Charles Rochester Young

Dr. Charles Rochester Young has won high praises and honors for his work as a composer. Young’s original compositions have been performed on five continents, in all 50 states, and in major halls in the US and Europe, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  Young has received awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (annually since 1994); National Flute Association; National Band Association; National Association of Composers; British and International Bassists Federations; National Endowment for the Arts; Aaron Copland Foundation; Meet the Composer; and others.  Young is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Michigan. His mentors have included Pulitzer-prize winner Leslie Bassett, Donald Sinta, Marianne Ploger, Bud Beyer and Keith Hill. Since 1994, Young has served as the coordinator of musicianship and director of the Computer Music Center at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Previously, Young served on the faculty at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.