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Zvonimir Nagy is a Croatian-born composer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His compositions are informed by cognitive music theory and the aesthetics of music. His research focus is on various contexts and critical perspectives on creativity in music that are shaped by composition, performance, and perception of music. Also a performer, he specializes in contemporary music and improvisation. He is Assistant Professor of Music at Duquesne University and the organist at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the recipient of the Seattle Symphony Composition Prize, the Iron Composer Award, the Swan Composition Prize, the Croatian Music Institute Award; and the prizewinner in the Franck/Messiaen International Organ Competition in Haarlem, the Netherlands.