Mark Zuckerman

Biography

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

    14 title(s)
    Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
    Mark Zuckerman All In Woodwind Quintet
    Mark Zuckerman Excursions Orchestra
    2(2=picc)2(2=EH)2(2=bcl)2(2=cbsn) - 4231 - timp, 3 perc - strings
    Mark Zuckerman Four Hand Fantasia Piano Four Hands
    Mark Zuckerman Imagined Memories Piano Quartet
    Mark Zuckerman Impulsive Ornaments Clarinet
    Mark Zuckerman In a Pickle Piccolo Solo
    Mark Zuckerman Mankind Rises Baritone, Violin, Cello, and Piano
    Mark Zuckerman Organic Ingredients Organ
    Mark Zuckerman REUNION
    2fl
    Mark Zuckerman Short Suite for Strings String orchestra
    Mark Zuckerman Soliloquy (for Cello) Solo Cello
    Mark Zuckerman Soliloquy (for Viola) Viola
    Mark Zuckerman Symphony Wind Ensemble
    Piccolo, Flute 1&2, Oboe 1&2, English Horn, Bassoon 1&2, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet 1-3, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Bb Trumpet 1-3, F Horn 1-4, Trombone 1&2, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani (4), G
    Mark Zuckerman TWO SHORT DUETS
    cl in Bb, vcl

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