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
  • solo audio or video fixed media
  • solo inst+keyboard
  • solo instrumental (non-keyboard)
  • string quartet (alone or + inst or voc)
  • strings featured
  • multiples of the same instrument(s)
  • ACE Publications

    12 title(s)
    Michael Slayton BALLADE for violin and piano vln, pno
    Michael Slayton ELEGY-NOCTURNE for violin and piano vln, pno
    Michael Slayton LE SOIR TOMBE soprano, piano four-hand
    Michael Slayton MEDITATION AND REFLECTIONS viola
    Michael Slayton Nothing Extinguished or Forgotten Violin
    Michael Slayton Passing Through 5-octave Marimba (three players)
    Michael Slayton SAUDADE Solo Clarinet
    Michael Slayton Sechs Miniaturen das Meer guitar, piano
    vln, pno
    Michael Slayton Sursum String Quartet
    Michael Slayton THREE SETTINGS OF EZRA POUND Mixed Chorus and String Quartet
    Michael Slayton Twinkle Six Violins

    Additional Works