University of Oregon


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Oregon Composers


Purpose of this list:

This is intended to be a directory of all active professional composers in Oregon, past and present. It includes Oregonians who have works published or recorded, those who teach at colleges and universities in Oregon, those who are employed by musical ensembles, theater companies, religious congregations, etc., and those who have made a significant contribution to Oregon's cultural life through their creative work (evidenced by, for example, their inclusion in standard reference works, by continued press notice, or by a profusion of live or on-air performances of their music). The list also includes composers born in Oregon who now live elsewhere, composers who have spent a significant part of their creative lives in Oregon, and composers who received advanced degrees in music composition from postsecondary institutions in Oregon.


Carrie B. Adams (1859-1940)
Composer, organist, educator
Source: Multnomah Country Library

Joseph Adams (1950- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1977

Obo Addy (1936- )
Drummer, composer, educator
Dir, Homowo African Arts and Cultures
Instructor (Ghanaian drumming & dance), Lewis & Clark College
Publications: Kukrudu Publishing
Recordings: Allegro, Santrofi, Burnside
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Albert Ahlstrom (1957- )
Organist; composer
Atlanta, GA
Organist, Dir of Cappella Antiqua, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Atlanta
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1982; DMA (Organ), Juilliard, 1991

Susan Alexander
Composer/sound designer, radio producer

Owen Alstott
Composer; music publisher
London, UK
Publisher, Oregon Catholic Press, 1983-1992

William John Andrews (1942- )
Redmond, WA
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1968

Jon H. Appleton (1939- )
Composer; Educator
Hanover, NH
Prof, Dartmouth College, 1978-2009
MA, Univ of Oregon, 1965
Distinguished alumnus award, Univ of Oregon, 1998
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers
Recordings: Recordings: Diffusion iMedia; Centaur Records; Harmonia Mundi, s.a.; Capstone Records; Folkways/Smithsonian Records; Flying Dutchman Productions

James Arment
MS, Univ of Oregon, 1953

William Ashworth (1942- )
Author, librarian (ret.), photographer, composer

Kristan Aspen (1948- )
Portland, OR

Dennis Atkinson (1939- )
M Mus, UO, 1963

Jacob Avshalomov (1919- )
Former conductor, Oregon Junior Symphony (Portland)
Naumberg recording award, 1956
Publisher: MMB Music, Inc.

(19770 N.W. Collins Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97124)
Recorded for Heartsong Review (New Age Recordings)



N.B. Bailey
Pub'd in Portland, OR

Dale Barker (1920- )
Composer, teacher, music retailer

Lily Barmor see: Lily Barmor Rose

Aaron Barnhart
Musician, audio engineer
Los Angeles, CA

John G. Barr (1938- )
Organist, pianist, composer
Bridgewater, VA
b. Myrtle Point, OR
Organist, Bridgewater Church of the Brethren
Publications: Warner Bros, Mercury Music [div. of Presser]
Biog: Contemporary American Composers (1982)

Todd Barton (1949- )
Composer, educator
Resident Composer, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Adj Faculty, Southern Oregon University
Recordings: AUR, Black Saint, Shambhala
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John Bartsch (1944- )
Pianist; organist; composer; educator
Instructor, Corban College
Publishers: National Music Publishers, Fred Bock, Lillenas, Hope, MorningStar
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Philip Bayles (1946- )
Conductor; educator; composer
Music Dir, United Lutheran Church (Eugene)
Dir, Eugene Peace Choir Coach, Ashland Chamber Music Workshops
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1972

Martin Behnke
Conductor; educator; composer; pianist; trombonist
Publications: UNC Jazz Press, Columbia Pictures, MBehnke Music

Thomas Bergeron (1952- )
Saxophonist; composer; educator
Dallas, OR
Prof (woodwinds, theory), Western Oregon University
Publisher: Teal Creek Music
Record Labels: Teal Creek, Louie, Mark
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1989
Saxophone Alone (CD) review
E-mail composer

David Bernstein
St. Helens  

Brian Bice (1976- )

Rob Birdwell
Composer; trumpeter

Francis W. Bittner (1911 - 1991)
Pianist; teacher; composer
Taught at Univ of Oregon
Publications: C. Fischer
Born in Portland, OR (3/7/11)
Obit: Eugene Register Guard, 11/20/91

 Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)
d. Portland, OR, 7/15/59
Settled in Agate Beach in 1941
Schirmer biog sketch of Bloch
Classical Net biog sketch

Jack Boss (1957- )
Theorist; composer; educator
Assoc Prof, Univ of Oregon

Richard N. Bourassa
Composer; pianist; educator
Prof, Linfield College

 Jerry Bowder (1928- )
Composer; educator
Gorham, ME
b. Portland, OR
MM, Lewis and Clark Coll., 1956; Ph.D., Eastman
Prof Emeritus, University of Southern Maine
Publishers: Accura Music, Manduca Music Pub.
Biog: Contemporary American Composers (1982)

