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I bet he's known under different categories to different people, so I'm not sure any answer I'll give to that will be helpful. it's not a question which can be answered objectively. I'll answer "yes," but take it at what it's worth, and I won't count that as a question.
22. not African American.
Live US composer. piece involves vocal (technically speaking), no synthesizer. his music was used in Motion pictures, but he didn't win any academy awards. not known as a conductor. He won the Pulitzer once with a different piece. not a minimalist. not Gunther Schuller. not African American.