NACUSA Member Links

To locate a member's contact information, select a letter from the list below or scroll downward to the name. From this page, you may contact members directly by clicking on their e-mail addresses and, where applicable, web site URLs.



Daniel Adams (ASCAP)
1115 Marconi Street
Houston, TX  77019
H: (832) 242-7397
Works in Member Catalog: 36
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Adrienne Albert (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA
Works in Member Catalog: 42
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 21
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Dr. Joe L. Alexander, DMA (BMI)
4434 Plumtree Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL  35405
H: (318) 614-1010   O: (662) 329-7203

William Alexander
116 Terrace Drive
Edinboro, PA  16412
Works in Member Catalog: 6

Susan Alexjander (BMI)
Portland, OR
H: (503) 288-8138

bio-music, sound designs, film soundtracks, art songs, work with science and art, metaphysics of sound.

Aaron Alter (BMI)
Carlsbad, CA
O: (619) 992-7925   F: (760) 943-0349
Works in Member Catalog: 7
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 2

In addition to composing, I am an active participant in the San Diego musical community as well as on social media (Twitter: @aaronalter )

Karen Amanda Amrhein (ASCAP)
6808 Old Harford Road
Baltimore, MD  21234
Works in Member Catalog: 26
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 19
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 7

Matthew Neil Andrews
Portland, OR
Works in Member Catalog: 1
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 1

Composer of contemporary classical chamber music, producer of electronic music, drummer and percussionist, graduate student.

Lori F Ardovino, DMA (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 13
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 2

Professor of clarinet/saxophone at the University of Montevallo, Perform extensively in the Birmingham and surrounding areas as a clarinetist, saxophonist, woodwind doubler. Composer, member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, member of ASCAP.

Ms. Pamela Asberry
Dacula, GA

I am a composer, teacher, and solo and collaborative pianist performing with of the Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra, Redeemer Piano Ensemble of Atlanta, and the Asberry Helfen piano duo as well as an established adjudicator, clinician, speaker, and accompanist.

William Ashworth
Medford, OR
Works in Member Catalog: 3

Composer, primarily of chamber music, often including voice. Recent works include "Island of Woods" for cello choir; "The Celtic Twilight" for soprano, flute, bassoon and vibraphone; "The Air of Other Planets" for piano solo; "Dover Beach" for soprano and large orchestra; and a cello sonata.


Greg Bartholomew (ASCAP)
Seattle, WA
Works in Member Catalog: 2
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

For complete catalog, with recordings that you may listen to, performance histories, future performance information and up-to-date news, please visit

Dr. Carla Kay Bartlett (ASCAP)
Pasadena, CA
Works in Member Catalog: 8

Piano and chamber music composer. Publisher of own music through Truluck

John Beeman (ASCAP)
426 2nd Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
H: (650) 726-7180   O: (650) 576-9728
Works in Member Catalog: 3

Al Benner, DMA (ASCAP)
503 Tahoe Street
Natchitoches, LA  71457-5718
H: (318) 357-0924   O: (318) 357-2537
Works in Member Catalog: 76

Kenneth Roger Benoit

Currently Adjunct Professor of Music Appreciation at Broward College (Coconut Creek, FL) and member of my church choir. When not involved in these, I compose.

David Stephen Bernstein (ASCAP)
59180 North Morten Drive
St. Helens, OR  97051
H: (503) 396-5294

Music Composition/lectures in theory and composition at various universities, colleges, etc.
I have composed music for all genres: opera, musical theatre, chorus, orchestra, band, many different chamber ensembles, solo work for various instruments; also have worked in the commercial area of writing for films and video productions.

John G. Bilotta (BMI)
1699 Agadir Street
Concord, CA  94518
Works in Member Catalog: 18
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 2


Marilyn Bliss (BMI)
34-40 79th St. (5e)
Jackson Heights, NY  11372
H: (718) 565-0469
Works in Member Catalog: 23
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Dr. Sandra Janine Bostrom-Aguado (ASCAP)

I compose both small and large scale works for vocal and instrumental groups....approximately 300 songs, 15 collections of piano works including 154 solo piano works in Spanish rhythms, works for flute, oboe, cello, clarinet, organ, full orchestra, 1 piano concerto & a full opera. Have composed for the commercial market and films.

Deane E. Bottorf (ASCAP)
221 Larkspur Ave.
H: (949) 673-8701
Works in Member Catalog: 12

Robert J. Bradshaw (BMI)
Po Box 551
Gloucester, MA  01931
O: (978) 621-9506
Works in Member Catalog: 6
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Allen Brings (ASCAP)
199 Mountain Road
Wilton, CT  06897-1526
H: (203) 762-5186   F: (203) 762-5186
Works in Member Catalog: 151
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 18

Cody D Brookshire (ASCAP)
Athens, GA

Dr. Timothy J. Brown (ASCAP)
6162 East Yale Avenue
Denver, CO  80222
O: (303) 753-8696
Works in Member Catalog: 6
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3


Ted Clifford
8704 Sw 9th Dr
Portland, OR  97219
H: (971) 221-5431

I'lana Sandra Cotton (ASCAP)
79 Monterey Drive
Medford, OR  97504-9329
H: (541) 772-4022
Works in Member Catalog: 1
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Rick Scott Crittenden (ASCAP)
Portland, OR

I am a professional jazz musician. I have studied composition with Tomas Svoboda for several years. Mr. Svoboda has recommended me for membership in Cascadia.

