Peter Van Zandt Lane

Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award 2020

Peter Lane portrait

Peter Van Zandt Lane, assistant professor of music composition in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, is an internationally recognized composer with impressive accomplishments in concert music, with an emphasis on music for wind ensembles and electroacoustic music. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the prestigious Charles Ives Fellowship, noting “at every turn, his propulsive, incisive work is beautifully and confidently made. . . Lane’s music is as inviting as it is sophisticated.” His compositions have appeared on eight commercial recordings by top contemporary classical labels, most recently including soloists with the Atlanta Symphony and New York Philharmonic. His music has been performed at top venues including Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, the Netherland’s Tivoli Hall and Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center. Despite the volume of his creative work, he is a dedicated pedagogue who is fully invested in the success of his students.