Carl Bowman (1913 - 2003)
Composer, euphonium player, educator
Taught at Borough of Manhattan Community College
b. Philomath, OR
B Mus, Willamette Univ
Biog: Contemporary American Composers (1982)
Obit: Local 802 News, Apr. 2003

Douglas Boyce (1970- )
Composer; conductor; educator
Alexandria, VA
Asst Prof, The George Washington University
Member, counter)induction
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1996; PhD, Univ of Pennsylvania, 2000

Sy Brandon (1945- )
Wrightsville, PA
Prof Emer, Millersville Univ, Pennsylvania
Taught at Blue Mountain Coll (Pendleton, OR)
Publications: Presser, Warner-Chappell, T.U.B.A. Manuscript Press, Trombone Association, Co-Op
Recordings: Trutone, CRS, Albany, ERM

Shirley Brendlinger
Composer, pianist, teacher
Publications: Shawnee

Maureen Briare
Pastoral musician; composer
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

Barbara Bridge
Composer, singer, choir director
Portland, OR
Publisher: Oregon Catholic Press

 Salvador Brotons (1959 - )
Conductor, composer
Barcelona, Spain
Conductor, Vancouver (WA) Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Portland State Univ Sym Orch, 1987-1997
Publications: Clivis, Cluster, Catalana d'Edicions, Colien Honegger, Boileau,  Edition Amoris, Dinsic (Barcelona), Tritó (Barcelona), Ed. A Coeur Joie. Lyon

Kenji Bunch (1973- )
Composer; violist; educator
New York, NY
Faculty member, Juilliard School (Pre-college div)
b. Portland, OR
Recordings: EMI, Kleos

Christopher Buckley (1980- )
E-mail composer


James Caldwell (1960- )
Lowell, OR
M Mus, UO, 1993

William Campbell (1969- )
Composer; pianist
Tucson, AZ
Dir. Music/Liturgy, Episcopal Church of the Apostles
Member, Sonoran Consort
PhD, Univ Oregon, 2001
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Ken Canedo
Composer, musician, youth minister
Portland area
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

Philip Cansler (1953- )
Assoc Prof, Univ of Portland
DMA, Univ Oregon, 1984

Christian Cherry
Composer, educator
Music Dir, Assoc Prof, Dept of Dance, University of Oregon

Michael Chocholak (1952- )
Composer, performer
Cove, OR
Recordings: echOmusic, previously Realization Recordings, Underwhich Audiographics, Generations Unlimited, EEMC and Harvestworks
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Timothy Steven Clarke (1966- )
Trumpeter, composer, audio engineer
East Aurora, NY
Staff audio engineer, Fisher-Price, inc.
Publications: Matrix Publishing, UNC Jazz Press
MA (Mus Theory), Univ of Oregon, 1993
E-mail composer

Robert Collins
MS, Univ of Oregon, 1951

Tom Conry (1951- )
Composer, liturgist
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

Glen Cortese
Conductor, composer
Conductor, Oregon Mozart Players
Music Director, Greeley Philharmonic Orch (CO)

Norman Cory
MFA, Univ of Oregon, 1941

Brian Coughlin (1973- )
Bassist; composer
Member, Fireworks Ensemble
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1998

Scot Crandel
Composer, singer, guitarist
Portland area
Choirmaster, Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

 Rick Crittenden
Bass guitarist, composer

David Crumb (1962- )
Composer; educator
Assoc Prof, Univ of Oregon
Publications: Presser
Recordings: C.R.I.
E-mail composer

Edmund A. Cykler (1903 - 1988)
Musicologist; educator
Prof, Univ Oregon, 1947-1972
Obit: Eugene Register Guard, 3/16/88



Sister Mary Anne Cecile Daigle (1908 - 1998)
Composer, educator
Prof at Marylhurst College
Was student of Halsey Stevens at Univ of So Calif (DMA, 1960)

Ivor Darreg [Kenneth Vincent O'Hara] (1917 - 1994)
Born in Portland, OR

Dennis Davenport (1953- )
Composer; conductor; pianist
Westerville, OH
Asst Prof Musical Theatre, Otterbein College
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1995
E-mail composer

James R. Day (1948- )
Composer, educator
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc. Composer of the Year, 1996
Publications: Roger Dean Publishing/Lorenz Corp., H.W.Gray, Beacon Hill Music
M Mus, Univ of Portland
E-mail composer

Dave Deason (1945- )
Composer, pianist, clarinetist, saxophonist, teacher
Publications: Tritone/Tenuto, Dorn, Seesaw, Faust, Castleridge
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 2000

