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

86 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Mark Zuckerman Accrual Basses Four Double Basses
Mark Zuckerman All In Woodwind Quintet
Mark Zuckerman Ani L'Dodi V'Alay t'shukato (I am my Beloved's, and his desire is towards me)
SATB
Mark Zuckerman ASCENSUS DETRAHENDUS
pf
Mark Zuckerman ASSUNPINK TWILIGHT
picc, 2 fl, 2 cl, bcl, asax, tsax, tp, hn, tb, perc
Mark Zuckerman BESIDE THE STILL WATERS Concert band
Mark Zuckerman Better World SATB chorus and piano
Mark Zuckerman Bonafide Ensemble Trombone Quartet
4 Tenor Trombones
Mark Zuckerman CIVIC CELEBRATION 2/pic222 4331 4 perc. timpani strings
Mark Zuckerman CLOSE REEDING quintet: oboe, Bb cl, Eb alto sax, Bb bscl, bsn
Mark Zuckerman COMING IN THIRDS
Pf
Mark Zuckerman CRUZIN'
asax and str orch
Mark Zuckerman Doyres fun der tsukunft (Future Generations)
SATB
Mark Zuckerman Dozen Simple Whimsies Piano
Mark Zuckerman EPISODES
organ
Mark Zuckerman ETUDE WITH A 'TUDE
pf
Mark Zuckerman FAIR WINDS Woodwind Quintet
Mark Zuckerman FANFARE AND VARIATIONS Brass Septet: 2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 2 Tbn, Tba
Mark Zuckerman FANFARE FOR AN UNCOMMON TIME
2 tp, 4 hn, tbn, btbn or tba, bass drum
Mark Zuckerman FEELING NO PAIN
Clarinet quartet (Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass)
Mark Zuckerman Flute Fetish Flute choir
piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute
Mark Zuckerman FOCUS vcl
Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (SATB) SATB a cappella
Mark Zuckerman Four Freedoms (TTBB) a cappella men's chorus (TTBB)
Mark Zuckerman Four Hand Fantasia Piano Four Hands

Additional Works