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PhD (2003), MFA Princeton University – Music Composition/Theory
MFA (1977), BFA California Institute of the Arts – Music Composition/Interdisciplinary Studies
Professional Studies. Tanglewood Music Center – Leonard Bernstein Fellowship
Professional Studies.. Darmstadt Ferienkürse für Neüe Musik – Lord Mayor Fellowship
Principal Composition Instructors and Mentors: Earle Brown, Luigi Nono, Olivier Messiaen, Morton Subotnick, James Tenney. Principal Theory/Musicology Instructors: Kofi Agawu, Harold Budd, Scott Burnham, Stephan L. Mosko, Leonard Stein, Rob Wegman.
Ligeti and Ockeghem - The Music of Transcendence
Advisors: Dr. Scott Burnham, Scheide Professor of Music History (Chair of the Dept. of Music), Princeton University, Dr. Rob Wegman, Associate Professor, Department of Music, Princeton University. Dissertation includes an in-depth analysis of György Ligeti’s Requiem (Introitus and Kyrie) and Johannes Ockeghem’s Marian Motets (Intemerata Dei mater). Music: Sine Nomine (Auctore Ignoto) and Heer Ranjha Prototype.
Associated Music Publishers (G. Schirmer). Published exclusively from 1974 - 1990
Intelligent Company Publishers. Published exclusively from 1990 – current
Upcoming recording of Symphony No. 4 (Biodiversity) & Symphony No. 5 (Symbiosis) – 2019/20
New Albion Records (NA 081) (Naxos) (DDD). Symphony No. 2(42). National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra – Katowice, Polish Radio Choir of Kraków, Delta David Gier, conductor. Released March 1996
CRI Records (Emergency Music) (New World Records) (DDD). The Temporary & Tentative Extended Piano, David Arden, piano soloist. Released May 2000.
Mystery Park Arts Records (DDD). Symphony No. 3 (Hurricane), National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Upcoming 2019 Symphony No. 4 (Biodiversity) and Symphony No. 5(55) professional recording.
2017 Tesla (multidisciplinary opera/music-theater) world premiere. The Colony Theatre Miami Beach. Mary Adelyn Kauffman, conductor/music director; Jeffrey Buchman, stage director.
2015 Intelligent Systems (multimedia opera) World Premiere at SoBe Arts Little Stage Theater. Mary Adelyn Kauffman, conductor/music director; Jeffrey Buchman, stage director.
2014 Fairy Tales, Songs of the Dandelion Woman (opera) World Premiere at SoBe Arts Little Stage Theater. Mary Adelyn Kauffman, conductor/music director; Jeffrey Buchman, stage director
2013. Nuts & Bolts. Open Friday @ SoBe Arts. Marina Radiushina, Milana Strezeva, pianists.
2012. Hamlet Soundtheater/Opera. Staged Concert, SoBe Arts Little Stage Theater. John Yaffé, conductor/music director; Carson Kievman, stage director.
2011. Sine Nomine (String Sextet) American Masterworks Festival, Colony Theater Miami Beach, Florida. Kim Kashkashian, Matt Haimovitz, Lara St. John, Anastasia Khitruk, David Cole.
2011. Geneva on Tuesday. Dai-ichi Seimei Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Taichi Akutsu, violin.
2009. Starving Angels (string quartet and child soloist), Open Friday @ SoBe Music Institute, SoBe Arts String Quartet (Taichi Akutsu, Adam Diderrich, Rebecca Diderrich, Tara Santiago)
2008. Dear John (chamber orchestra). South Dakota Symphony, Delta David Gier, conductor.
2004. Tesla (Scenes: Prologue Mark Twain & Parallel Worlds of Tesla & Edison), Workshop. New York City Opera VOX Festival 2004. John Yaffé, conductor
November 4, 2002. Sirocco. Carnegie Hall, New York, NY. Imani Winds - Carnegie Hall.
2001. Meditation. Standard Bank National Arts Festival, South Africa. David Arden, piano
2000. Henry Eight’s Harvest. The European Expo - Henry’s Eight Consort, Hanover, Germany.
1999. Sine Nomine (Auctore Ignoto). Princeton University Chapel, The Binchois Consort.
1999. Nuts & Bolts. New England Conservatory Piano Festival. Joseph Kubera, piano.
1999. Contrabassimi. Taplin Auditorium. Princeton University. Bertram Turetsky, bass soloist.
1999. Starving Angels. Taplin Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Serioso String Quartet.
1999. Nuts & Bolts. Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY. Joseph Kubera, piano.
1998. Symphony No. 4 (Biodiversity. Reading. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ. Lawrence Leighton-Smith, conductor.
