.  The recognition is for his chamber sextet Love Letters, written for the composer’s own wedding ceremony. Read more at http://clma.nonprofitmusic.org/english/home.php  

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American Prize Semi-Finalist

Just announced: Oliver is Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in  Chamber Music Composition. The recognition is for Love Letters, a piece on You Are Not Alone, his new album with Juventas. Love Letters was written in 2015 for the composer’s marriage to Landscape Architect Chris Beagan. “This piece is an affirmation of love and equality,” Oliver shares. “Chris and […]

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Ragdale Foundation Residency

Oliver is on residency at the Ragdale Foundation September 10 – October 5. Located on the former estate of renowned architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, Ragdale offers artists time and space to work in an inspirational setting. While, in residence, Oliver is working on In the Direction of Dreams, a new work for clarinet, cello and […]

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American Prize Semi-Finalist

The American Prize named Oliver a semi-finalist for the 2017 prize in vocal chamber music composition for Connect All. We All Connect (soprano, horn, piano). The piece, commissioned by Anne Howarth, explores the strength and fragility of human connection through poignant lyrics by mater palindromist Barry Duncan. It is the capstone track on Oliver’s new album You Are Not […]

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