Born February 6, 1948 in New York City
Academic training: Bachelor of Arts, 1969; City College (CUNY)
Master of Arts, 1971; Columbia University
Doctor of Musical Arts, 1974; Columbia University
Composition teachers: Mario Davidovsky, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Jack Beeson, Charles Dodge, Chou Wen-chung
Professional organizations: Broadcast Music, Inc., American Music Center, NACUSA, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Society of University Composers from 1974-76, currently Editor of the SCI (A.S.U.C.) Journal of Music Scores.
Professional employment: Preceptor, Columbia College and School of General Studies (1971-74); Assistant to the Director of the Index of New Musical Notation Lincoln Center Library (1974); Adjunct Lecturer, City College (1974-75); Head of Publishing and Editor in Chief, C.F. Peters Corporation (Music Publishers)(1978-2000) and a free-lance computer engraver.
Background study includes bassoon instruction with David Manchester of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Attended the High School of Music and Art. Member of the Composers Ensemble in New York from 1974-76 (a group of composer-performers who played their own works as well as those by other contemporary composers).
Prizes, awards and commissions:
Compositions performed at:
Carnegie Recital Hall; Lincoln Center Library; Composers Conference (Johnson, Vermont); Donnell Library; Greenwich House Music School; Axis Gallery (Soho); Jamaica Arts Center (Queens); Brook Contemporary Music Series; Oradell Church (NJ); Little Theater, Westside YMCA; James Yu Gallery; Nosotros Theater (Los Angeles); WQXR (live performance by the composer of Composition: Forme for solo bassoon); Michigan Gallery (Detroit); First Unitarian Church (Brooklyn); CAMI Hall; Columbia University; Princeton University; Bennington College; MIT; New England Conservatory of Music; New York University; Pittsfield College; Bard College; Antioch College; Rutgers University; University of Illinois; Northwestern University; University of Akron; Ball State University; North Texas State University; Louisiana State University; Eastern Washington University; Whitworth College; Washington State University; Charles Ives Center; University of Southern California; Eastman School of Music; Michigan State University; Wellesley College; Houston University; Mid Michigan Community College; Cleveland State University; Grinnell College; Boston University; Rhode Island School of Design; Mannes College of Music; University of Kansas; Merkin Hall; Memphis State University; Timosoara, Romania; Oberlin College; University of California, Davis; Northern Illinois University; University of Alabama; 14th Annual New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green State University; California State University, Dominguez Hills; University of New Mexico; San Diego State University; University of Missouri, Kansas City; University of California, Irvine; University of Pittsburgh (Music on the Edge), Indiana University, Bloomington, California Polytechnic State University, Paris Conservatory of Music, Ecole de Musique Romainville (Les Lillas, France), Dartington International Summer School and Music Festival, University of California, San Diego, Emory University (Atlanta), Unitarian Church (Dominguez Hills, CA), San Diego Mini Chamber Music Series, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Double Exposure Series), Columbia College Concert Hall (Chicago), L’Hôtel de Brossier (Le Marais, Paris), Hôtel de Ville (Romainville, France), The Flea Theater (NYC), Lorenzo Historic Site (Cazenovia, NY), etc.
Compositions performed by:
Da Capo Chamber Players; Composers Ensemble; Light Fantastic Players; C.C.N.Y. String Trio (Felix Galimir); Fritz Jahoda, piano; Joel Lester, violin; Janet Steele, soprano; Frank Morelli, bassoon; Rosewood Percussion Duo; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; Edward Weiss Ensemble; Algonquin String Quartet; Max Lifchitz, piano; North/South Consonance; Cleveland Chamber Symphony; Alea III; Rhode Island New Music Ensemble; Rebecca La Brecque, piano; Composers Concordance; Robert S. Bloch, viola; Earplay; Sax 4th Avenue; Karen Elaine, viola; Roger Zahab, violin; Washington Square Contemporary Music Society (Tim Smith, alto saxophone, Cameron Grant, piano); Ensemble 21 (Marilyn Nonken, piano, Gregor Kitzis, violin); New York New Music Ensemble; Empyrean Ensemble; Cheryl Marshall, soprano; Trio Maurice Duruflé (Paris);Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players; Bertram Turetzky, contrabass, Cube Ensemble (Chicago), The Chamber Players of the League/ISCM, Harvey Pittel, alto saxophone, Craig Williams, piano, Curtis Macomber, Stephen Gosling, etc.
Judge, First Eastman Wind Ensemble Composition Symposium (1985)
Judge, 1983/84 BMI Awards to Student Composers
Composer-Judge, 1987 Inter-American Music Awards Competition sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota (commission, Three Preludes)
Judge, 2002 - 2006 Paul Revere Awards (Music Publishers Association)
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