Christopher R. McCormick of Ridgefield was awarded the degree of Master of Music in Composition from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University during commencement ceremonies May 23 in Baltimore. He completed his graduate studies at Peabody as a student of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts.
McCormick has composed works for film, opera, orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz groups, electronic and electro-acoustic music, chamber music, band, and solo repertoire. He has received commissions from the highSCORE music festival in Italy, the Maryland Wind Festival, New York’s Rhymes with Opera, and many solo performers and small ensembles. Along with other Peabody graduate students, he was commissioned to compose electronic music intended for use in medical studies at Johns Hopkins.