Frank Ticheli

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Frank Ticheli
Frank Ticheli with student.jpg
Ticheli (left) with a student at University of Minnesota on November 17, 2010.
Born
Frank Ticheli

(1958-01-21) January 21, 1958 (age 61)
OccupationComposer
Years active1991–present

Frank Ticheli (born January 21, 1958 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American composer. He writes music for orchestras, choirs, and concert bands, as well as chamber works. He lives in Los Angeles, California and is a Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California.[1] Many of the pieces he has written are very famous.

Biography[change | change source]

He graduated from L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas and earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Southern Methodist University, where he studied with Donald Erb and Jack Waldenmaier. He got his master's and doctoral degrees in composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied with William Albright, Leslie Bassett, George Wilson, and William Bolcom.

Later, Ticheli was an Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. From 1991 to 1998, Ticheli was composer-in-residence with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, California. Since 1991, he has been a Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. In 2011, he started the "Frank Ticheli Composition Scholarship," which will be awarded each year to a student who is starting to study Composition in graduate school.

Ticheli has won many awards. Many organizations, orchestras, and universities have paid him to write music.

Works[change | change source]

Ticheli's works are published by Manhattan Beach Music, Encore Music Publishers, and Hinshaw Music, and are recorded on the labels of Albany, Chandos, Clarion, Delos, Equilibrium, Klavier, Koch International Classics, Mark, Naxos, Reference, and others. They include the following:[2]

For orchestra[change | change source]

  • Riffs for Steven (2010)
  • An American Elegy (2008)
  • Angels in the Architecture (2009)
  • Shooting Stars (2004)
  • Symphony No. 1 (2001)
  • Blue Shades (2002)
  • Radiant Voices (1993)
  • On Time's Stream (1995)
  • Postcard (1995)
  • Pacific Fanfare (1995)
  • Images of a Storm (1983)

For solo with orchestra[change | change source]

  • Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2011)
  • Symphony No. 1 (solo tenor or baritone in mvt. 4 only) (2001)
  • An American Dream (with solo soprano) (1998)
  • Playing With Fire (for seven-piece jazz band and orchestra) (1992)
  • Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1990)

For chorus and orchestra[change | change source]

  • The Shore, a choral symphony on four poems of David St. John (2013)

For chorus[change | change source]

  • Constellation: Three Poems of Sara Teasdale (2010)
  • Earth Song (2007)
  • The Song Within (2004)
  • There Will Be Rest (2000)

For concert band/wind ensemble[change | change source]

  • Korean Folksongs from Jeju Island (2013)
  • First Light (2013)
  • Songs of Love and Life, for soprano and 18 players (2012)
  • Concerto for Clarinet and Concert Band (2011)
  • San Antonio Dances (2011)
  • Rest (2011)
  • Amen! (2009)
  • Angels in the Architecture (2009)
  • The Tyger (2008)
  • Symphony No. 1 (transcribed by Gary Green)
  • Wild Nights! (2007)
  • Nitro (2006) - commissioned by the Northshore Concert Band
  • Sanctuary (2006)
  • Abracadabra (2005)
  • Joy Revisited (2005)
  • Joy (2005)
  • Symphony No. 2 (2004) - winner of the 2006 NBA/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest
  • Ave Maria (2004)
  • A Shaker Gift Song (2004)
  • Pacific Fanfare (2003)
  • Loch Lomond (2002)
  • Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs (2002)
  • An American Elegy (2000)
  • Vesuvius (1999)
  • Shenandoah (1999)
  • Blue Shades (1997)
  • Sun Dance (1997)
  • Cajun Folk Songs II (1997)
  • Postcard (1994)
  • Gaian Visions (1994)
  • Amazing Grace (1994)
  • Cajun Folk Songs (1990)
  • Fortress (1989)
  • Portrait of a Clown (1998)
  • Music for Winds & Percussion (1988)
  • Concertino for Trombone and Band (1987)

For chamber ensemble[change | change source]

  • Concerto for Clarinet (2011)
  • Out of the Blue (2004)
  • Songs of Tagore (1992)
  • Back Burner (1989)
  • Here We Stand (1989)
  • Concertino for Trombone (1987)
  • The First Voice (1987)
  • String Quartet (1986)
  • Fantasy (1984)
  • Two Songs of Loss (1983)
  • Humouresque (1980)
  • Poltergeists (1980)
  • No Time (1980)
  • Three Movements (1979)
  • Trio for Brass (1978)

References[change | change source]

  1. Frank Ticheli at USC Thornton School of Music Faculty.
  2. "Complete Works List". "Manhattan Beach Music" Retrieved 2012-03-2.

Other websites[change | change source]