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PAUL MORAVEC

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

MUSIC

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
ROOM 211

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Teaching Specializations/Interests

Music Composition
Music Theory
Opera/Music Theater
Music History

Catalogue of Compositions:

Orchestra:
BRANDENBURG GATE (2008)
Fl.Cl.Tr.Vn.Strings (18')

NORTHERN LIGHTS ELECTRIC (2008)
Full Orchestra (ca. 10')

CLARINET CONCERTO (2008)
Clarinet.String Orchestra (18')

VIOLIN CONCERTO (2009)
Vn solo + 2.2.2.2-2.2.1-perc.-strings (ca. 18')

MONTSERRAT: CONCERTO FOR CELLO & ORCHESTRA (2001)
Vc solo + 2.2.2.2-2.2.1-perc.-strings (ca. 18')

SEMPRE DIRITTO! (Straight Ahead!) (1991)
2 Ob. 2 Hn. Strings (ca. 14')

SPIRITDANCE (1989)
3.3.3.2-2.2.1-perc.-strings (ca. 10')

STREAMLINE (1988)
2.2.2.2-2.2.1-perc.-strings (ca. 15')

ADELPHONY (1997)
2.2.2.2-2.2.1-perc.-strings (ca. 5')

ANCIENT LIGHTS (1994)
2.2.2.2-2.2.1-perc-strings (ca. 15')

AUBADE (1990)
String Orchestra (ca. 15')



Chamber Ensemble:

THE TIME GALLERY (2000) (ca. 45')
Fl.Cl.Pno.Perc.Vn.Vc.

COOL FIRE (2001) (ca. 22')
Fl.2Vn.Va.Vc.Pno

CHAMBER SYMPHONY (2003) (ca. 20')
Fl.Cl.Hn.Vn.Vc.Pno.Perc.

SCHERZO (2003) (ca. 3')
Vn.Vc.Pno

TEMPEST FANTASY (2002) (ca. 27')
Cl.Vn.Vc.Pno

VINCE & JAN: SNAPSHOT, 1945 (2002)
String Quartet

MUSIC FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (1983)
Fl.Ob.Cl.Hn.Tr.Pno.Vn.Va.Vc.Db. (ca. 5')

OCTOCELLI (2000)
Cello Octet (ca. 10')

NORTHERN LIGHTS ELECTRIC (1994)
Fl.Cl.Pno.2Vn.Va.Vc.DB (ca. 15')

INSCAPE (1996)
Fl.Cl.Vn.Vc.Pno.Perc. (ca. 14')

THE KINGDOM WITHIN (1989)
Fl.Cl.Vn.Vc.Pno.Perc. (ca. 18')

CIRCULAR DREAMS (1991)
Fl.Cl.Vc.Pno. (ca. 18')

QUATTROCELLI (2000)
Cello Quartet (ca. 10')

STRING QUARTET no. 1 (ca. 18')

STRING QUARTET no. 2 (ca. 12')

STRING QUARTET no. 3 (ca. 16')

ATMOSFERA A VILLA AURELIA (2005)
String Quartet (11')

VINCE AND JAN:1945 (2002)
String Quartet

ANNIVERSARY DANCES (2006)
String Quartet (15')

MOOD SWINGS (1998)
Vn.Vc.Pno (ca. 18')

THE OPEN SECRET (1985)
Vn.Vc.Pno (ca. 15')

B.A.S.S. VARIATIONS (1999) (ca. 3')
Vn.Vc.Pno

PASSACAGLIA (2005)
Vn.Vc.Pno (11')

WIND QUINTET (2010) (ca.10')

PIANO QUINTET (2010) (ca. 22')


Music for Brass:
QUINTESSENCE (1998)
Trumpet Quintet (ca. 12')

BRASS QUINTET (1999) (ca. 12')

HAMPSHIRE HARMONY (1993)
3 Tr.2Hn.2Tbn.Tuba (ca. 10')

CORNOPEAN AIRS (ca. 10')
Brass Quintet/Organ



Solo Instrument & Piano:

BLUE FIDDLE (2009)
Vn.Pno (ca. 5')

DOUBLE ACTION (2005)
Vn.Pno (ca. 4')

EVERMORE (2003)
Vn.Pno (3')

SONATA FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (1992)(Ca. 22')

PROTEAN FANTASY (1997)
Vn.Pno

ARIEL FANTASY (2001) (ca. 4')
Violin.Piano

SONGS FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (1983)(ca. 9')

TIMEPIECE (1984)
Violin.Piano (ca. 9')

