Dr. Arlan N. Schultz is a professor of composition, theory and digital audio arts at the University of Lethbridge. His composition teachers include Brian Ferneyhough, Roger Reynolds, Chinary Ung, Harvey Sollberger, Brian Cherney, and Michael Matthews. Academic awards include numerous teaching assistantships and fellowships including the Richardson Foundation Scholarship for Music (Manitoba) and the Kurt Weill Fellowship for music (UCSD). Composition awards include the BMI (1990) and Godfrey Ridout Awards (SOCAN, 1991) for Quartet Opus 10 and Edifice respectively; the Canada Arts Council's Robert Fleming Prize for composition (1995), and Second Prize in the International Mozart Competition (1997), Salzburg for PLI, which has since been published by Universal Edition, Vienna. He has also obtained numerous grants from the Canada Arts Council, the Quebec Council for Arts and Letters, and the University of Lethbridge’s Office of Research Services.
Dr. Schultz's music has been broadcast on Radio Canada, and in France on CBC's sister network, and has been heard in performances in Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Poland and Hungary. He has been commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the McGill Concert Choir, the Stuttgart Wind Quintet with Canadian pianist Louise Besette, Hungarian violinist János Négyesy, Canadian pianist Sandra Brown, Ensemble Resonance, Calgary, and New Works Calgary among others.