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


I joined the MUW faculty in 1988. I am currently a Professor of Music 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
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