Randall DeBruyn (1947- )
Composer, music editor
Editor, Oregon Catholic Press
Publications: OCP
Biog: Contemporary American Composers (1982)

Clay DeForge (1948- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1983

Niel DePonte (1953- )
Percussionist, conductor, composer
Princ Perc, Oregon Symphony
Music Director, Oregon Ballet Theatre
Publications: Music for Percussion, Sam Fox

Carl Derfler (1950- )
Composer, conductor, educator, pianist, clarinetist
Radford, VA
Asst Prof, Radford University
Choir director, St. Jude Catholic Church
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 1999

Robert Lee DeSpain (1947- )
M Mus, UO, 1975

Milton Dieterich (1902 - 1977)
Cellist, composer, educator, organist
Faculty member, Univ of Oregon, 1946 - 1964
Obit: Univ of Oregon University Assembly Minutes, May 3 1978

DeVoto, Mark (1940- )
Taught at Reed College, 1964-1968

Ronald DeWolfe (1955- )
Kirkland, WA
M Mus, UO, 1977

John Doan
Guitarist, composer, educator
Associate Professor, Willamette Univ
M Mus Ed, Western Oregon Univ

Tom Dobson (1890 - 1918)
Singer, pianist, composer
Born in Portland
Publications: G. Schirmer, Oliver Ditson
Source: Multnomah County Library

Kurt Doles (1973- )
Composer, bass clarinetist, arts administrator
Bowling Green, OH
Operations Coord, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music
Former staff member, Oregon Festival of American Music
Recordings: Suilven

Paul Dondero (1952- )
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 2003

Charles Dowd (d. 2010 )
Percussionist; educator; composer
Prof, Dir of Perc studies, Univ of Oregon, 1974-2010
Former principal timpanist, Eugene Symphony Orchestra

David Drexler
La Grande



Hal Eastburn
Conductor, composer
Instructor (choral music), Oregon State University

Arnold Elston (1907-1971)
Prof, Univ of Oregon, 1941-58

Emil Enna (1877-1951)
Pianist, teacher, composer
Source: Multnomah County Library

Matthew Ertz (1975- )
Composer, trombonist
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2006
Information to be added

Steve Ettinger (1969- )
Educator; violinist; composer
King City, CA
String Instructor, King City Union School District
M Mus, Univ Oregon, 1994
Founder, Monterey County Composers Forum
E-mail composer

Richard Ewer, 1955-
M Mus, 1989, Univ of Oregon



Sister Magdalen Fautch (1916 - 2005)
Composer, violinist, educator
Taught at Marylhurst College, 1976-2001

Erik Ferguson
M Mus, 2004, Univ Oregon

Stanley P. Fink (1939- )
Former faculty, Community College of Philadelphia
MA, Univ of Oregon, 1969

Edith Steinkraus Fischer (1922- )
b. Portland, OR
Bibliography: Anderson, Contemporary American Composers (1982)

Shirley J. Foster
Pub'd in Springfield, OR 

Sister Mary Teresine Fouder (1897-19??)
Composer; educator
Prof., Marylhurst College
B Mus, Marylhurst Coll

Ryan Anthony Francis (1981- )
Brooklyn, NY
Born in Portland, Oregon

Arnold Friedman
Composer, educator
Asst prof, Berklee College of Music

Raymond Freedman (1947- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1972

Sr. Jeanne Frolick
Publisher: Oregon Catholic Press
M Mus Ed, Willamette Univ; PhD, Columbia Pacific Univ

Eric Funk (1949- )
Composer; conductor; educator
Bozeman, MT
Music Director, Helena Symphony Orchestra
M Mus, Portland State Univ, 1978



Jack Gabel (1949- )
Composer, performer
Composer/Producer, North Pacific Music
M Mus, Univ Oregon, 1981

Gary E. Gadwood (1937- )
Teacher, composer
M.A., Lewis and Clark
Born in Portland, OR (2/3/37)

Estela García-López
Pastoral musician, composer, singer
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

Dima N. Gharaibeh (1974- )
M Mus, Univ Oregon, 2002

John Maxwell Geddes (1941- )
Composer, educator
Glasgow, Scotland
Assoc. Prof, Oregon State Univ, 1979-80

Bernard Gilmore (1937- )
Composer, educator
Taught at Oregon State Univ

L. Stanley Glarum (1908-1976)
Composer, educator
b. Portland
Faculty, Lewis & Clark, 1947-76
Publishers: Abingdon Press, Augsburg, Boosey & Hawkes, Bourne, C. Fischer, H. J. FitzSimons, Kjos, Prentice-Hall, G. Schirmer, Schmidt, Hall & McCreary, B. F. Wood

John Goforth (1990-)
Composer, conductor
Assistant Director, Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

