Clare Shore, the second woman to earn the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from The Juilliard School, has received critical acclaim for her works. While at Juilliard, Ms. Shore studied with David Diamond, Vincent Persichetti, and Roger Sessions, and subsequently with Gunther Schuller. Since then, she has received numerous commissions, awards, and grants, including a Composer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Shore has taught at Fordham University, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and Palm Beach Atlantic College. She currently holds an exclusive publishing contract with E.C. Schirmer. Other works are found in the catalogs of Arsis Press, Plucked String Editions, and Seesaw Music. Her works are recorded on CRS, Owl Recordings, and Opus One, produced by Grammy Award-winning Elite Recordings.