(born January 22
in Hanford, California
) is an American composer
of classical music
, and the University of Michigan
’s Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition. Bassett received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music
for his Variations for Orchestra.
He studied composition with Homer Keller at the University of Michigan.
His notable students include John Anthony Lennon, Andy Brick, Robin Cox, and Gabriela Lena Frank