Michael Slayton

Biography

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.

Accomplishments:

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
  • multiple keyboards
  • percussion featured
  • solo keyboard
  • strings featured
  • ACE Publications

    8 title(s)
    Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
    Michael Slayton FANTASY AND FUGUE, for two pianos and percussion instruments: hommage a Bartok pno (2), perc (2)
    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 Passing Through 5-octave Marimba (three players)
    Michael Slayton SONATE - DROYSSIG pf
    Michael Slayton Twinkle Six Violins
    Michael Slayton UNTITLED ["Rothko Set"] Piano

    Additional Works