(b. 17 October 1984, Wooster, Ohio).
American composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe and North America; he is also active as a trumpeter.
Mr. Gallagher studied composition, music theory and trumpet privately with his father Jack Gallagher from 1995–2003 and piano privately with Pamela Yarnell from 2001–03. He then studied composition with Christopher Rouse at the Juilliard School in New York, New York.
Among his honours are the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Award (2003, for Incandescence) and Second Prize in the Young Composer Awards of the Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut (2003, for Incandescence).
As a trumpeter, he served as principal trumpet of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra in Cleveland from 2000–03 and as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra from 2001–03 and the Ohio All-State Orchestra in 2002–03.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Premonitions, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 2000–01
Trumpet Trio, 3 trumpets, 2001
String Quartet, 2001–02
Burning in Water, Drowning in Fire, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, 2002
When Things Fall Apart, 5 percussion, 2002–03
Entrapped in Entropy, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2003