Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, United States (1931 – 2005)
Donald Martino (May 16, 1931 – December 8, 2005) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American composer.
Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Martino began as a clarinettist, playing jazz for fun and profit. He attended Syracuse University, where he studied composition with Ernst Bacon, who encouraged him in that direction. He then attended Princeton University as a graduate student, where worked with composers Roger Sessions and Milton Babbitt. He also studied with Luigi Dallapiccola in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar.
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