Frank Ticheli, professor, composition, received his master's and doctoral degrees in composition from the University of Michigan where he studied with William Albright, George Wilson and Pulitzer Prize winners Leslie Bassett and William Bolcom. Dr. Ticheli was composer-in-residence with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra from 1991 to 1998. Awards for his music include the prestigious Charles Ives Scholarship and Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, both from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, First Prize in the Texas Sesquicentennial Orchestral Composition Competition, the Frances and William Schuman Fellowship, the Ross Lee Finney Award and frequent summer residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. The Pacific Symphony Orchestra's Koch label recording featuring Dr. Ticheli's Radiant Voices and Postcard received an honorable mention at the 1994 National Association of Independent Record Distributors (NAIRD). His works are published by Helicon Music (of European American, Inc.), Manhattan Beach Music and Encore Music Publishers, and are recorded on the labels of Koch International Classics, Klavier, Albany and Mark Records. His twelve compositions for wind ensemble and concert band have been performed widely throughout the world and have been awarded several prizes. In 1999, Dr. Ticheli was selected as a recipient of a Chamber Music America Grant to compose a work for the Philadelphia-based saxophone quartet Prism.
Shoot Date: Nov-05