LYRIC DANCES (1981)
Flute.Piano (Ca. 9')

AUTUMN SONG (2001)
Flute.Piano (ca. 5')

NANCYE'S SONG (2004)
Fl.Pno (ca. 4')


WALK AWAY SLOWLY (1989)
Cello.Piano (ca. 8')

EPITHALAMION (1993)
Trumpet.Piano (ca. 5')

ZU-ZU'S PETALS (2001)
Marimba.Piano (ca. 5')


Piano Solo:

CHARACTERISTICS (1995) (ca. 15')

MUSIC REMEMBERS (1983) (ca. 9)

IMPROMPTUS (1999)(ca. 7')

PIANO TRIPTYCH (1991)(ca. 9')

FELIX IN HOLLYWOOD (1996)
Film Score for Piano Solo (8')

VAI ! ("GO!") (2002) (ca. 4')

I THINK ABOUT YOU (ca. 9')







Solo Voice & Ensemble:

WINGS (1983)
Sop.Fl.Cl.Vc.Pno. (ca. 13')

WHISPERS (1986)
Tenor.1.1.1.-1.1.1.-strings (ca. 14')

SACRED SONGS (1982)
Baritone.Vn.Vc.Vc. (ca. 10')

Dramatic Cantata:
SPIRIT (2002)
Tenor.SATB Chorus.Orchestra

Oratorio:

THE BLIZZARD VOICES (2008)
6 soloists.SATB Chorus.Orchestra (ca. 70')

Opera:

THE LETTER (2009) (ca. 95')

DANSE RUSSE (2011) (ca. 45')

Solo Voice & Piano:

PARABLES (2002)
Sop.Pno (ca. 8')

EVERYONE SANG (2003) (ca. 3')
Baritone, piano

VITA BREVIS (2001)
Tenor.Pno (ca. 10')

NAKED SIMPLICITIES (1997)
Tenor.Pno (ca. 15')

EVENSONG (2006)
Tenor.Piano (ca. 14')

INNOCENT DREAMERS (1985)
Soprano.Piano (12')

EVERYONE SUDDENLY BURST OUT SINGING (1988)
Soprano.Piano (ca. 13')

THE AMERICAN SUBLIME (1981)
Soprano.Piano (ca. 10')

RIDDLE ME A DREAM (2002)
Soprano.Piano (3')

THE ROSE AND THE NIGHTINGALE (2002)
Soprano.Piano (3')

SALUTE (2003)
Sop.piano



Chorus:

SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR (1997)
SATB.Baritone solo.strings.trumpet solo (ca. 20')

PERSONALS (1999)
SATB.Orchestra (ca. 15')

A SPIRIT OF POWER (1996)
SATB.Orchestra (ca. 8')

THE LIVING (1997)
SATB.Organ (ca. 5')

FOUR TRANSCENDENT LOVE SONGS (1986)
SATB Chorus (ca. 11')

THREE ANTHEMS (1983)
SATB Chorus (ca. 10')

PATER NOSTER (1979)
SATB Chorus (ca. 4')

AVE VERUM CORPUS (1979)
SATB Chorus (5')

MISSA MISERERE (1979)
SATB.Orchestra (ca. 20')

i thank you, GOD (1983)
SSAA Chorus (ca. 4')

THANKSGIVING SONG (2001)
SATB Chorus (ca. 4')

SPIRIT (2002) (ca. 18')
Tenor solo, SATB Chorus, Orchestra

NO WORDS (2002)
TTBB Chorus, Piano

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Paul Moravec (2012, October). University Professor, Adelphi U. Bach Festival, Winter Park, FL.

Paul Moravec (2012, October). University Professor, Adelphi U. San Antonio International Piano Competition, San Antonio, TX.

Paul Moravec (2012, October). University Professor, Adelphi U. Copland House, Peekskill, NY.

Paul Moravec (2012, September). University Professor, Adelphi U. New York Philharmonic, New York, NY.


Honors and Accomplishments

1983 Joseph Bearns Prize in Music Composition
Award for Composers under 25: $1,000

1983 Fellowship in Music Composition
Composers' Conference, Wellesley College, MA

1984 Rome Prize Fellowship in Music Composition (Prix de Rome)
American Academy in Rome

1985 Charles Ives Award in Music Composition
American Academy of Arts & Letters ($5,000)

1986-present ASCAP Awards in Music Composition ($1,500 + annually)
Awards by American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

1988 American Music Center: Margaret Jory Fund Grant
For Music copying and reproduction

1990 Meet the Composer Grant

1991 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship in Music Composition
American Academy of Arts & Letters ($10,000)
Citation: Paul Moravec: "A composer of surprising diversity… His music has earned him numerous distinctions and has been enthusiastically commissioned, recorded, and published. Serious and sensual, the music always makes its mark and inspires the listener."

