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Warner Hutchison was Professor and Composer-in-Residence and taught horn, composition, theory, and music history at New Mexico State University for three decades. He was Music Department Chairman for five years, during which a new $6 million Music Center and Recital Hall were built. Dr. Hutchison was twice a resident at the MacDowell Colony, and at the Ernest Bloch Composers Symposium, and has appeared as guest composer in various concerts nationwide sponsored by the Meet the Composer series. As a composer, his catalogue of over 270 works covers a wide range of media, including orchestra, band, choral, chamber music, electronic music, and stage works. Some 50 works have been published by Belwin, Carl Fischer, European American, Kjos, Lorenz, and others, and his works have been performed widely at various music festivals and new music symposia in the U.S., Canada, Japan, the Scandinavian countries, Russia, and throughout Europe. World premieres include those at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, NY; and commissions by the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. In 2005, he received his 32nd annual ASCAP award. His website is located at: http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/music/musiwahu.html.
The Etowah Youth Symphony, under the direction of Michael R. Gagliardo, performed The Desert Shall Bloom as the Rose January 17, 2006, in Gadsden, AL. Three Love Songs (after James Joyce), were presented by soprano Julie Rombach-Kendall, clarinetist Lori Lovato, violinist Jo Margaret Farris, and pianist Ruth Ronan, at the February 11 SAI Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter Annual American Composers Concert, La Vida Llena, Albuquerque, NM. Organist Arlene Ward performed Hymntune Suite on March 5 at the First Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, NM, and on April 9 at a University of New Mexico Faculty Recital, “Music by Albuquerque Composers.” The Cleveland Youth Symphony, directed by Gary M. Ciepluch, performed As the Stars Forever, for concert band, in a December 4 concert at the Cleveland (OH) Institute of Music.
Christmas Cornucopia Book Two, 12 carols for horn quartet; by Manduca Music.
The works “Lament” and “Jubilation” were included on the CD From Noon to Starry Night, by flutist Lisa Garner Santa and pianist Lora Deahl; 24 KEYS (distributed by CDBaby.com).