John Corigiliano (born 16 February 1938 in New York City) is an American composer. He is only the second composer, Aaron Copland the first, to win the Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar. Corigliano's father was concertmaster for the New York Philharmonic and his mother was an accomplished piano soloist. He studied composition with Otto Luening at Columbia University, Vittorio Giannini at the Manhattan School of Music, and independently with Paul Creston. The first notoriety he gained was from winning the 1964 Spoleto Festival chamber music prize. He has composed works for the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and Metropolitan Opera. His Symphony No. 1 won the 1991 Grawemeyer Award and the premiere recording of the work won two Grammies. He is currently on the faculty of The Julliard School and Lehman College, part of the City University of New York. Many of his former students have become well known composers including Eric Whitacre and John Mackey.
Works for Winds
- DC Fanfare (1997)
- Gazebo Dances (1974) originally for two pianos, transcribed by the composer.
- "Tarantella" from Symphony No. 1 (1988) (tr. Gershman)
- Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus" (2004)
- Two Works for Antiphonal Brass (1993)