Noel Zahler


Noel Zahler (b. 1951)  has a Ph.D. in musical arts from Columbia University; a master’s degree from Princeton University; a certificato di perfezionamento from L’Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy; and a bachelor’s degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College.

His awards and prizes include a National Endowment for the Arts Consortium Commission; a Fulbright/Hayes Fellowship to Italy; two McDowell Colony Fellowships; an Aaron Copland Foundation Grant in support of recording; a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artists Grant; and a Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) prize for the sound score to the computer-realized video “Gothic Tempest.” Zahler’s compositions include a wide range of vocal, instrumental, electro-acoustic, interactive and multimedia works. In addition, Zahler is the co-author of three computer software programs, the “Artificially Intelligent Computer Performer,” “Score Follow” and “Music Matrix.”

His writings on music theory and composition, artificial intelligence and music, and computer music have been published in various publications. Zahler was recently elected vice president of the American Composers Alliance.

ACE Publications

10 title(s)
Noel Zahler Concerto for Clarinet, Chamber Orchestra, and Interactive Computer CL SOLO, FL(PICC), OB, ASX, BN, HN, TPT, TBN, PERC(3), PNO, HP, STRINGS
Noel Zahler for violin and piano Violin and Piano
Noel Zahler L'espace entre nous Flute and Guitar
Noel Zahler Le miroir de l'ombre Piano Quartet: violin, viola, violoncello and piano
Noel Zahler reCollections Guitar
Noel Zahler Symphony for Grand Orchestra 1221 41(Eb sop tpt)22 perc-piano-harp-strings
bass drum, bongos, gong, high-low-and med tom toms, suspended cymbals
Noel Zahler Tears Soprano and Piano
Noel Zahler Trio violin, violoncello and piano

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