SCOTT WHEELER has received commissions and performances from the orchestras of Minnesota, Houston, Toledo andIndianapolis, as well as New York City Opera, sopranos Renée Fleming and LaurenFlanigan, baritone Sanford Sylvan, and the Chamber Music Society of LincolnCenter. Scott Wheeler’s opera DEMOCRACY: AN AMERICAN COMEDY on a libretto of Romulus Linney, was commissioned andpremiered by the Washington National Opera. His chamber symphony CITY OF SHADOWS was commissioned by Kent Nagano and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin and premiered as a part of a portrait concert of the music of Scott Wheeler at the Kammermusiksaal of theBerlin Philharmonie. Scott Wheeler’s most recentcommission is for an opera with the Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theatre. Other current and recent commissions include the Mirror Visions Ensemble,Boston Cecilia, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, the Marilyn HorneFoundation, the ASCAP Foundation, the Barlow Foundation, and Concert Artists Guild. Wheeler has been recorded on two Naxos American Classics albums. The Gramercy Trio has also recorded a disc of Scott’s music for strings and piano on Newport Classic. Other recordings are available on GM, New World, Bridge among others. He has received awards and commissions from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Koussevitsky Foundation (2), the Fromm Foundation (2), Tanglewood, the National Endowment for the Arts, theMassachusetts Cultural Council (3), the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2), Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, as well as the Stoeger Prize forexcellence in chamber music from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He was a Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin in 2007. He isthe 2010 recipient of the Composer of the Year Award from the Classical Recording Foundation.