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).

  • 4-hands keyboard
  • duo inst or voices
  • instrumental quintet
  • solo inst+keyboard
  • solo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments
  • ACE Publications

    8 title(s)
    Michael Slayton BALLADE for violin and piano vln, pno
    Michael Slayton ELEGY-NOCTURNE for violin and piano vln, pno
    Michael Slayton GARDEN WHERE ALL LOVE ENDS guitar duo
    Michael Slayton HIDEOUS VEIL for percussion ensemble (6), prepared piano, and actor
    Michael Slayton LE SOIR TOMBE soprano, piano four-hand
    Michael Slayton NIGHT AND VISAGE (NUIT ET APPARITION) vln, cello, perc (2), pno
    Michael Slayton Sechs Miniaturen das Meer guitar, piano
    vln, pno

    Additional Works