Jody Rockmaker

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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

1 AFTER THE DAZZLE OF DAY (1996)
mezS, cl, hn, pf

2 AND IN MY GARDEN (2016)
Sop, fl, cl, vib, vln, vcl, pf

3 BIG CATS (2016)
electric guitar, cello, horn, trombone

4 CHARACTER PIECES FOR VIOLA AND PIANO (2016)
viola, piano

5 CHATTERBOXES for Wind Ensemble (2002)
wind ens: 3/pic-2-eh-2-bcl-1-cbsn; 4-3-2-btbn-1; timp, 2perc
3 flute (III double on piccolo), 2 ob, E hrn, 2 cl, bs cl, 2 bsn, cnt bsn, 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, bs tbn, tba, timp, 2 perc.

6 CHILD'S PLAY for string quartet (2006)
str 4tet: 2-1-1
2 violins, viola, violoncello

7 A Child's Question (1999)
SATB

8 DER HEYSER BULGER for Klezmer Band (2004)
Klezmer band: fl, cl, tpt, bar, tbn, tba, perc, pf, gtr, mand, 2vln

9 THE EGRET IN THE LIVING ROOM (2007)
fl, cl, vln, vlc

10 EQUAL PARTNERS (2009)
vl, pno

11 EXPLOSION OF THE SENSES (2016)
saxophone ensemble SATB 3-3-3-3

12 Eyes of an Abinhaya Dancer, The
fl, cl, vln, vcl

13 Flutesongs (2017)
Soprano, flute

14 FOUR SQUARE (2007)

16 GIZMO (2009)
perc

17 GOIN' LIKE GANGBUSTERS (2010)
vcl, pf

18 HEROIC QUEST (2016)
2 tpt (Bb), horn, tbn, tba

19 Interchangeable Parts (1993)
2.2.2.2 2.4.3.1 TIMPANI, 2 PERCUSSION, STRINGS

20 Kokopelli Dreams (1999)
FLUTE, OBOE, Bb-CLARINET, HORN, BASSOON

21 LIFE IS FINE (2008)
TTBB men’s chorus a cappella

24 Mood Swing (1994)
gtr

25 Multiplicities
solo cl

26 MURMURATIONS (2016)
4 or more clarinets

27 PASSION STRINGS (1996)
vla, vc

28 Quarter for Twelve (1991)
fl,ob,cl,bs.cl,bsn,hn,perc,2vln,vla,vcl,cb

29 ROTHKO LANDSCAPES (2000)
2cl in Bb, 2cl in A

30 Shifty Business (1996)
BASS CLARINET, MARIMBA

32 THE SONG OF SONGS (2004)
S, T, cham orch: fl, cl, vln, vc, 2perc

33 The Sounds of Hooma (2009)
orchestral bells, flute, violin, bass drum, bass clarinet

34 South Mountain Sunset (1997)
viola and piano

35 SPACE(S) (2008)
cl, vln, vla

36 SPRING FEVER (1998)
cl, pf

37 THREE BAGATELLES (1999)
pf

38 TieCO (1995)
4perc

39 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (1994)
FLUTE, CLARINET, VIOLIN, 'CELLO, PIANO, PERCUSSION

40 WHERE THE LATE SWEET BIRDS SANG (2009)
fl, cl, vln, vc, perc, pf

41 WHIRLIGIGS for saxophone quartet (2003)
sax 4tet: satbar

42 THE WIDE NIGHT SKY for organ (2001)
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organ

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