Michael Slayton


Michael Slayton is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition and Chair of the Composition/Theory Department at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a student of Michael Horvit, Jerome Reed, David Ashley White. He is a member of the American Composers Alliance, the College Music Society, the Society of Composers, Inc., the South Central Society for Music Theory, and BMI.


Performances in Chemnitz, Zeitz, Leipzig, Droyssig, and Weimar, Germany; the Conservatoire royale de Bruxelles, Belgium; the Operafestival Kristiansund, Kristiansund, Norway; the Festival Internacional de Piano in Aviero, Portugal; the Festival International Albert Roussel in Marquette-lez-Lille, France; Tours, France; Johannesburg and Potchefstroom, South Africa; Royal Academy of Music, London; and New York, NY. Papers/lectures delivered at the Society of Composer's National Conference, Greensboro, NC; Hopewell Valley School-Performing and Visual Arts Division, Princeton, NJ; le Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, Belgium. Publications in The International Alliance for Women in Music Journal. Author/editor of Women of Influence in Contemporary Music (Scarecrow Press, 2010).

ACE Publications

30 title(s)
Michael Slayton Again, the Sea Soprano and Orchestra
2(2+picc)22(2+bcl)2 - 2220 - timp, perc, 2 hp, pno - soprano solo - strings
Michael Slayton BALLADE for violin and piano vln, pno
Michael Slayton DREAMERS' MEADOWS piano quartet (vln, vla, vcl, pf)
Michael Slayton ELEGY-NOCTURNE for violin and piano vln, pno
Michael Slayton FANTASY AND FUGUE, for two pianos and percussion instruments: hommage a Bartok pno (2), perc (2)
Michael Slayton FIFTH PRELUDE FOR ORCHESTRA Picc, Fl(2), Ob(2), BbCl(2), Bn(2), CtBsn, FHn(2), Tpt(2), Tr(2), BsTr, Timp, Str
Michael Slayton GARDEN WHERE ALL LOVE ENDS guitar duo
Michael Slayton HIDEOUS VEIL for percussion ensemble (6), prepared piano, and actor
Michael Slayton IDEA OF LATE IN YEAR Mezzo-Soprano, Mixed Chorus, and Orchestra
Michael Slayton Kleemation Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello
Michael Slayton LE SOIR TOMBE soprano, piano four-hand
Michael Slayton LULLABY SATB choir, piano
Michael Slayton Mirórs fl, cl, vln
Michael Slayton NIGHT AND VISAGE (NUIT ET APPARITION) vln, cello, perc (2), pno
Michael Slayton Nothing Extinguished or Forgotten Violin
Michael Slayton On the Battery of Angels String Quartet
Michael Slayton Passing Through 5-octave Marimba (three players)
Michael Slayton SAUDADE Solo Clarinet
Michael Slayton Sechs Miniaturen das Meer guitar, piano
Michael Slayton softeR.Mutt.erings (for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass) Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
Michael Slayton softeR.Mutt.erings (for Flute, Viola, and Bassoon) Flute, Viola, and Bassoon
Michael Slayton SONATE - DROYSSIG pf
vln, pno
Michael Slayton Sursum String Quartet

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