After a professor called his work “cartoon music,” William A.R. May was ready to quit composing. But within a year he found himself participating in the Brevard Music Festival, “and this was without having had much teaching or training formally in composition at that point. The very next year, I won second place in the national competition, you know, with one of the very first pieces of music that I wrote when I was in college,” he says. The composition will be performed at the concert by C4 Clarinet Quartet on May 26.
Born in 1988 into a musical family,