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 WE SHALL STRIVE FOR PERFECTION choral, SATB a cappella
Mark Zuckerman TWO SHORT DUETS
cl in Bb, vcl
Mark Zuckerman TWO EMILY DICKINSON SETTINGS
fl, cl, bass trb, perc (vib, triangle), spoken text
Mark Zuckerman TWO BROWNING SETTINGS
SATB
Mark Zuckerman TWILIGHT SONGS
sop, fl
Mark Zuckerman TWILIGHT REVERIE
pf
Mark Zuckerman TRIARCHY
vln, C tpt, perc (triangle, sus. cymbal, vib, temple blocks, tom toms)- one or two players
Mark Zuckerman TOUCHING BASS
cb, pf
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES - for 7 trumpets
7 trumpets (3 solo trumpets + 1 trumpet quartet)
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (7 horns) 7 French horns
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (11 trumpets) 11 trumpets (3 solo trumpets + 2 trumpet quartets)
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (11 horns) 11 French horns
Mark Zuckerman TART STYLINGS
Solo Eflat alto sax or bs cl
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 SUSQUEHANNA SUNSET 2112/2121/3 per./ str
Mark Zuckerman Suite! concert band
Fl 1&2, Ob 1&2, Bsn1 & 2, Cl 1, 2 & 3, BsCl, altosx 1 & 2, TenSx, BarSx, Tpt 1, 2 & 3, Hn 1 & 2 Tbn 1, 2 & 3 Euph (or Bb Baritone), Tuba, Timp(4) Perc: Triangle/Cymbals (can be 1 player), Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Mark Zuckerman STRING QUARTET
2 vln, vla, vcl
Mark Zuckerman STELLAR METTLE
Brass Quintet (2 Bb Tpts, hn, tbn, btbn/tba)
Mark Zuckerman SONATINA Recorder Consort (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Recorders)
Mark Zuckerman Soliloquy (for Viola) Viola
Mark Zuckerman Soliloquy (for Cello) Solo Cello
Mark Zuckerman Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra
1111-1000-strings
Mark Zuckerman Shtiler, shtiler (Hush)
SATB
Mark Zuckerman SHIR KINAH: ELEGY FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM
Str. Orch
Mark Zuckerman SHALOM RAV
Cantor and SATB

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