Chris Rutkowski, Clinical Professor of Music Composition and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, is an award-winning contemporary classical composer and a jazz pianist. Rutkowski studied philosophy at Kings College London (UK) before embarking on a long career as a professional jazz pianist in Detroit, where he performed with legendary trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Motown recording artists The Temptations, and at several Montreux-Detroit jazz Festivals. He studied composition at Eastern Michigan University with Anthony Iannaccone, continuing with a doctorate at Indiana University and private study with John Corigliano. His music is performed consistently programmed nationwide and has been broadcast in Israel and Japan. Rutkowski is the Director of the IPFW/Sweetwater Music Technology Program.
Music for end credits of "Arts Weekly", broadcast weekly of WFWA (PBS, Fort Wayne, IN)
Commissioned by Indiana University, Emory University, University of Idaho and the University of Wisconsin at...
Commissioned by the New World String Quartet
Commissioned and recorded by the Ronen Chamber Ensemble. Premiered at the Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis