Reilly Spitzfaden

Reilly Spitzfaden is a composer and choreographer who likes collecting weird sounds and noisy objects, microtonal tunings, and collaborating with chamber musicians. 

Reilly’s recordings appear on How Things Are Made, S3E02; “Statements” with the Michigan State University composition studio; and in the Media Sandbox and Michigan State University Department of Theatre film “(313) Choices.” He has  premiered pieces in the U.S. and Italy. He is a recent winner of the Belle S. Gitelman Award, the Howard Hanson Orchestral Prize and the MSU Large Ensemble Competition. 

Reilly is a PhD student in composition at the Eastman School of Music studying with Oliver Schneller. He received an MA in composition from Eastman, where he studied with Robert Morris and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and a BM in composition from Michigan State University.


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