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

84 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Mark Zuckerman Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra
1111-1000-strings
Mark Zuckerman In a Pickle Piccolo Solo
Mark Zuckerman Soliloquy (for Cello) Solo Cello
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 Imagined Memories Piano Quartet
Mark Zuckerman All In Woodwind Quintet
Mark Zuckerman Mankind Rises Baritone, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Mark Zuckerman Impulsive Ornaments Clarinet
Mark Zuckerman Soliloquy (for Viola) Viola
Mark Zuckerman Four Hand Fantasia Piano Four Hands
Mark Zuckerman Organic Ingredients Organ
Mark Zuckerman If Ever There Was a Time SATB Chorus
Mark Zuckerman Dozen Simple Whimsies Piano
Mark Zuckerman Bonafide Ensemble Trombone Quartet
4 Tenor Trombones
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 SONATINA Recorder Consort (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Recorders)
Mark Zuckerman HOMONYMS piano solo
Mark Zuckerman FOCUS vcl
Mark Zuckerman PARAPHRASES for flute alone solo flute
Mark Zuckerman Better World SATB chorus and piano
Mark Zuckerman WE SHALL STRIVE FOR PERFECTION choral, SATB a cappella
Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (SATB) SATB a cappella
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (11 horns) 11 French horns
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

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