Manuel Sosa




Caracas, Venezuela: wood violin bright natural light cement theory of music legos soccer solfège salsa drawing my siblings baseball gardening Beethoven vibrancy of nature the cuatro then US, Philadelphia and New York: a different dynamism within the same immense piece of land four seasons and music composition, The Juilliard School [bm, mm, dma] incisive teachers: Albert, Beaser, Diamond, other inspiring teachers:  Castaldo, Cox, Druckman, González, Kim, Saylor one caring mentor: Jacques-Louis Monod, music written for and performed by extraordinary ensembles in this and other lands and blessed by the opportunity of collaborating with embracing and inspiring artists: poets, painters, dancers, musicians, actors and scholarly articles about art and music in South America presented in Europe and America and published in specialized journals and day by day work as a composer combined with vitalizing teaching and research.




  • Yaddo Fellowship: Jane Adams Wait Residency (2014)
  • John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2011)
  • Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship (2009)
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2009, unfulfilled)                                                          
  • Yaddo Fellowship (2011, 2004, 2003)
  • Yaddo Fellowship: White Flowers Fellowship for Composers (2007)                                  
  • Meet The Composer / Van Lier Fellowship (2002)            
  • C.V. Starr / The Juilliard School Fellowship (1996-1998)  


Academic Affiliations:

  • The Juilliard School – Pre-College Division (Composition)
  • The Curtis Institute of Music – Musical Studies Department (Solfège and Dictation)
  • Fordham University – Art History & Music Department (History)