Jody Rockmaker


"Rockmaker's writing is both traditionally disciplined and unexpectedly inventive..."   -New Music Connoisseur

Jody Rockmaker (born 1961, New York City) received his Ph.D. in Composition from Princeton University. He has studied at the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. His principal teachers have been Erich Urbanner, Edward T. Cone, Milton Babbitt, Claudio Spies, Malcolm Peyton and Miriam Gideon.

Dr. Rockmaker is the recipient of numerous awards including a Barlow Endowment Commission, Fulbright Grant, two BMI Awards for Young Composers, an ASCAP Grant, the George Whitefield Chadwick Medal from New England Conservatory, and a National Orchestral Association Orchestral Reading Fellowship. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Villa Montalvo, and has been a Composition Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. He taught at Stanford University and is currently an Associate Professor at Arizona State University School of Music.

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59 title(s)
Jody Rockmaker AFTER THE DAZZLE OF DAY Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet, Horn, and Piano
Jody Rockmaker AND IN MY GARDEN Sop, fl, cl, vib, vln, vcl, pf
Jody Rockmaker Anyone Can Play Any Four Melodic Instruments
Jody Rockmaker BIG CATS Electric Guitar, Cello, Horn, and Trombone
Jody Rockmaker Blue Oblivion 3 Pianos, Celesta, and 6 Percussion
Jody Rockmaker Bottom Dog Two Bass Clarinets and Contrabass Clarinet
Jody Rockmaker CHATTERBOXES for Wind Ensemble wind ens: 3/pic-2-eh-2-bcl-1-cbsn; 4-3-2-btbn-1; timp, 2perc
3 flute (III double on piccolo), 2 ob, E hrn, 2 cl, bs cl, 2 bsn, cnt bsn, 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, bs tbn, tba, timp, 2 perc.
Jody Rockmaker CHILD'S PLAY for string quartet str 4tet: 2-1-1
2 violins, viola, violoncello
Jody Rockmaker Child's Question SATB
Jody Rockmaker Crossing Paths Two Clarinets (or Bass Clarinets)
Jody Rockmaker DER HEYSER BULGER for Klezmer Band
Klezmer band: fl, cl, tpt, bar, tbn, tba, perc, pf, gtr, mand, 2vln
Jody Rockmaker Desert Walk at Sunset Chamber Orchestra
1111 - 0100 - Strings
Jody Rockmaker Earth Spirits Violin and Viola
Jody Rockmaker EGRET IN THE LIVING ROOM Flute, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello
vl, pno
Jody Rockmaker EXPLOSION OF THE SENSES saxophone ensemble SATB 3-3-3-3
Jody Rockmaker Eyes of an Abinhaya Dancer, The fl, cl, vln, vcl
Jody Rockmaker Flutesongs Soprano and Flute
Jody Rockmaker FOUR SQUARE piano 4 hands
Jody Rockmaker FRANTIC ANTICS for guitar and violin
gtr, vln
Jody Rockmaker Gestures At least 4 players
Indeterminate instrumentation
Jody Rockmaker GIZMO Percussion Solo
Jody Rockmaker GOIN' LIKE GANGBUSTERS Cello and Piano
Jody Rockmaker Half and Half Demi-Clarinet in A

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