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Jerre Tanner is an American composer of symphonic and operatic music. He studied orchestration with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Wayne Peterson at San Francisco State University where Tanner earned an advanced degree in composition. He has received numerous awards and grants from such diverse sources as ASCAP, the (Hawaii) State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of American Composers and Conductors, the National and Hawaii Bicentennial Commissions, the Huntington Hartford Foundation in Los Angeles, Meet-the-Composer, and two Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance grants administered by the American Music Center.
Jerre Tanner's large symphonic works and operas have been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Polish Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic and others. He is listed in "New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians," "Who's Who in America" and is a member of the American Composers Forum and the Iowa Composers Forum. He is a long-time resident of Hawaii. Tanner appeared on our radio broadcast where we discussed his "Boy with Goldfish" performed by London Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Brooks Chorale, Lee Holdridge, conductor; Hawaii residents Leon Siu & Malia Elliott soloists - Albany Records
"The Kona Coffee Cantata" comic chamber opera - Prague Chamber Orchestra, Timm Rolek conductor; Marilyn Taylor- Kolea, William Livingston-Kimo, David Small-Mr. Kua - Albany Records
"Aukele - the Swimmer" - Polish Radio & TV Orchestra Composers Forum