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Composer David Kurtz ’80MM wins two Emmy Awards

When the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 37th annual Emmy® Awards, Yale School of Music alumnus David Kurtz added two to his collection.

Kurtz won for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series for his work on The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS). As both composer and lyricist, he won Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series for The Young and the Restless, also on CBS.

Previous accolades include Emmy Awards in 1989, 2006, and 2009, as well as numerous ASCAP Film & Television Music Awards for Most Performed Underscore.

In addition to his work on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, Kurtz has contributed to the music for By the Sea, Alien Nation, Charles in Charge, and many other television productions, as well as movies including The Big Chill, Instant Justice, and Hunk.

Kurtz is a member of the Yale School of Music Board of Visitors.