Michael D. Golden (1952- )
Aliso Viejo, CA
Prof, Soka University of America
M Mus, Univ Oregon, 1980; DMA, Univ Washington, 1992

Hal Goodman (1954- )
MM, Univ of Oregon, 1979

Frederick W. Goodrich (1866-1952)
Organist, teacher, writer, composer
Source: Multnomah County Library

Albert Gower (1935- )
MM, Univ of Oregon, 1962

Darrell Grant (1962- )
Jazz pianist, composer
Asst prof (jazz studies), Portland State Univ

Eugene Greenfield
Pub'd in Portland, OR

Nancy Griffith
Eugene Electronic Music Collective

Frank Griffith
Composer, arranger, jazz saxophonist
London, UK
Lecturer, Brunel University
Born Eugene, OR

Andrew Guzie (1952- )
UO MM, 1988



Troy Hadley
MA, Univ of Portland

Brent Hakanson (1962- )
Educator; composer
Klamath Falls
Teacher, Klamath Union High School
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1990
Publisher: Fountain Park Music

Brian Hall
Owner, Marmoset Music

Brad Hansen (1951- )
Composer, educator, author
Assoc Prof, Portland St Univ

Joseph Harchanko
Composer; cellist; educator
Asst prof, Western Oregon University
Published works: Keyboard Percussion Publications, Latham Musical Enterprises
Recordings: INNOVA

Theodore Richard Harmer (1940- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1971

Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Composer; educator; gamelan performer; writer; philosopher
Born Portland, Ore.; taught music in Portland, 1947-48

Michael Harrison
Composer; pianist; alternative tuning stylist
(Studied at Univ of Oregon, early 1980's)

Mary Harrison
MS, Univ of Oregon, 1954

Hugo John Hartig (1947- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1971

Bernice Hatch
Choir director; composer
Portland area
B Mus, Univ or Oregon
Masters degr, Portland State Univ
Publisher: Oregon Catholic Press

Micah Hayes (1977- )
Composer, recording engineer, educator
Visiting Prof, Music Industry Stud., Univ of Texas, Arlington
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2005

Jason Heald (1958- )
Composer; educator; conductor; bassist
Prof., Music Chair, Umpqua Community College
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 1998
Publisher: Call of the Wild
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Derek Healey (1936- )
Composer, educator
Brooklyn, NY
Prof, Univ. of Ore., 1979-88
Publications: Boosey & Hawkes, Alex Broude, G V Thompson, E C Schirmer, Warner/Chappell, Jaymar

Daniel Heila
M Mus, Univ Oregon, 2001

Jeffrey Hempe (1941- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1968

Michael Hennagin (1936-1993)
Composer, educator
Prof, Univ of Oklahoma, 1972-1992
Born in The Dalles, Oregon

Percy Hilo
Pub'd in Eugene, OR

 Randall Hobson
Liturgical musician, pianist, teacher, composer
MA (Music Theory), Univ of Portland

George P. Hopkins (1897-1996)
Pianist, composer, educator
Prof, Univ Oregon (1919-67)
Memorial bio: 6/5/96 Minutes of Univ Oregon Faculty Senate
Publications: G. Schirmer

David Howard (1936- )
Organist, composer, educator
Newberg, Oregon
Assoc. Prof. (Emeritus), George Fox Univ.
Publications: Flammer, Schmidt, Bock
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Robert Benjamin Howell (1944- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1973

Jerry Hui
Composer, conductor
Madison, WI
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2007

Alexander Hull
Singer, teacher, composer, author
Source: Multnomah County Library

Ben Hunter (1978- )
Moscow, ID
Librarian, composer, bagpiper
Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Idaho
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2004
E-mail composer

Robert Hutchinson (1970- )
Composer, bassist, educator
Tacoma, WA
Assoc Prof, Univ of Puget Sound
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 1998



Virginia Iron (1926- )
MA, Univ of Oregon, 1965



Amer Jaafar (1962- )
Composer, Oud player
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1995

Ronald H. Jeffers (1943- )
Assoc Prof Emeritus, Portland State Univ

Ken Jennings (aka "Qehn") (1962- )
Gamelan director, composer, educator
Director, Gamelan Sari Pandhawa
M Mus, Univ. Oregon, 1986
E-mail composer

Bryan Johanson (1953- )
Composer, guitarist
Prof, Guitar/harp coord, Portland State Univ
Publications: Columbia (Presser), F. Harris, Berben, Mel Bay, Editions VIENTO, Recordings: Albany, Neuma, Bridge, Gagliano, Gale, Black Leaf 

Michael Johanson
Composer, educator
Asst Prof, Lewis & Clark Coll
E-mail composer

Ron Jones (1954- )
Composer (Films, television), educator
Burbank, CA
Born in West Linn, Oregon
Publications: Alexander Publishing
Recordings: Emotif
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Edward Kammerer (1939 -1993)
Prof (horn, theory, jazz), Univ of Oregon, 1970-1993

