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Roger Zare
July 20, 2009, 12:26 am
Filed under: Composers



Roger Zare

Born: July 11, 1985

Current Location: Sarasota, Fl



Roger Zare, originally from Sarasota, FL, started composing at age 14, writing a composition for string orchestra premiered by the Pine View School Chamber Symphony in Sarasota, Florida. Since then, he has written for a wide variety of instrumental combinations, from solo instruments to full orchestra. His music has been performed across the United States. An award winning composer, Zare has received the ASCAP Nissim Prize, two BMI awards, a New York Youth Symphony First Music Commission, the 2008 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Commission, and many other local and regional honors.  Zare will be pursuing his DMA at the University of Michigan beginning in the fall of 2009. He holds his Master of Music degree in Composition from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Christopher Theofanidis, David Smooke, and Derek Bermel. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Donald Crockett, Tamar Diesendruck, Frederick Lesemann, and Morten Lauridsen.

Photograph copyright by Alexandra Dee.  Green Flash was recorded by the USC Thornton Symphony, with Donald Crockett conducting.  La Zebu Forte Overture was recorded by the SONAR New Music Ensemble.

Copyright 2009

Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

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