Jody Rockmaker

Biography

"Rockmaker's writing is both traditionally disciplined and unexpectedly inventive..."   -New Music Connoisseur

Jody Rockmaker (born 1961, New York City) received his Ph.D. in Composition from Princeton University. He has studied at the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. His principal teachers have been Erich Urbanner, Edward T. Cone, Milton Babbitt, Claudio Spies, Malcolm Peyton and Miriam Gideon.

Dr. Rockmaker is the recipient of numerous awards including a Barlow Endowment Commission, Fulbright Grant, two BMI Awards for Young Composers, an ASCAP Grant, the George Whitefield Chadwick Medal from New England Conservatory, and a National Orchestral Association Orchestral Reading Fellowship. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Villa Montalvo, and has been a Composition Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. He taught at Stanford University and is currently an Associate Professor at Arizona State University School of Music.

ACE Publications

48 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Jody Rockmaker Let America Be America Again Baritone and Piano
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Jody Rockmaker Gestures At least 4 players
Indeterminate instrumentation
Jody Rockmaker Klezmer-clysmic Alto Sax OR Clarinet, Cello, and Piano
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Jody Rockmaker Flutesongs Soprano and Flute
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Jody Rockmaker AND IN MY GARDEN Sop, fl, cl, vib, vln, vcl, pf
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Jody Rockmaker EXPLOSION OF THE SENSES saxophone ensemble SATB 3-3-3-3
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Jody Rockmaker CHARACTER PIECES FOR VIOLA AND PIANO Viola and Piano
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Jody Rockmaker BIG CATS Electric Guitar, Cello, Horn, and Trombone
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Jody Rockmaker MURMURATIONS 4 or More Clarinets
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Jody Rockmaker HEROIC QUEST Brass Quintet
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Jody Rockmaker Half and Half Demi-Clarinet in A
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Jody Rockmaker GOIN' LIKE GANGBUSTERS Cello and Piano
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Jody Rockmaker EQUAL PARTNERS -
vl, pno
Jody Rockmaker GIZMO Percussion Solo
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Jody Rockmaker Sounds of Hooma -
orchestral bells, flute, violin, bass drum, bass clarinet
Jody Rockmaker MARSYAS -
oboe, harp
Jody Rockmaker SPACE(S) -
cl, vln, vla
Jody Rockmaker Bottom Dog Two Bass Clarinets and Contrabass Clarinet
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Jody Rockmaker LIFE IS FINE -
TTBB men’s chorus a cappella
Jody Rockmaker EGRET IN LIVING ROOM -
fl, cl, vln, vlc
Jody Rockmaker FOUR SQUARE piano 4 hands
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Jody Rockmaker CHILD'S PLAY for string quartet str 4tet: 2-1-1
2 violins, viola, violoncello
Jody Rockmaker Shlof, Meyn Kind SATB
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Jody Rockmaker Yiddish Choruses SATB Chorus
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Additional Works