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After starting his musical career as jazz pianist and conductor, Edward Applebaum decided to emphasize composition. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UCLA. His music has been performed throughout the US, Europe, Israel, Japan and Australia. He has won numerous grants and awards, in various fields— composition, higher education, and the neurosciences—from organizations including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the NIMH, the NEH, and the NEA. His Symphony No. 2 was awarded First Place in the Kennedy Center’s Friedheim Competition. His book, Unfolding the Unconscious Psyche: Pathways to the Arts, was published by Routledge in 2016.