Theory, Composition. Head, Suzuki music theory program. B.A., music, dance, fine arts interdisciplinary, University of California-Irvine; M.M., D.M.A., composition, The Cleveland Institute of Music. Principal teachers include Donald Erb, composition; Theodore Johnson and Gary Bovyer, clarinet. Summer studies with composer George Tsontakis and participation in the Aspen Music Festival Center for Advanced Compositional Studies with Bernard Rands. Commissions from The Cleveland Orchestra, Canton and Akron Symphonies, Cleveland Composer's Guild, Church of the Covenant, and flutist Sutton Cecil. Works performed by The Cleveland Orchestra, Akron, Canton and Grand Rapids Symphonies, Myriad, Ellis String Quartet, Alpine Duo, Todd Wilson, and Epicyle New Music Ensemble. Several works broadcast over WCLV. Choral anthem, "My Peace," recorded on the Church of the Covenant's "American Music" CD. Member of ASCAP, Cleveland Composer's Guild and Phi Kappa Lambda. Appointed to CIM faculty, 1989.
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October 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
Marla Berg, soprano, guest artist
Tanya Ell, cello, guest artist
Robert Woolfrey, clarinet, guest artist
Jason Smith, trombone
Linda Jones, piano
Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith, piano
New Music Series Symposium
November 1, 2014, 1:30 pm
James Mobberley, guest composer
Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert
November 2, 2014, 3:00 pm
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I
Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Symphonic Winds
Melissa Lichtler, conductor
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Concert Winds
Daniel Crain, conductor