Barry Katz (1942- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1968

William Keister (1926- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1970

Donald Kelley (1957- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1990

Homer Keller (1915-1996)
Prof, Univ of Oregon, 1958-76

Dean Kennedy (1939- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1965
E-mail composer

Lay Kar Kho (1972- )
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2000

George King (1944-2008 )
Composer, choirmaster
Maryville, TN
Born in Salem, OR
Composer and Arranger, Church of God the Eternal
Former conductor, Oregon Slavonic Choir
E-mail composer

Craig Kingsbury (1952- )
Composer, record producer
Recordings Producer, OCP Publications
Publications: Gentry Publications, Alliance Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Colla Voce Music, OCP Publications

June Caldwell Kirlin (1910-??)
Studied at UO w/Homer Keller

Barry Klein (1947- )
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1976
M Mus, Univ of Oregon

Mark Knippel (1983- )
MM, Univ of Oregon, 2011
E-mail composer

Toby Koenigsberg
Jazz pianist, composer
Assoc dir, jazz studies, University of Oregon

Jan Kok
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1947

Karl Kroeger (1932- )
Resident composer, Ford Foundation Composers in Public Schools Program, Eugene Public Schools, 1964-67

James Krowka (1952- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1983

Robert Kyr (1952- )
Composer; educator
Prof, Univ of Oregon
Director, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium
Publications: E. C. Schirmer
Recordings: Telarc, New Albion, Albany Records



John J. Landsbury (died 1939)
Pianist; educator; prof. of theory & composition
Dean, Univ Oregon School of Music (1917-39)

Steve Larson (1955- )
Music theorist; educator; jazz pianist; composer
Prof (Music Theory), Univ of Oregon
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1981; PhD, Univ of Michigan

Don Latarski
Guitarist; teacher
Adj Instr, Univ of Oregon
Publications: Warner Brothers
Recordings: See Don Latarski web site

Mei-Ling Lee
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 2007

Mendel Lee (1975- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2003

Douglas Leedy (1938- )
Music theorist, composer
b. Portland, OR
Publications: E.C. Schirmer, Material Press
Recordings: Capitol, Seraphim

Dean Lentz
No information available

Irvin Lesser
MA, Univ of Oregon, 1950

Burt J. Levy (1936- )
Composer, educator
Instructor, University of Mississippi
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1960
Publications: American Composers Alliance, Smith Publications, Apogee Press
Recordings: Nonesuch

Robert Hall Lewis (1926-1996)
Born in Portland, OR

Dana Libonati
Jazz pianist, conductor, composer, educator
Adj prof (jazz piano, voc jazz), Linfield College
Dir, choral music, McMinnville HS
M Mus, Univ of Portland, 1993

Paul Lombardi (1973- )
Composer; educator; pianist
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 2004

A. Laurence Lyon (1934- )
Composer; educator
Former faculty, Oregon Coll of Educ (now Western Oregon Univ)



Fern L. Heller McArthur (1940- )
Pianist; teacher; composer
M Mus, Univ Oregon, 1980

Kimberly Ann McCarthy (1955- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1985

Janna McCauslan
Portland, OR

John McKinnon (1954- )
Composer; hornist; educator
La Grande
Professor, Eastern Oregon University
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 2004-05
E-mail composer

Kitty MacKinnon
No information available

Terry McQuilkin (1955- )
Composer; educator
Instructor, University of Oregon
Contributing music reviewer, Eugene Register-Guard
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 2006
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1995
Publishers: Neil A. Kjos Music , Southern Music
E-mail composer


Art Maddox
Composer; pianist
Pt time faculty, Western Oregon University
Recordings: North Pacific Music

Bruno Viernes Madrid (1929- )
Pianist; composer; educator; choreographer
Sr Instr Emeritus, Univ of Oregon Dept of Dance
M Mus (Piano), Univ of Oregon, 1963

Farrell Madsen
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1962

Sean Malone
Bassist, composer, author
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Recordings: Sensory, MetalBlade, RoadRunner

Tom Manoff
Writer, composer
Classical music critic, All Things Considered
Contributing music reviewer, Eugene Register-Guard
(Taught at Univ of Oregon, 1980-1982?)

