The American Composers Alliance
PO Box 1108
New York, NY 10040
**Please send all mail/return all ACA rental scores to the above address**
Tel: (212) 568-0036
General Email: [email protected] composers.com
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Gina Genova, Executive Director and General Manager
Eleanor Francis, Business Affairs Associate
Vincent J. Novara, Curator Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland
Board of Governors 2016-17 (alphabetical)
Ross Bauer, composer, founder and former director of Empyrean Ensemble, a professional new music ensemble in residence at the University of California. Taught at Brandeis and Stanford Universities, and has been a professor of theory and composition at UC Davis since 1988.
Robert Carl - Composition Department Chair at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford; Writer Fanfare Magazine; Former Co-Director of the Extension Works New Music Ensemble in Boston; Performer, keyboards and shakuhachi.
Fred Cohen earned composition degrees from UCSC (undergraduate) and Cornell University (graduate). He is the Director of the School of Music and Dance at San José State University.
David Froom, composer, has taught at the University of Utah, the Peabody Conservatory, and, since 1989, St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he is professor and chair of the music department. He has been honored by, among many others, the Guggenheim, Fromm, Koussevitzky foundations and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Robert Gibson, composer whose works have been performed throughout the United States and in Europe, China and South America by noted performers and ensembles. Mr. Gibson is Professor and Director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Barbara Jazwinski is the Virginia Beer Professor of Music and head of the composition and theory program at the Newcomb Music Department at Tulane University in New Orleans.
David Liptak, (President) composer, is Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he has taught since 1986. Previously, he served on the composition and theory faculties of the University of Illinois and Michigan State University.
Ray Luedeke has had a varied musical career - four years in the USAF band in Wash., DC,10 years as a professor at universities in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri, and 29 years as Associate Principal Clarinet with the Toronto Symphony. In 2010 he returned to his native New York City to promote his musical theater company, Voice Afire Pocket Opera-Cabaret.
Jody Rockmaker, composer and educator has taught at Stanford University, and the San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory School, Arizona State University where he is currently an Associate Professor.
Brian Schober studied at the Eastman School of Music where his teachers included Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner in composition and Sue Seid and Russell Saunders in organ. He furthered his studies in Paris, studying composition with Olivier Messiaen and Betsy Jolas at the Paris Conservatory of Music while studying organ privately with Jean Guillou and André Isoir. Schober’s music spans all instrumental and vocal media and has been performed by the Gregg Smith Singers, The New York Treble Singers, Voces Novae et Antiquae, the Kitos Singers, neXus Arts, Palisades Virtuosi, and more.
Beth Wiemann (Secretary)- Composer, clarinetist, studied at Oberlin and Princeton. Professor of Composition, University of Maine.
Noel Zahler (Treasurer) is a composer, whose compositions have been performed and recorded throughout the US, Europe, Russia and Asia by major professional ensembles and virtuoso performers. He has served as the Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at LIU Post; Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music; Director of the University of Minnesota School of Music; and Chair of the department of music at Connecticut College. His research is in computer assisted live performance.
Gerry Fifer, Law Office of Gerry A. Fifer; Ms. Fifer is an attorney specializing in intellectual property, information technology, and privacy law. She grew up in a musical family, and was classically trained in piano.
The ACA Board of Governors is elected by a vote of the entire membership to serve 4-year terms of service. Committees consisting of Board members, advisers, and ACA members are appointed at the discretion of the Board officers.
The Board of Governors meets twice per year--Friday afternoons in May and October, with additional teleconferencing by the Board's various committees.
Concerts: Barbara Jazwinski, Noel Zahler, David Liptak
Publishing: Jody Rockmaker, David Liptak, Robert Carl, Ross Bauer
Custodial Plan-SCPA Relations Committee: David Froom, Jody Rockmaker, Robert Gibson, Vin Novara
Social Media - Ray Luedeke, Chris Auerbach-Brown
Professional Standards: Jody Rockmaker, Beth Wiemann, Brian Schober