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John Adams

John AdamsAKA John Coolidge Adams

Born: 15-Feb-1947
Birthplace: Worcester, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Nixon in China

Father: Carl John Adams
Mother: Elinore Mary Coolidge
Wife: Hawley
Wife: Deborah O'Grady

    University: BA, Harvard University (1969)
    University: MA Music Composition, Harvard University (1971)
    Professor: San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1972-84)

    Carnegie Hall Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair (2003-07)
    San Francisco Symphony Composer-in-Residence (1982-85)
    Pulitzer Prize for Music 2003, for On the Transmigration of Souls
    Grammy Best Classical Recording (2003) for On the Transmigration of Souls
    Grammy Best Orchestral Performance (2003) for same
    Grammy Best Classical Contemporary Composition (2003) for same
    Risk Factors: Marijuana, LSD, Depression

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Author of books:
Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life (320pp.)

Is the subject of documentaries:
Hail Bop! : A Portrait of John Adams, 1998

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