Michael Slayton

Biography

Michael Slayton is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition and Chair of the Composition/Theory Department at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a student of Michael Horvit, Jerome Reed, David Ashley White. He is a member of the American Composers Alliance, the College Music Society, the Society of Composers, Inc., the South Central Society for Music Theory, and BMI.

Accomplishments:

Performances in Chemnitz, Zeitz, Leipzig, Droyssig, and Weimar, Germany; the Conservatoire royale de Bruxelles, Belgium; the Operafestival Kristiansund, Kristiansund, Norway; the Festival Internacional de Piano in Aviero, Portugal; the Festival International Albert Roussel in Marquette-lez-Lille, France; Tours, France; Johannesburg and Potchefstroom, South Africa; Royal Academy of Music, London; and New York, NY. Papers/lectures delivered at the Society of Composer's National Conference, Greensboro, NC; Hopewell Valley School-Performing and Visual Arts Division, Princeton, NJ; le Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, Belgium. Publications in The International Alliance for Women in Music Journal. Author/editor of Women of Influence in Contemporary Music (Scarecrow Press, 2010).

ACE Publications

29 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Michael Slayton Twinkle Six Violins
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Michael Slayton UNTITLED ["Rothko Set"] Piano
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Michael Slayton softeR.Mutt.erings (for Flute, Viola, and Bassoon) Flute, Viola, and Bassoon
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Michael Slayton Nothing Extinguished or Forgotten Violin
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Michael Slayton softeR.Mutt.erings (for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass) Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
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Michael Slayton THREE SETTINGS OF EZRA POUND double mixed choir SSAATTBB
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Michael Slayton Again, the Sea Soprano and Orchestra
2(2+picc)22(2+bcl)2 - 2220 - timp, perc, 2 hp, pno - soprano solo - strings
Michael Slayton SAUDADE Solo Clarinet
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Michael Slayton Kleemation Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello
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Michael Slayton Mirórs -
fl, cl, vln
Michael Slayton MEDITATION AND REFLECTIONS -
viola
Michael Slayton DREAMERS' MEADOWS piano quartet (vln, vla, vcl, pf)
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Michael Slayton Passing Through 5-octave Marimba (three players)
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Michael Slayton FIFTH PRELUDE FOR ORCHESTRA Picc, Fl(2), Ob(2), BbCl(2), Bn(2), CtBsn, FHn(2), Tpt(2), Tr(2), BsTr, Timp, Str
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Michael Slayton Sursum String Quartet
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Michael Slayton HIDEOUS VEIL -
for percussion ensemble (6), prepared piano, and actor
Michael Slayton SONATE ‘DROYSSIG’ -
pf
Michael Slayton NIGHT AND VISAGE (NUIT ET APPARITION) -
vln, cello, perc(2), pno
Michael Slayton LE SOIR TOMBE -
soprano, piano four-hand
Michael Slayton Sechs Miniaturen für das Meer guitar, piano
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Michael Slayton THROUGH STONE DOOR -
pno, vln, cello
Michael Slayton ZWEI GEDICHTE, fur Oboe, Violoncello, und Klavier -
oboe, vla, vc
Michael Slayton FANTASY AND FUGUE, for two pianos and percussion instruments: hommage a Bartok -
pno (2), perc (2)
Michael Slayton ELEGY-NOCTURNE for violin and piano -
vln, pno
Michael Slayton GARDEN WHERE ALL LOVE ENDS -
guitar duo

Additional Works