Avner Dorman has quickly risen to become one of today's most successful and renowned composers. At the age of 25, he became the youngest composer to win Israel's prestigious Prime Minister's Award and that same year he was awarded the golden Feather Award from ACUM (the Israeli Society of Composers and Publishers). Since coming to the United States, Dorman has received several international awards from ASCAP, ACUM, and the Asian Composers League.
Dorman's unique approach to rhythm and timbre has attracted some of the world's leading conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop, Asher Fisch, and Simone Young, to bring his music to international audiences at The New York Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein. He has written music for five films.
Dorman has also served as an educator and lecturer. In 2009, he was Lead Composition Faculty member at the Cabrillo Music Festival and lecturer for the Composers Forum at the USC Thornton School of Music. He has served as lecturer and panelist at Vanderbilt University and the New York City Ballet, visiting professor at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, teaching fellow at The Julliard School, instructor at the Tel Aviv University, and has also developed curriculum for the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv.
Dr. Dorman received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition from The Julliard School. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Tel Aviv University, was co-founder of and led the algorithm writing for Musicraft, Ltd., a startup company that developed music performance and analysis software. Dr. Dorman has developed software applications for ringtone creation, and produced over 4,000 ringtones for various handsets.
B.A., Tel Aviv University
M.M., Rubin Academy
M.A., Tel Aviv University
D.M.A., The Julliard School