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Sadly, John passed away Dec. 22nd 2015.
Please click here to read his obituary.

John Duffy, a major figure in American music, has composed more than 300 works for symphony orchestra, opera, theater, television and film. He and his work have received many awards in recognition of his excellent contributions to music: two Emmys, an ASCAP award for special recognition on film and television music, a New York State Governor’s Art Award, and the (New York City) Mayor’s Award of Honor for Arts and Culture. He is also the recipient of the American Music Center’s Founders’ Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Twain CD cover

New CD released 12/1/2010:

We Want Mark Twain

6th Annual John Duffy Composers Institute

May 24-June 6, 2010: get details here

Read Gavin Borchert's review of Off-Center Opera's production of Black Water from Seattle Weekly .

Read the May 2006 article on the John Duffy Composers Institute held atOld Dominion University at the Virginia Arts Festival from the Virginian-Pilot. (PDF format, 2.75MB)

What the critics are saying...

"...haunting..."  The New York Times

"...memorable..."  The Wall Street Journal

"...brilliant..."  The Chicago Tribune

"...powerful..."  Knight-Ridder

"...an authentic masterpiece..."  LA Weekly

John Duffy Composers Institute
Virginia Arts Festival

John Duffy: A Time for Rememberance
European American Music Distributors LLC

Music Mentor
Hampton Roads Magazine - March/April 2005

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