Mark Zuckerman


Mark Zuckerman (b. 1948) has written extensively for virtuoso soloists, chamber ensembles, a cappella choir (including an internationally-recognized collection of Yiddish choral arrangements), wind ensemble, and string orchestra. He attended Juilliard and continued at the University of Michigan, Bard College, and Princeton University studying under David Epstein, George B. Wilson, Elie Yarden, Milton Babbitt and J. K. Randall.

His choral music has achieved an international reputation with choruses and at festivals and been performed and recorded by the Gregg Smith Singers, Chicago a cappella, The Goldene Keyt Singers, the New Yiddish Chorale, and The Workman’s Circle Chorus. Notable ensembles such as the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble, the Rutgers University Symphony Band, the Chicago Brass Ensemble, and the Seattle Sinfonia have recorded his instrumental music. Zuckerman earned a PhD from Princeton and has been a member of the music faculties at Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers Universities.

He has taught a wide variety of subjects leading to a number of publications, including a book on listening to jazz drawn from his popular jazz survey course. He is a recipient of an artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts and recently had the first act of his opera, The Outlaw and the King, presented by the Opera Workshop at Rutgers University.

Characterized as "Highly accessible ... listeners are carefully guided through some very enjoyable musical metaphors ... quite moving" (Steve Schwartz, Classical CD Review), Zuckerman continues to compose for both professional and amateur performers ― especially student groups ― and for all kinds of audiences, from modern music aficionados to children.

ACE Publications

73 title(s)
Mark Zuckerman If Ever There Was a Time SATB Chorus
Mark Zuckerman Bonafide Ensemble Trombone Quartet
4 Tenor Trombones
Mark Zuckerman A Dozen Simple Whimsies Piano
Mark Zuckerman Housebound Overture Wind Ensemble
Picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 EH, 2 Bsn, 2Eb Cl, 3 Bb Cl, Bcl, Asax, 2 Tsax, Bar. Sax - 3 Bb Tpt 4 Hn, 2 Tbn, Btbn, Euph, Tba - Pno, 4 Perc
Mark Zuckerman HOMONYMS piano solo
Mark Zuckerman FOCUS vcl
Mark Zuckerman PARAPHRASES for flute alone solo flute
Mark Zuckerman SONATINA Recorder Consort (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Recorders)
Mark Zuckerman Better World SATB chorus and piano
Mark Zuckerman WE SHALL STRIVE FOR PERFECTION choral, SATB a cappella
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (11 horns) 11 French horns
Mark Zuckerman GRANT US PEACE -
Cantor and congregation (liturgical) or soloist(s) and choir (secular)
Mark Zuckerman CLOSE REEDING quintet: oboe, Bb cl, Eb alto sax, Bb bscl, bsn
Mark Zuckerman FANFARE AND VARIATIONS Brass Septet: 2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 2 Tbn, Tba
Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (SATB) SATB a cappella
Mark Zuckerman MARCHE COMIQUE pic, 2fl, 2ob, 3cl, altocl, bscl, cbcl, 2bsn, 2alsx, tsx, bsx, 3 cor, 2 tpt, 2flg, 4hn, 2btn, 3tbn, tba, timp(3), sndrm, bsdrm, cymb
concert band
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (7 horns) 7 French horns
Mark Zuckerman Flute Fetish Flute choir
piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute
Mark Zuckerman FEELING NO PAIN -
Clarinet quartet (Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass)
Mark Zuckerman OFF THE WALL Trio: flute, bass trombone, and 5 wood blocks (or any semi-pitched uniform wood percussion, e.g., temple blocks)
Mark Zuckerman CIVIC CELEBRATION 2/pic222 4331 4 perc. timpani strings
Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (TTBB) a cappella men's chorus (TTBB)
Mark Zuckerman TOUCHING BASS -
cb, pf
Mark Zuckerman BESIDE THE STILL WATERS Concert band
Mark Zuckerman FAIR WINDS -
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn

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