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

97 title(s)
Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (SATB) SATB a cappella
Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (TTBB) a cappella men's chorus (TTBB)
Mark Zuckerman Four Hand Fantasia Piano Four Hands
Mark Zuckerman Four Miniatures Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone
Saxophone Quartet
Mark Zuckerman Gebet (Prayer)
Mark Zuckerman GRANT US PEACE
Cantor and congregation (liturgical) or soloist(s) and choir (secular)
Mark Zuckerman Hoboken Vignettes pic, 2fl, 2ob, Eh, 3 cl, Ebcl, Ebaltcl, bscl, 2bsn, 2 altsx, tensx, barsx, 3cor, 2tpt, 4hn, 2tbn, bstbn, euph, tba, xyl/glock, chimes, 3timp, tri, cymb, sndrm, bsdrm
Mark Zuckerman HOMONYMS piano solo
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 If Ever There Was a Time SATB Chorus
Mark Zuckerman Imagined Memories Piano Quartet
Mark Zuckerman Impulsive Ornaments Clarinet
Mark Zuckerman In a Pickle Piccolo Solo
Mark Zuckerman INTRODUCTION AND FUGUE for string orchestra
Str. Orch
Mark Zuckerman JERSEY SURE sax quartet
ssax, asax, tsax, bar. sax
Mark Zuckerman KEEPSAKE flute or saxophone alone
Mark Zuckerman Kol Dodi (Voice of My Beloved)
Mark Zuckerman Laughing Song
Mark Zuckerman Let Me Go Double Chorus
Mark Zuckerman Mankind Rises Baritone, Violin, Cello, and Piano
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 MENAGERÍE
fl, sop, pf
Mark Zuckerman Mir zaynen do tsu zingen! (We’re Here to Sing!) SATB a cappella

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