Lloyd Ultan

Biography

Lloyd Ultan (1929 - 1998) was an American composer of contemporary classical music.

Ultan received a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree from Columbia University, and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. In 1971, he founded, and, from 1971 to 1974, served as Director of the Composer's Residency Program at Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia.

Ultan served as chairman of the Department of Music at American University in Washington, D.C. for 13 years, and spent a year as Visiting Professor of Composition and Theory at the Royal College of Music in London. He has also lectured at Cambridge University and been a visiting composer on numerous college and university campuses in the United States.

He was a professor and chairman (and later emeritus professor and chairman) of composition, music theory, and electronic and computer music at the School of Music University of Minnesota, and also served as the Director of the Electronic/Computer Music Studio. He was responsible for founding the School of Music and served as its director from 1975 to 1986.

He composed over 60 works for a wide variety of genres including electronic music, solo and chamber works, and compositions for voice. His works have been performed and broadcast throughout the world, including in China and Taiwan. His works have been performed by the Tokyo String Quartet, the Pro Arte String Quartet, the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, William Blount, Alexander Braginsky, Young Nam Kim, Tanya Remenikova, and Thomas Murray. He has written numerous articles and a book, Music Theory: Compositional Problems and Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (with an accompanying workbook/anthology).

Ultan's notable students include Edie Hill and Scott L. Miller.

Among his numerous fellowships, grants, and awards were a Rockefeller Foundation Residency Fellowship and three residencies at the MacDowell Colony, with a Norlin/MacDowell Outstanding Composer of the Year Award for 1982.

The 160-seat Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota's School of Music (Donald N. Ferguson Hall) is named for him.

ACE Publications

48 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Lloyd Ultan DWELL IN LOVERS' EYES -
msop, pf
Lloyd Ultan LOVE'S NOT TIME'S FOOL sop,vln,vla
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Lloyd Ultan VOICES OF THE RIVER sop,fl,cl,bsn,vln,vla,vcl
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Lloyd Ultan SUITE FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO vcl
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Lloyd Ultan IRREVERENCES tpt,tbn
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Lloyd Ultan CONCERTO FOR CELLO & ORCHESTRA vcl & orch: 2-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,2 perc,hp,str
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Lloyd Ultan WEDDING SONG -
sop(or ten) solo
Lloyd Ultan REFLECTIONS ON A TRADITION -
orch: 2-2-2-2, 2-0-0-0, strings
Lloyd Ultan FANFARE:TO A NEW ERA -
midi grand piano
Lloyd Ultan INTROSPECTIONS & ALLEGORIES -
cl,synth
Lloyd Ultan CEREAL MUSIC -
Any 6 or more players with misc perc & 4voices
Lloyd Ultan DIGITAL DUO ob,bsn
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Lloyd Ultan DIGITAL DUO cl,bsn
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Lloyd Ultan I WILL GIVE YOU SHEPHERDS -
Tenor ,org (or pf)
Lloyd Ultan STRING TRIO vln,vla,vcl
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Lloyd Ultan PITCHIPOI (THE CHILDREN OF DRANCY) msop,bbar,child,vla & orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-0-0,timp/bdr,pf,str
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Lloyd Ultan GREGORIAN SUITE gtr
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Lloyd Ultan MONADNOCK MOODS cl
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Lloyd Ultan THREE PRELUDES -
pf
Lloyd Ultan DIALOGUES 3 vln, vla
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Lloyd Ultan DIALOGUES 2 -
vla,vcl
Lloyd Ultan STRING QUARTET NO.2 -
str qrt
Lloyd Ultan CONCERTO for Organ and Chamber Orchestra -
organ, cham orch:hn,2tpt,2tbn,timp,str
Lloyd Ultan CONCERTO for Violin and Orchestra vln & orch:3-2-ehn-2-bcl-2-cbsn, 4-3-3-1,timp,cel/pf,hp,str
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Lloyd Ultan WANAKI WIN orch: 3-2-2-bcl-2; 4-3-3-1; pf, timp, perc, str
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