Period: Late 20th Century
Born: Monday, October 17, 1949 in Front Royal, Virginia (USA)
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Nation of Origin: United States
Opera: The Trojan Conflict (1989)
Maurice Wright studied at Duke and Columbia Universities. After teaching at Columbia University and then at Boston University, Dr. Wright joined the faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1980. Dr. Wright is now chair of the composition department at Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music.
Lampert, Vera; Kemp, Ian; and White, Eric Walter, The New Grove Modern Masters (The New Grove Series), W. W. Norton & Company, November 1997, ISBN: 0393315924
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186
Griffiths, Paul, Modern Music and After: Directions Since 1945, Oxford University Press; 1st edition (April 11, 1996), ISBN: 0198165110
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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Modern Music and After: Directions Since 1945
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