Timothy J. Mason
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1996

Norma Mathes (1943- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1974

Carol Matthews-Whiteman (1943- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon,1990

David W. Maves (1937- )
Charleston, SC
Composer-in-Res, College of Charleston
Publishers: Peters, MMB, Zurfluh, Music for Percussion, Carl Fischer, Marks, Presser, Canyon Press, others
Recordings: Cala, Northsound, Opus One, Crest
B Mus, UO, 1961
E-mail composer

Elyzabeth Meade
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 2003

Bonnie Miksch
Composer, educator
Asst Prof, Portland State Univ

Marvin Roger Mielke (1961- )
Lake Oswego
Publisher: Mielke
E-mail composer

James Miley  (1967- )
Composer, jazz pianist, educator
Asst Prof, Willamette Univ
Publications: UNC Jazz Press, Matrix Music  
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 1999
E-mail composer 

Beatrice Anderson Miller
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 1997
Publications: Alfred, Summy Bichard, Belwin, Lorenz, Oregon Catholic Press

Byron Miller
UO MS, 1951

David N. Miller (1955- )
Composer, arranger
Publications: Southern Music, Snicko, Jupiter Press
E-mail composer

Lance Miller
Audio Engineer, University of Oregon

Keith R. Mirick
Pub'd in Eugene, OR

Stanley J. Mitchell
Bandmaster (ret.), oboist, composer
Former member (first sergeant), 74th Army Band, Fort Harris, Indiana

Jan Mittelstaedt (1941- )
Publishers: Boston Music, Sint Sink Music
M Mus, Univ of Portland, 1993
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 1994
  E-mail composer

Richard C. Moffatt (1927-1983)
Composer, conductor, pianist, educator
Mus Dir, Portland Park Bureau
Publications: Witmark & Sons, R. D. Row
Source: ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. 4th ed. Comp. by Jaques Cattell Press. New York: Bowker, 1980.

Rick Modlin
Composer, arranger, pianist
Managing music editor, Oregon Catholic Press
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

Glen Moore (1941- )
Member of the band, Oregon
b. Portland, OR

Margaret Ann Moore (1939- )
Pianist, teacher, composer,
former church music director and public arts administrator
E-mail composer

Dent Mowrey (1889-1960)
Source: Multnomah County Library

Henry B. Murtagh (1890-1961)
Composer of Oregon's state song




Yoko Nakatani
Grad student, Brandeis Univ
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1997

Mickey Newbury (1940-2002)

Dika Newlin (1923-2006)
Composer, musicologist, educator, author, rock musician
Born in Portland
Prof, Virginia Commenwealth University, 1978 - 2004
Obits: Los Angeles Times: Jul 27 2006; New York Times: Jul 28 2006

Gene A. Newton (1951- )
Composer, musician
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1978
Publications: NEZ Productions, Galleon Productions
Recordings: Self-produced, available at CD Baby
E-mail composer

Jonathan Newton (1950- )
Composer, music producer, college instructor
Portland, OR
BA Music, Portland State University, 1977; Master of Arts in Teaching, Pacific University, 2003
Instructor, Portland State University
Supervisor, Recording Arts & Music Production Program, Portland State University
E-mail composer

James Niblock (1917- )
Composer, violinist, educator
b. Scappoose, OR
Prof. emeritus, Michigan State Univ
Source: Norman Smith, Program Notes for Band, 2000

Eva Saito Noda
No information available

Gary Noland (1957- )
Composer, pianist, teacher
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 2006

 Mike Nord
Composer, guitarist, educator
Asst Prof, Willamette Univ
Recordings: Nabel, P7 labels.
E-mail composer

Peter Northnagle
Eugene Electronic Music Collective

Blyth Nuttall (1952- )
Composer, arranger, educator
Edmonton, Alberta
Instructor, Concordia University College of Alberta (School of Music)
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1996



Tim O'Dell (1966- )
Saxophonist, composer, educator
Brunswick, ME
Adj faculty, Univ of Southern Maine
Publications: Accura Music, Song Z Music
Recordings: Southport Records
Web page:
Born in Lebanon, OR
E-mail composer

James Olsen (1954- )
Dir., Swing Shift (big band)
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1980
Publisher: UNC Jazz Press
Recordings: Phlogiston, Swing Shift Productions, MYJO
E-mail composer

Rebecca Oswald (1958- )
Composer, arranger, pianist
M Mus, Univ Oregon, 2001
E-mail composer

Harold Owen (1931-)
Prof. emeritus, University of Oregon
Publications: Oxford, Schirmer Books, GIA, CPP Belwin, Presser, Walton, Oregon Catholic Pr., WIM, Earthsongs
Recordings: WIM, CPP Belwin, Oregon Catholic Press
E-mail composer

Steve Owen
Prof/Dir Jazz Studies, Univ of Oregon

David Ozab (1965- )
Composer, recording engineer
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 2003



MaeHyun Park (1940- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1970

Mary Lee Scoville Parker (1943- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1977

Gary Parks
No information available

Derryl Parsons
Eugene Electronic Music Collective

John Paul
Composer, violinist
Chair, Music Dept., Marylhurst University

John Peel (1946- )
Prof, Willamette University
E-mail composer

Albert Perfect (1873-1945)
Director of Univ of Oregon bands, 1915-24
Composer of "Mighty Oregon"
Biog sketch by Robert Ponto in  Ledger Lines, Fall 2001

