Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

  • 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.

PhD dissertation

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.


MUSIC PUBLISHERS

  • Associated Music Publishers (G. Schirmer). Published exclusively from 1974 - 1990

  • Intelligent Company Publishers. Published exclusively from 1990 – current


DISCOGRAPHY

  • 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


SELECTED PERFORMANCES

  • 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


SELECTED WRITINGS

  • 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

 

EMPLOYMENT

  • 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.