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Byron Adams (b. 1955)

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Byron Adams (b.1955) holds degrees from Jacksonville University, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude, in piano performance, studying with Mary Lou Wesley Krosnick and composition with the late Gurney Kennedy; from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Halsey Stevens and William Kraft; and from Cornell University, where he received his doctoral degree studying with William Austin, Steven Stucky, and composition with Karel Husa. Internationally recognized as a composer, Byron Adams has had frequent performances of his music in Europe, such as at the 26th "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of contemporary music in Poland, the Leith Hill Festival and the Charterhouse Special Choir in England, and the Conservatoire AmÈricain in Fontainebleau, France, as well as numerous performances in America at such institutions as the Eastman School of Music, Harvard University, Yale University and Carnegie Recital Hall. In addition to his work as a composer, Byron Adam's scholarly work was recognized when he received the first Ralph Vaughan Williams Research Fellowship. Prof. Adams held the post of Lecturer in Music at Cornell University from 1985 to 1987. He is presently Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Riverside. During the summer of 1992, Prof. Adams taught solfÈgÈ, composition and conducted the chorale at the Conservatoire AmÈricain du Musique in Fontainebleau, France.

In addition to the works in the Yelton Rhodes Music catalog, Adams is published by the Brass Press, Southern Music Co. and Earthsongs, and is available on the Orion Master Recordings, Pantheon and Mark record labels. Articles and review by Prof. Adams have appeared in Music and Letters, MLA Notes, Current Musicology, and The Musical Quarterly.


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YR1800 Canticum amoris
YR1803 Joyce Triptych, A
YR1802 Madrigals, Two
YR1801 Set Me As A Seal

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