The music of Christopher Dietz (b. 1977) has been recognized by honors and awards from Copland House, Canada’s Banff Centre and National Arts Centre, the Camargo Foundation, ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, the Minnesota Orchestra Reading Sessions and Composer Institute, the League of Composers/ISCM Orchestral Competition, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, the Riverside Symphony Composer Reading Project (NYC), North/South Consonance (NYC), the Chicago Ensemble’s Discover America competition, the Utah Arts Festival’s Orchestral Commission Prize, the NewMusic@ECU festival, as well as numerous academic scholarships and fellowships.

Dietz holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Theory from the University of Michigan along with degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Wisconsin. He has been on the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory and is currently an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he teaches composition and directs the new music ensemble.



Release Date: September 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5927
21st Century
String Quartet
The chamber ensemble format has historically been able to intimately interpret works with a variety of emotional nuance, and retains flexibility to perform music with myriad influences. ALLUSIONS, an album of evocative chamber works, showcases the expressive and interpretive abilities of contemporary composition and features works by five composers.