Delvyn Case is active as a composer, conductor, scholar, performer and educator based in Boston area.
His music has been performed by over 70 orchestras across the US, UK, and Canada, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, and
San Antonio Symphony. Other performers of his music have included the Grammy-winning quintet Chestnut Brass Company, the US Coast Guard Band, the Dallas Wind Symphony, mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato, Grammy-nominated pianist Charles Abramovic, The New York Virtuoso Singers, Rome's Freon Ensemble, the Hermitage Trio, the Cassatt Quartet, Epic Brass, Fenway Brass, Palaver Strings, and Ibis Camerata. His music has been heard at the Kennedy Center and on NPR's "Performance Today".
As a composer, he has received honors and fellowships from numerous organizations, including BMI, The Society of Composers, The MacDowell Colony, The New York Virtuoso Singers, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Composers Conference at Wellesley, the Orvis Foundation, The Chicago Ensemble, Audio Inversions, Sounds New, the National Association of Composers, and The College Music Society, among others.
Recent projects include two extensive educational outreach pieces for narrator and chamber ensemble, commissioned by the Portland Symphony Orchestra, which have been performed for thousands of children from Maine to California; a song cycle based on spiritual poems by Rilke; and a piano trio inspired by the Biblical book of Job. His current project is a new piece for the Ariel Quartet.
He is the composer of The Prioress's Tale, a 75-minute chamber opera inspired by Chaucer, whose January 2008 premiere garnered feature articles in the Boston Globe and the South Shore Patriot Ledger. A parable about the power of forgiveness to heal the wounds of religious intolerance, the production toured throughout New England each winter, supported by institutions wishing to explore issues of interfaith dialogue and peace-making in a unique way.
Currently he conducts the Great Woods Symphony Orchestra at Wheaton College, which he has led in concerts featuring a distinctively multicultural repertoire, including collaborations with Daniel Bernard Roumain, DJ Spooky, Canadian Brass trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, and numerous Boston-based soloists.
Delvyn Case studied music at Yale College (B.A. summa cum laude in music ) and
the University of Pennsylvania, graduating at the age of 26 with a Ph.D. in Music
Composition. He has served as Visiting Faculty in the Department
of Composition and Theory at the Longy School of Music, and is a past faculty member at Boston College and Northeastern University. He is currently Associate Professor of Music at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.