1996. Symphony No. 2(42). Charleston Symphony, Spoleto Festival. David Stahl, conductor
1995. Songs of the White Woman – Opera. NationalTheater Mannheim, Germany.
1994. Philharmania. New World Symphony at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach.
1994. Meditation. Project Arts Center, Dublin Ireland, David Arden, piano.
1993. California Mystery Park. Soundtheater, reading from two scenes. American Opera Projects.
1992. Toccatada. Ferienkürse fur Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany David Arden, piano.
1991. Symphony No. 2(42). Florida Philharmonic Orch. Boca Raton. James Judd - conductor.
1991. Prologue from California Mystery Park. The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd.
1989. Waverling -- Chamber Suite from Intelligent Systems. Aspen Music Festival. Colorado.
1989. Orchestra Suite from Intelligent Systems. Reading. Lake George Opera Orchestra.
1986. Piano Concert - (Prisoners of Conscience). Soundtheater (piano concerto) -- Piano, Mechanical Set & Orchestra. The Harquail Theater, Grand Cayman Island. BWI David Arden, piano.
1983. Ordinary Rhythms. The Pennsylvania Ballet. Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Choreographer
1978/1979 Wake Up, It's Time To Go To Bed! Opera/Music-Theater. Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Festival Players, Lenox, Mass followed by The Public Theater, NY.
1977. The Temporary & Tentative Extended Piano - BBC, London. David Arden,
1976. Multinationals & The Heavens -- Soundtheater. The National Theater, Basel, Switzerland.
1975. The Earth Only Endures -- Soundtheater. Tanglewood Music Festival
Ligeti and Ockeghem - The Music of Transcendence - Dissertation, Princeton University ‘03
The Music of Machaut - Princeton University ‘02
Sound Color & Visceral Perception: The Historical Ascendancy of Timbre – Princeton University ‘00
Words & Music (David Mamet - JS Bach) – Princeton University ‘99
Combining Words & Music, Shakespeare & Cage – Princeton University ‘98
Timbre, Texture & Transformation - Princeton University ‘98
SoBe Arts – Artistic Director. (2005-current)
Troy University – Music in Individual Development – DSL professor. (2004 – current)
Princeton University, Woolworth Center of Musical Studies – Research Associate. (2002-2004)
Montclair State University - Music Theory III, Aural Skills III, Aural Skills IV and Music Theory IV (Form and Analysis) - Visiting Specialist .(2003 – 2004)
State of Florida, Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Institutions Program Evaluator. (1996)
Princeton University - Beginning & Advanced Music-Theory Preceptor. (1997-2001)
Kean University, Union, New Jersey. Lecturer in Humanities. (1994-1997).
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim – Visiting Composer (Fall 1995)
Darmstadt Ferienkürse Für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany, Docent & Lecturer. Lectured about the history of Darmstadt & contemporary music. Counseled individual students (1992).
Mystery Park Arts Company - a 501 (3) (c) Arts organization - Artistic Director. (1989 – Current)
The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Composer-in-Residence, South Florida - Gave pre-concert lectures for each performance. Led workshops and organized new music ensemble. (1987-1992)
New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. Composer/Director in Residence. (1978-1980).
Tanglewood Music Festival. Composer/Director-in-Residence (Summer 1978).
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, taught classes in advanced compositional techniques, plus harmony and ear training (1976/77).
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & COMMISSIONES
2009-2017. State of Florida Cultural Affairs – Culture Builds Florida Grants.
2009-2017 City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs – Cultural Anchor Grants.
2007-2017. Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs – Hannibal Cox Grants.
2010. Miami New Times/Village Voice - Mastermind Award.
2010/11. NEA – American Masterworks Grant.
2008/2012. Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs – SAS-C Grant.