Nathaniel Tull Phillips (1969- )
Adjunct faculty, Univ of Portland, Marylhurst University
E-mail composer

 Forrest Pierce
Composer, educator
Asst Prof, Univeristy of Kansas
Taught at Lewis and Clark College 

 Michael R. Prendergast
Liturgical Musican; composer; writer; editor
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

Bob Priest
Composer, Educator, Guitarist
Instructor, Marylhurst University


Qehn [See Ken Jennings]

 Troy Ramos

Christopher Randall (1969- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2001

Andrea Reinkemeyer (1976- )
Composer, violinist, violist, teacher
Ann Arbor, MI
Adj asst prof, Bowling Green State University
Born in Portland
B Mus from Univ of Oregon; M Mus, Univ of Michigan, 2001
E-mail composer

Dan Rhiger
3639 SE Francis St. Portland, OR 97202
Recorded for HeartSong Review (New Age Music)

Stephen Rodgers
Music theorist, composer
Asst Prof (theory), University of Oregon

Lily Barmor Rose (1969- )
Seattle, WA
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 2004

Mary Rose
No information available -->

Aaron Rosenberg (1964- )
Composer, pianist
Boston, MA
PhD, Univ of Oregon, 2009
E-mail composer

Richard Ross (1953- )
UO MM, 1983

 Pedro Rubalcava
Composer, pastoral musician
Boring, Ore.
Publications: Oregon Catholic Press

Brandon Scott Rumsey (1987- )
Composer, conductor
B Mus from Univ of Oregon; M Mus, Univ of Texas; doctoral candidate, Univ of Michigan



David Sackmann
Composer, conductor, percussionist, teacher

Paul Safar (1969- )
Pianist, composer, arranger
Co-director, Cherry Blossom Musical Arts
Publications: mungosong records
E-mail composer

Rene Salm (1952- )
Publications: R.J. Thomas

Walter Saul (1954- )
Fresno, CA
Faculty, Fresno Pacific University
Former Prof/Chair, Music, Warner Pacific College
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 1990
Publications: Tarsus Music, MMB Music, Pioneer Press, Red River Music, HoneyRock
Recordings: Tarsus Music
E-mail composer

Andrew M. Sauerwein (1963- )
Composer, educator
Jackson, MS
Asst Prof, Belhaven University
M.Mus., UO, 1995; Ph.D., Duke, 2001

Tim Sauerwein (1957- )
Composer, engineer

Katherine Saxon (1981- )
More information to be added
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2006

Bernard Scherr (1963- )
Abilene, Texas
Head, Theory/Comp, Hardin-Simmons University
Ph.D., UO, 1998
Publisher: B.D. Music Publications
Recordings: Vienna Modern Masters
E-mail composer

David Schiff (1945- )
Professor, Reed College

Douglass Scott (1935- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1970

Paul Leroy Setziol (1946- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1976; DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1980

Kirby Shaw
Composer, arranger
Publications: Hal Leonard, Primarily A Cappella

Edgardo Simone
Composer, orchestrator
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1983

Gregory Short (1938 - 1999)
Composer, Pianist, Educator
Taught privately and at community colleges and directed church choirs
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1995
Wikipedia article
Obit, Seattle Times

Vijay Singh
Composer, conductor, singer, educator
Ellensburg, WA
Assoc prof (voc jazz), Central Washington Univ
Taught at Portland State Univ, Mt. Hood Comm Coll, Western Oregon State Univ
M Mus, Portland State Univ
Publications: Warner Bros, National Music, BriLee Music, Hal Leonard, and Lawson-Gould Music

Milen Slavov
Pianist, accordionist, composer

Wayne Slawson (1932- )
Composer, author, educator
Adj faculty, Southern Oregon University

Edmund Soule (1915-2000)
Composer; pianist; librarian
UO Professor/Music Librarian
Obit: Eugene Register Guard, 4/6/00

Michael Souther (1954- )
Musician, composer, recording engineer, computer consultant
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1995

Victor Steinhardt (1943- )
Pianist, composer
Prof emer, piano, Univ of Oregon
Recordings: Town Hall Records
E-mail composer

Greg A. Steinke (1942- )
Former faculty member, Marylhurst University (ret. in 2001)
Publishers: Seesaw, HaMar Percussion Publications, (Boosey & Hawkes), TUBA Press, Acoma, Frank E. Warren, and Tierra del Mar
Recordings: New Ariel, North Pacific, Classico, Acoma

Jeffrey Stolet
Composer, educator
Prof, Univ of Oregon
Dir, Future Music Oregon

Nolan Stolz (1981- )
Composer, drummer
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2007
Recordings: Rebel Phi Records; ESM; The Tributary Music Label
E-mail composer

