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Biography

Warner Hutchison (b. 1930) has a catalogue of some 160 works including those with a dozen publishers spanning orchestral,band. choral, chamber music and electro-acoustic genres. He has a PhD and M.Mus from the University of North Texas. He also attended Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. Commissions have led to premieres at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, prizes and 40 ASCAP awards as well as grants from the National Endowment for Arts, New Mexico Arts and the Ford Foundation. His works have been peformed beyond the U.S. in Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and Russia. He has toured under the Meet the Composer series and at various symposia as composer and conductor. He is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and taught courses in 20th century music at London University. He was on the faculties of Houghton College, Houghton NY and Union University, Jackson TN as director of bands and brass and theory at New Mexico State University for 29 years as resident composer and horn professor. His doctoral dissertation composition is The Sacrilege of Alan Kent, a monodrama for baritone soloist, symphony orchestra and tape based on a novella by Erskine Caldwell. From 1972 to 1979 he was the editor of a scholarly journal of papers by members of the American Society of University Composers ( now SCI Inc.)

  CD albums include two extended brass quintets Apocalypse I  (Crystal Records) and Apocalypse V  (AUR); Lament and Jubilation for flute and piano on an album "From Noon to Starry Night" (24 Keys) with Lisa Garner Santa; Poe-Songs for soprano, horn and vibraphone on an album illuminations" (Capstone); Sonatina for euphonium (or trombone) and piano on an album "Memory" with Sotaro Fukaishi (MCPS Records, U.K.:2009); Suite for Clarinet Choir  ("Piet Jeegers Clarinet Choir"); The Desert Shall Bloom As The Rose (Manhattan Chamber Orchestra: Kjos Music Publisher); As the Stars Forever and They Flew Away (U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band).

  As a hornist he was a member of orchestras in Dallas, Denton and San Angelo, TX; Denver; Knoxville; Rochester, NY and Las Cruces, NM.  He lives in Rio Rancho, NM.

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