School of Music Visiting Artist
Pianist-composer, five-time Grammy® Award-winner and 14-time nominee Billy Childs remains one of the most diversely prolific and acclaimed artists working in music today. Childs' canon of original compositions and performances have also garnered him the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. Billy Childs has developed into one of the most distinctive and distinguished composers of our time. He has also amassed a career's worth of jazz originals that can swing hard, dazzle with intricacy, touch you with direct simplicity, or mesmerize with lyricism.