The award-winning composer Margaret Brouwer has earned critical accolades for her music's lyricism, musical imagery and emotional power. Lawson Taitte of The Dallas Morning News praised Brouwer saying, “Ms. Brouwer has one of the most delicate ears and inventive imaginations among contemporary American composers.” Brouwer is continually in demand for new works, and recent commissions have come from Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, American Pianists Association, CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, and the American Composer's Orchestra.
- Guggenheim Award 2004
- Ohio Council for the Arts Individual Fellowship 2005
- Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Music 2006
- Meet the Composer 2010
"...never loses sense of that essential musical ingredient called melody."
- Steven Ritter, Fanfare
"Brouwer's talent for orchestration is apparent"
- Jeff Dunn, San Francisco Chronicle