Donald Wheelock

Donald Wheelock is the Irwin and Pauline Alper Glass Professor of Music at Smith College, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1974. His works include much chamber music including five string quartets, pieces for solo instruments, eleven song cycles, and many larger ensemble and orchestral works. Among his awards are a first prize in a competition sponsored by the Hartford Symphony, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Guggenheim Foundation. His works have been performed by many musical organizations, including the Rochester Symphony, The Hartford Symphony, The Boston Musica Viva, Collage New Music, ars nova (N├╝rnberg), and Ensemble Unitedberlin. His string quartets have been performed by the Lenox, Ciompi, Charleston, Kinor and Smith College quartets. His works for solo instruments (violin, flute, cello, piano) have been widely performed. His music can be heard on Albany, Gasparo, Harmonia Mundi and New Ariel recordings.