Charles Peck


Charles Peck is an American composer whose work has been called “daring” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “vivid” (UArts Edge magazine), and “spell-binding” (Rappahannock News). His music was recently selected in the New York Youth Symphony’s First Music program as well as Call for Scores by several ensembles, including the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, ensemble mise-en, and the Locrian Chamber Players. He has also been named the winner of the 2016 Lake George Music Festival’s Composition Competition, the 2014 Symphony in C’s Young Composers’ Competition, the 2013 Castleton Festival’s Young Composer’s Forum, and the 2012 OFMC Collegiate Composition Competition. Peck has been awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation, the American Composers Forum, and the Cornell Council for the Arts. Additionally, his music has been featured at festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the New Music Gathering, the highSCORE Festival, and the Castleton Festival. Peck’s current projects include a new work for the JACK Quartet, a commission for marimbist Ji Hye Jung, and a commission for the Kansas University Percussion Group. Peck is currently a doctoral student at Cornell University where he earned the 2016 Otto R. Stahl Memorial Award in composition.