Composer of modern classical music who also became known for his extended instrumental and vocal methods. His orchestral function “Echoes of your time as well as the River” received him the Pulitzer Reward for Music in 1968. He received his D.M.A. from your University or college of Michigan in 1959. He mainly taught for a full time income, and his college students included such long term notables as Margaret Brouwer, Uri Caine, Christopher Rouse, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, and Cynthia Cozette Lee. He explored the usage of metallic vibrato within the piano and performed the contrabass strings having a mallet in a number of of his items. His family members was surviving in Charleston, Western Virginia, when he was created. His child David also became an effective composer. He and David Lang both received Pulitzer Awards for Music.