Dr. Richard Montalto
A Brief Bio
RICHARD MONTALTO holds degrees in Composition from the University of New Orleans, Tulane University and the University of North Texas. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including an ASCAP Grants to Young Composers Award for his Symphony for Wind Ensemble, yearly ASCAP Awards since 1982 and a Mississippi Artist Fellowship for his Symphony #2. His works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Montreaux International Jazz Festival, Symphony Space in New York, the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, the International Computer Music Conference, and throughout the United States and Europe. He has served as President of the Southeastern Composers' League and President of the College Music Society Southern Chapter.
He has performed on bass across the United States, in South America and in Europe with a number of ensembles, including Harry Connick and the New Orleans Pops. Prior to joining the MUW faculty in 1988, he served as director of the University of New Orleans Jazz Band.
Life at MUW
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Academic and Professional Organizations
AFM - American Federation of Musicians
ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
CMS - The College Music Society
EMF - The Electronic Music Foundation
IRCAM - Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique
Universities from My Past and Present
UNO - The University of New Orleans Undergrad school
Tulane University Master's studies
UNT - The University of North Texas Doctoral degree
MUW - Mississippi University for Women You've already read about this place