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

46 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, piano
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Jody Rockmaker Flutesongs Soprano, flute
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Jody Rockmaker CHARACTER PIECES FOR VIOLA AND PIANO viola, piano
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Jody Rockmaker MURMURATIONS 4 or more clarinets
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Jody Rockmaker EXPLOSION OF THE SENSES saxophone ensemble SATB 3-3-3-3
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Jody Rockmaker HEROIC QUEST 2 tpt (Bb), horn, tbn, tba
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Jody Rockmaker BIG CATS electric guitar, cello, horn, trombone
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Jody Rockmaker AND IN MY GARDEN Sop, fl, cl, vib, vln, vcl, pf
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Jody Rockmaker GOIN' LIKE GANGBUSTERS vcl, pf
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Jody Rockmaker EQUAL PARTNERS -
vl, pno
Jody Rockmaker WHERE THE LATE SWEET BIRDS SANG -
fl, cl, vln, vc, perc, pf
Jody Rockmaker MARSYAS -
oboe, harp
Jody Rockmaker GIZMO Percussion Solo
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Jody Rockmaker Sounds of Hooma -
orchestral bells, flute, violin, bass drum, bass clarinet
Jody Rockmaker SPACE(S) -
cl, vln, vla
Jody Rockmaker LIFE IS FINE -
TTBB men’s chorus a cappella
Jody Rockmaker FOUR SQUARE -
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Jody Rockmaker EGRET IN LIVING ROOM -
fl, cl, vln, vlc
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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Jody Rockmaker DER HEYSER BULGER for Klezmer Band -
Klezmer band: fl, cl, tpt, bar, tbn, tba, perc, pf, gtr, mand, 2vln
Jody Rockmaker SONG OF SONGS -
S, T, cham orch: fl, cl, vln, vc, 2perc

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