Robert H. Stoltze (1910-1979)
Pianist; organist; composer; educator
Professor of Music, Lewis & Clark

Gladys V. Stone
MS, Univ of Oregon, 1953

Jon Sutton (1927-2004)
Composer, musician, artist
Obit: Eugene Register Guard, 9/1/04

Matthew Svoboda (1969- )
Composer, conductor
Mus Dir, Central Presb Church; Ass't cond, Oregon Festival of Choirs; Ass't cond, Eugene Symph Chorus
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2003 (choral cond.), 2004 (comp.)
E-mail composer

Tomas Svoboda (1939- )
Prof Emeritus, Portland St Univ
Publisher: T. C. Strangland (E-mail:
Recordings: Albany, Centaur, North Pacific
Oregon Music Teachers Assoc Composer of the Year, 1992

Joan Szymko
Composer, conductor
Publications: Santa Barbara Music, Treble Clef, Yelton Rhodes.



Alden Keith Taylor, 1939-
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1964

Clyde Thompson (1947- )
Choral conductor, educator, composer
Assoc Prof, Central Oregon Community College
Publications: Lorenz, Editions Viento

John Thors
Eugene, OR

E. Benjamin Tomassetti (1962- )
Composer, educator
Asst Prof, Coord Music Engineering Tech, Hampton University
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1987
DMA, Univ of Oregon, 1995

Tom Tomaszek
Educator, composer, church musician,
Dir, Artist Relations, Prod Develpt, Oregon Catholic Press
Publications: OCP

Ralph Towner
BA, Univ of Oregon
Sites include:
European Jazz Network Site

Charles Tracy
Ashland, OR

Thomas Trent (1955- )
Composer, choir director, singer
Choir Director, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene
PhD, Univ Oregon, 1998

David Tsai (1969- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1998

Monte Tubb (1933- )
Prof, Univ of Oregon, 1966-1991

Larry William Tyson (1948- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1971




Scott Unrein (1976- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2004
E-mail composer



John Van Buren (1952- )
Composer, teacher
Born in Portland, Ore.

May Van Dyke ( d.1963)
Collection of May Van Dyke Johnson in M4 .V34

Margaret Vance
No information available

Phyllyp Vernacular
Eugene Electronic Music Collective

Mark Vigil (1954- )
M.Mus., UO, 1996
E-mail: E-mail composer



Kevin Walczyk (1964- )
Prof, Western Oregon University
Publishers: Keveli Music
Recordings: Albany, AYA Records, PYP Records,
E-mail composer

Lana Walter (1948- )
Teacher, composer/arranger
Publications: Treble Clef Music Press

Brett Wartchow
Composer, Intermedia music artist
PhD student, Univ of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 2006


Joseph Waters (1952- )
Prof, San Diego State Univ
PhD, Univ Oregon, 2002
Instr, Lewis and Clark Coll, 1993-2001
Vis Asst Prof, Willamette Univ, 1997

(Herman) Brent Weaver (1958- )
Prof, George Fox University
DMA, Univ Oregon, 1984
Publisher: Lux Nova Press

Brother Wenceslaus
Portland, OR

William Whitley (1968- )
Composer; organist; educator
Adj Instr, Western Oregon Univ
Music Dir/Organist, First Presbyterian Church, Cottage Grove
Publisher: Lumina Music, Oregon Catholic Press
E-mail composer (or alternate e-mail address)

 Christopher Michael Wicks
Organist, composer
M Mus (Organ), Univ of Oregon

John Wiesenthal (1945- )
UO MM, 1979

Jean Elizabeth Williams (1876-1965)
No information available

Mason Williams (1938- )
Composer, guitarist
Eugene area

Christine Willits
Pub'd in Portland, OR

Bridget Wolf (1963- )
Pianist, Teacher, Composer
Talent, Oregon
Publications: Inside Out Mystical Publishing
E-mail composer

 Eric Jon Wood (1960- )
Visiting Lecturer (History and Theory), Univ of the Pacific
M Mus, UO, 1986

William Frank Wood
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1958

Richard Woodman (1952- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1981

Jeffrey Alden Wyckoff (1944- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1967

Bhishma Xenotechnites [See: Douglas Leedy]

Michael Yantis (1948- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1974

Hwaeja Yoo (1941- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1967

David York (1958- )
Dir., David York Ensemble
Adj. faculty, Lewis and Clark Coll.
PhD, Univ Oregon, 2002
Publisher: Earthsongs
Recordings: OMNI Records
E-mail composer

David Robert Young (1947- )
M Mus, Univ of Oregon, 1988

 Laura Zaerr
Harpist; teacher; composer
Adj Asst Prof (Harp), Univ of Oregon
Recordings: Rosewood Music
E-mail composer

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