Robert Ward

Ward was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1962 for his opera “The Crucible,” which was based on the Arthur Miller play. He was Mary Duke Biddle Professor and is now professor emeritus at Duke University. Prior to that, he served as chancellor of the N.C. School of the Arts; vice president and managing editor of Galaxy Music Corporation and Highgate Press; director of the Third Street Music School Settlement, and as faculty member and assistant president of the Juliard School of Music.

Ward has received numerous accolades in his career, including election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Arts and Letters, the New York Music Critics Circle Citation Award, and three Guggenheim fellowships.