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Steve Reich
(1936 - 1936)

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1936 Born 3 October, in New York
1940 Studies drumming at the age of 14 with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra timpanist
1953 Begins degree program in philosophy at Cornell
1958 Studies composition at the Julliard School
1962 Studies at Mills College with Milhaud and Berio
1966 Begins performing with his own ensemble
1970 Studies drumming with the Ewe tribe in Ghana
1973 Plays in a Balinese gamelan at Berkeley
1976 Studies traditional forms of cantillation (chanting) of the Hebrew scriptures in New York and Jerusalem
1986 Earns (with Laura Dean) a Bessie Award for Impact
1990 Receives a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for Different Trains
1994 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
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