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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Philip Glass is a graduate of the University of Chicago and The Juilliard School. By 1974, Glass had created a large collection of music for The Philip Glass Ensemble. The period culminated in the landmark opera, Einstein on the Beach. Since Einstein, Glass’s repertoire has grown toinclude music for opera, dance, theater, orchestra, and film. His scores have
received Academy Award nominations (KundunThe HoursNotes on a Scandal) and a Golden Globe (The Truman Show).  Recent works include an opera on Walt Disney, The Perfect American, Glass’s memoir, Words Without Music, by Liveright Books, and Symphony No. 12. Glass received the U.S. National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama in 2016 and the 41st Kennedy Center Honors in December 2018. Current projects include an original score for a new Broadway production of King Lear, and a theater collaboration with director Phelim McDermott entitled “Tao of Glass” which premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2019.