1992 New Hampshire State Council on the Arts: Commission grant
(for Northern Lights Electric)

1993 Alice M. Ditson Fund for Music: recording grant ($4,000)


1994 National Endowment for the Arts
Fellowship in Music Composition ($10,000)

1994 Rockefeller Foundation, Residency in Music Composition
Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy
1-month residency

1994 Camargo Foundation, Composer-in-Residence (14 weeks)
Cassis, France

1997 MacArthur Residency Fellowship: Yaddo Corporation

1998 The Cal Arts/Alpert Arts Award in Music (Nomination)

1999 Mood Swings (piano trio) named by The Washington Post as the best new classical composition of 1999

2000 TIME MAGAZINE: "Back to the Future"
Featured and quoted in essay concerning American new music
March 6, 2000 issue

2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music

2007-9 Institute for Advanced Study, Artist in Residence

2007 Mannes/New School, Composer-in-Residence

2010 American Philosophical Society, elected to membership

2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award

Professional Activities

1980-89: International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)

1983-7: ISCM Secretary of the Board

1982- present: American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), member

1997-present: ASCAP Special Classifications Committee
(permanent member of six)
Responsibilities: monthly review and classification of contemporary musical compositions (mostly in the public domain) for determination of royalty percentages

1999-Present: Panelist (of three) for the ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards
Responsibilities: read and select award-winners of America's most prestigious prize for writing on classical music in books and journals.

1985-present: American Music Center

1989-present: College Music Society, member

1989-present: Saint-Gaudens National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service), Board of Trustees, member
Responsibilities: organization and presentation of world-class chamber music series

1991-present: Music Committee, Century Association (New York City), member
Responsibilities: organization and presentation of world-class chamber music series

1995: Yaddo Corporation
Music Fellowship Selection Committee Member
Responsibilities: review/judging of applications for selection of residency fellowships for the Yaddo Corporation (Artist Colony)

1997-present: American Academy in Rome Society of Fellows,
board member
Responsibilities: Long-range fund-raising for the AAR, the most prestigious American foreign arts academy; fund-raising, organization and presentation of major composer/community education initiative in Chicago/Midwest region (April, 2000).

1997: Connecticut State Council on the Arts
Music Committee Member
Responsibilities: review/judging of music-related proposals for distribution of $3 million budget to organizations throughout the State of Connecticut

1998: New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Music Committee Member
Responsibilities: On-site visits and reviews for musical performances by NJ organizations receiving funding from the NJSCA

1997-present ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Jury, panelist

1997-present ASCAP Special Classifications Committee, panelist

2005 National Endowment for the Arts, Music Panel, panelist

2007 National Endowment for the Arts, Opera Panel, panelist

2009 National Endowment for the Arts, Opera Panel, panelist

2012 National Endowment for the Arts, Opera Panel, panelist

2009-Present: Ditson Fund Board of Directors, member




U.S. RESIDENCIES IN MUSIC COMPOSITION
2004 Emory University, Composer-in-Residence
2003 Grand Canyon Music Festival, AZ: featured composer
2003 MacDowell Colony, NH: Fully funded two-month residency
2002 Yaddo Coroporation, NY: Fully funded one-month residency
2001 MacDowell Colony, NH: Fully funded two-month residency
2000 Yaddo Corporation, NY: Fully funded one-month creative residency
1999 MacDowell Colony, NH: Fully funded two-month residency
1998 MacDowell Colony, NH: Fully funded two-month residency
1997 MacArthur Residency Fellowship: Yaddo Corporation
Fully funded two-month residency
1994 Composer-in-residence: Composers' Forum of the East
@ Bennington College, VT
1989 Yaddo Corporation, NY: Fully funded two-month residency
1987 MacDowell Colony, NH: Fully funded 6-week residency
1986 Yaddo Corporation, NY: Fully funded two-month residency
1986 Millay Artists' Colony, NY: fully funded 1-month residency





Guest of Honor/Featured Composer
Highscore New Music Festival
Pavia, Italy
July, 2010

Composer-in-Residence
Composer's Conference of the East
Bennington, VT
August, 2010

Featured Guest Composer
Sarasota Symphony, Fl
September, 2010

Festured Guest Composer
Biennial Festival of New Music
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fl
January, 2011