Born in 1960, Douglas Henderson studied music composition and theory with Milton Babbitt, Elie Yarden and J.K. Randall. He received his Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University in 1991, his M.A. from Princeton in 1985 and his B.A. in Music from Bard College in 1982. He previously chaired the Sound Art Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and now works and lives in Berlin and Brooklyn.
2008 The Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for the production of Music for 100 Carpenters in New York City.
2007 Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Berliner Künstlerprogramm residency in Berlin.
2007 The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Individual Artist Grant, NYC
2006 Artist in Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, NYC
2005 The Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for collaboration with Venezuelan choreographer Luis Lara Malvacias on Channel Sur
2005 Art in General Commission for creation and presentation of Tickertape
2004 Artist Resource Media Lab Fellowship at Dance Theater Workshop, NYC.
2002 Artist in Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, NYC
1999 Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Program Grant with Guy Yarden for the double CD of compositions for modern dance entitled an ear for a leg, a collection of works by seven New York composers (including Yarden and Henderson).
1998 The New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") with composer Guy Yarden for music composed for Kriyas, in collaboraton with choreographer Mia Lawrence.
1998 Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Commissioning Award for Kriyas.
1991-2004 Numerous Meet The Composer grants for public performances of works.
1991 PhD in Music Composition from Princeton University, Princeton NJ.
1990 New York State Council of the Arts Commissioning Grant for A Palace of Mud and Straw, a part acoustic, part electronic work for mixed sextet.
1989 Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Program Grant with Guy Yarden for the recording of Exquisite Corpses from PS122, a set of collaborative scores for 31 improvising musicians.
1988 Meet the Composer Grant for performance of Exquisite Corpses from the Bunker, a set of collaborative scores for 26 improvising musicians.
1987 Meet the Composer Commissioning Grant for performance of Ground Fault, a score for electronic interface with mixed quartet.
1982 BA in Music Composition at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY.
1981 Classical Recording Engineer's Certificate from Aspen Music Institute