Mark Zuckerman

Biography

Mark Zuckerman (b. 1948) has written extensively for virtuoso soloists, chamber ensembles, a cappella choir (including an internationally-recognized collection of Yiddish choral arrangements), wind ensemble, and string orchestra. He attended Juilliard and continued at the University of Michigan, Bard College, and Princeton University studying under David Epstein, George B. Wilson, Elie Yarden, Milton Babbitt and J. K. Randall.

His choral music has achieved an international reputation with choruses and at festivals and been performed and recorded by the Gregg Smith Singers, Chicago a cappella, The Goldene Keyt Singers, the New Yiddish Chorale, and The Workman’s Circle Chorus. Notable ensembles such as the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble, the Rutgers University Symphony Band, the Chicago Brass Ensemble, and the Seattle Sinfonia have recorded his instrumental music. Zuckerman earned a PhD from Princeton and has been a member of the music faculties at Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers Universities.

He has taught a wide variety of subjects leading to a number of publications, including a book on listening to jazz drawn from his popular jazz survey course. He is a recipient of an artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts and recently had the first act of his opera, The Outlaw and the King, presented by the Opera Workshop at Rutgers University.

Characterized as "Highly accessible ... listeners are carefully guided through some very enjoyable musical metaphors ... quite moving" (Steve Schwartz, Classical CD Review), Zuckerman continues to compose for both professional and amateur performers ― especially student groups ― and for all kinds of audiences, from modern music aficionados to children.

ACE Publications

79 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Mark Zuckerman All In Woodwind Quintet
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Mark Zuckerman Mankind Rises Baritone, Violin, Cello, and Piano
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Mark Zuckerman Impulsive Ornaments Clarinet
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Mark Zuckerman Soliloquy Viola
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Mark Zuckerman Four Hand Fantasia Piano Four Hands
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Mark Zuckerman Organic Ingredients Organ
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Mark Zuckerman If Ever There Was a Time SATB Chorus
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Mark Zuckerman Bonafide Ensemble Trombone Quartet
4 Tenor Trombones
Mark Zuckerman A Dozen Simple Whimsies Piano
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Mark Zuckerman Housebound Overture Wind Ensemble
Picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 EH, 2 Bsn, 2Eb Cl, 3 Bb Cl, Bcl, Asax, 2 Tsax, Bar. Sax - 3 Bb Tpt 4 Hn, 2 Tbn, Btbn, Euph, Tba - Pno, 4 Perc
Mark Zuckerman HOMONYMS piano solo
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Mark Zuckerman FOCUS vcl
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Mark Zuckerman PARAPHRASES for flute alone solo flute
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Mark Zuckerman SONATINA Recorder Consort (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Recorders)
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Mark Zuckerman Better World SATB chorus and piano
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Mark Zuckerman WE SHALL STRIVE FOR PERFECTION choral, SATB a cappella
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Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (11 horns) 11 French horns
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Mark Zuckerman GRANT US PEACE -
Cantor and congregation (liturgical) or soloist(s) and choir (secular)
Mark Zuckerman CLOSE REEDING quintet: oboe, Bb cl, Eb alto sax, Bb bscl, bsn
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Mark Zuckerman FANFARE AND VARIATIONS Brass Septet: 2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 2 Tbn, Tba
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Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (SATB) SATB a cappella
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Mark Zuckerman MARCHE COMIQUE pic, 2fl, 2ob, 3cl, altocl, bscl, cbcl, 2bsn, 2alsx, tsx, bsx, 3 cor, 2 tpt, 2flg, 4hn, 2btn, 3tbn, tba, timp(3), sndrm, bsdrm, cymb
concert band
Mark Zuckerman TIME SHARES (7 horns) 7 French horns
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Mark Zuckerman Flute Fetish Flute choir
piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute
Mark Zuckerman FEELING NO PAIN -
Clarinet quartet (Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass)

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