Ezra Donner (b. 1986) is an American composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. His music has been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Turkey, and awards and recognition for composition have come from The American Prize Competition, the Respighi Prize Competition, the Music Teachers’ National Association, the Boston New Music Initiative, the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, ClefWorks, and the Tobenski-Algera Concert Series.
Ezra served as Music Director with The University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society from 2015 to 2017 and as conductor for Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Chicago Summer Opera in July 2017. He was also selected as a Finalist in the 2nd Annual G. Gershwin International Music Competition in 2014, and has served as accompanist at the Miami Summer Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Camp, University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and Brooklyn Repertory Opera. He currently teaches at Ada Conservatory of Music in Ada, Michigan and serves as Music Director at The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.
Ezra holds a Doctor of Music Degree in Composition from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music with High Honors from the University of Michigan. His teachers have included Claude Baker, Don Freund, P.Q. Phan, Michael Colgrass, Bright Sheng, and William Bolcom.