Jerré Tanner Jerré Tanner Honolulu Jerré Tanner is an American composer of symphonic and operatic music. He studied orchestration with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Wayne Peterson at San Francisco State University where Tanner earned an advanced degree in composition. He has received numerous awards and grants from such diverse sources as ASCAP, the (Hawaii) State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of American Composers and Conductors, the National and Hawaii Bicentennial Commissions, the Huntington Hartford Foundation in Los Angeles, Meet-the-Composer, and two Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance grants administered by the American Music Center. In 1997 he was awarded the Artist Fellowship in Music Composition from the State of Hawaii. His recordings include "Boy with Goldfish" with the London Symphony Orchestra and “The Kona Coffee Cantata” with the Prague Chamber Orchestra for Albany Records; “Aukele (the Swimmer)” with the Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, concert aria "Fragrant Harbor (Hong Kong)" and an orchestral Suite from his Hawaiian opera for youth "The Singing Snails," both performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Warrior’s Aria from his Symphony No. 1 “The Naupaka Floret” with the Moravian Philharmonic, all released on Vienna Modern Masters. He is listed in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Who’s Who in America, is a composer member of the Iowa and American Composers Forums and formerly sang with in the Honolulu Symphony Chorus.