Carl Voss is an American composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Europe and North America.Dr. Voss began lessons in violin at age three and later studied piano before beginning lessons in viola at age 14. He studied music theory, piano, solfege, and viola at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis from 1987-90 and composition with Bernard Rands at Harvard University, where he earned his BA summa cum laude in 1994. He then studied composition with Fred Lerdahl at Columbia University, where he earned his MA in composition in 1996 and his DMA in composition in 2003.Among his honours are finalist for the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award (1992, for Divertimento in C), the Hugh F. MacColl Prize for Composition from Harvard University (1993), the Faculty Fellowship from Columbia University (1994-96, 1997-2001), and the Prix pour composition Nadia-Boulanger from the Conservatoire Americain de Fontainebleau (1996).He is also active in other positions. As a violist, he has performed contemporary music and standard repertoire. He served as a senior editor of the journal Current Musicology from 1998-2002.He served as a teaching assistant at Columbia University in 1995-96 and from 1998-2001, where he later taught as an adjunct professor of music theory from 2005-09.Bio courtesy of The Living Composers Project.