2004. Collegiate School (NYC) Orchestra Chamber Symphony Commission.
1997-2001. Princeton University Naumberg Fellowship in Music Composition
2001 - 2003. Princeton University Research Fellowship
2002. Lawrence Remmel, Chamber Ensemble Commission, New York, NY
2000. Princeton University Recording/Travel Fellowship
2000. European Expo 2000 - Germany -Opening Night Commission - Henry’s Eight Consort, Niedersachsische MusikTages, Hanover, Germany - “live” broadcast throughout Europe - NDR
1999. Binchois Consort - International Josquin Conference Commission.
1999. Commission, Fernando Grillo, Perugia, Italy & Bertram Turetsky, San Diego.
1998-2001. Princeton University, Butler College Fellow.
1996. Janet A. Hooker Charitable Trust Recording Grant
1991/1989. Florida Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Commissions (2).
1991. Janet A. Hooker Charitable Trust Concert Production Grant
1988. Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
1987/91. New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater Opera Commission.
1982. Donaueschingen Festival, Südwestfunk, Baden-Baden Opera Commission.
1982. Pennsylvania Ballet Theater Commission.
1981/1977 MacDowell Colony Fellowships (2)
1980. National Endowment for the Arts. Composer/Librettist Fellowship.
1979. Rockefeller Foundation Major Production Grant
1979. Adolph Foundation Major Production Grant
1978. Koussevitzky Foundation, Composer’s Residency
1978. Tanglewood Music Center Opera Commission
1978. Fromm Foundation at Harvard Commission.
1976. Jury & Participant's Prizes, 4th International Composer's Festival Zurich
1976. Jury Selection, Gaudeamus Music Week. Rotterdam, the Netherlands
1976. American Music Center, Margaret Jory Composer's Assistance Grants (2)
1976/1974. Mayor of Darmstadt Fellowship. Ferienkürse Fur Neüe Musik (2)
1976. International Jury Selection for I.S.C.M. World Music Days, Brussels & Bonn
1975. Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, Berkshire Music Center
1975/1974. BMI Composition Awards (2)
1975. Aspen Music Festival Scholarship
1975. Tanglewood - Margaret Grant Memorial Composition Prize
SELECTED RESIDENCIES & LECTURES
2014 University of Miami Frost School of Music – Composer’s Forum
2014 Florida International University – Interdisciplinary Influences on Creativity in the Arts. Roundtable
2014 Dranoff International Composer’s Forum – Kievman, Bolcom, Rodríguez, Berg, Frank
2013. SoBe Institute of the Arts (SoBe Arts) – Messiaen, the Mystic. Lecture.
2013. SoBe Arts – All Roads Lead to Wagner. (Wagner’s Influence on 20th & 21st c. Music). Lecture.
2013. SoBe Arts – New Music, an Alternate Universe. Lecture.
2013. SoBe Arts – Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Killed Mozart. Lecture.
2011. SoBe Arts – Adapting a Book for the Musical Stage: Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda. Lecture.
2011. SoBe Arts – The work of George Crumb – Master Composers of the 20th Century. Lecture.
2011. SoBe Arts – Beautiful Dreamers, 20th Century American Music. Lecture.
2010. University of Miami - Career Lecture & Demonstration.
2010. SoBe Arts – Music & Shakespeare. Lecture.
2008. SoBe Arts – Charles Ives & Edgar Varese – Master Composers of the 20th Century. Lecture.
2008. SoBe Arts – Olivier Messiaen – Master Composers of the 20th Century. Lecture.
2008. SoBe Arts – Earle Brown & Harry Partch – Master Composers of the 20th Century. Lecture.
2007. SoBe Arts – Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin killed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Lecture.
2002. The New School University – Earle Brown Memorial Lecture
1998. Aaron Copland School of Music, City University of New York - Composition Seminar.
1996. Spoleto Festival/Charles Ives Center for American Music, Composer-in-Residence.
1996. New Jersey Music Educator’s Conference, Guest Lecturer (1996).
1995. Hochschule für Musik. Mannheim. Workshops - composing/directing for music-theater.
1994. Gaudeamus Foundation/the Ijsbreker, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Music Lecture.
1988. University of Miami, Composition Seminar. Lecture. Miami, Florida. Lectured about my own music and career as well as being Composer-in-Residence for a symphony orchestra.
1988. Florida International University, Composition Seminar. Lecture. Miami, Florida. Lectured about my own music and career as well as being Composer-in-Residence for an orchestra.
1986. Eugene O'Neill Opera/Music-Theater Conference, Composer-in-Residence.