Brad Holman Cutcliffe, Ph.D. (ASCAP)
Kansas City, MO
H: (816) 797-3687
Works in Member Catalog: 5


Ken Davies (ASCAP)
1418 Louis Alexis Trail
Gautier, MS  39553
H: (228) 522-0028   O: (228) 522-0028
Works in Member Catalog: 71
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 54

Composer, trombonist, teacher, conductor. Art music, electroacoustic, and instrumental/digital media compositions. Please visit my website for additional information and sound clips.

Dante De Silva (ASCAP)
Tarzana, CA
O: (310) 592-6287
Works in Member Catalog: 22

Anne Delaney, O.F.S. (ASCAP)
Po Box 982
Menlo Park, CA  94026
O: (650) 281-3339
Works in Member Catalog: 33
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Sacred/Liturgical/Christian/Catholic Composer

Two albums: Wool on The Lamb and On Your Behalf (featuring King of Hearts). Third album in process.

NACUSA Individual Art Grant (in conjunction with Pratt & Whitney) for the World Premiere of both King of Hearts and Srdcí Král for soprano, organ, and violin. Composer sang soprano for English version. Both performances at Kostel Panny Marie Vítìzné, Prague, Czech Republic.

Mr. Thomas Michael DeNicola

Currently studying composition at PSU with piano as my main instrument. Chiefly my interest is in chamber groups. Not sure right now! I'd love to help out if I have the time.

Richard Derby
Santa Ana, CA
Works in Member Catalog: 49

1977-78 - Fulbright Fellowship (London)1978 - Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara 1982 - "Elliott Carter's Duo for Violin and Piano." Perspectives of New Music 20 (1981-82):149-682000 - Southwest Chamber Music "Composer Portrait Series" CD. Cambria Master Records 8805 - 2016 "Elliott Carter's Visit to the University of California Santa Barbara". Elliott Carter Studies,

Jay Derderian (ASCAP)
Portland, OR
Works in Member Catalog: 39

Jay Derderian (b.1986) is composer, guitarist, writer, and Portland-native whose compositions explore the world through a rich, cerebral musical language. Jay is a composer of (mostly) chamber music that attempts to undermine the relationship between form and content to allow the two to interact and inform each other. Celestial Vistas (2007-10) is an intense deconstruction of the palindrome through non-linear mirror writing. Outside the Eyes (2012-13), commissioned by Portland’s Third Angle Ensemble and semi-finalist for the American Prize, removes the score entirely to give the performers the freedom to choose which version of the piece they want to play.

Jay's music has been performed across the United States and he's received commissions and performances from some of the leading new music performers and ensembles including the Third Angle Ensemble, the Contemporary Portland Orchestra Project (CPOP), the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (ECCE), violinist Stella Peach, the RE:Percussion Duo, and has had his music performed by violist Andrew Stiefel, pianist Hayk Arsenyan, and the FPC Chamber Choir among others. Jay has also had his music featured on the Vox Novus Composer's Voice Series, the Portland International Piano Festival, March Music Moderne, and College Music Society concerts.

Jay has also published reviews in I Care If You Listen and Oregon Arts Watch; two online-only publications devoted to art and music.

Jay is actively involved with a number of new music groups in Portland and is currently serving on the governing board of Cascadia Composers, a regional branch of the National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA). He resides in Portland with his wife, Tri’ah.

Dr. John Anthony DeRuntz, Jr., Ph.D
Tigard, OR

Pianist, guitarist, vocalist, composer, web site:

Nancy Bloomer Deussen (BMI)
Founder/san Francisco Chapter
433 Sylvan Ave # 44
Mountain View, CA  94041
H: (650) 625-8572   O: (650) 625-8572   F: (650) 625-8572
Works in Member Catalog: 24
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 6

Kenneth Deveney
206 Terrace St
Ashland, OR  97520-2833
H: (541) 488-5506

Nicholas Tavin Devlin
Portland, Or, Multnomah

I am interested in musical theater, and liturgical compositions. I have composed, produced, and directed three musicals. I am currently working on my fourth and fifth musical. I have composed hundreds of compositions for piano as well.

Kim Diehnelt
Works in Member Catalog: 11
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 4

Conductor and composer of chamber and orchestral music.

David E Drexler (ASCAP)
Fresno, CA
Works in Member Catalog: 3

Jennifer Erin Dunifon (GEMA)
809 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, FL  33803
H: (863) 688-0398

I am a senior composition major at Florida Southern College, I have taught music theory and composition at the school's band camp for middlehigh school students, and I play and teach french horn. possibly organizing a chapter at my school.

Jeff Dunn
36 Sunny Cove Circle
Alameda, CA  94502-6552
H: (510) 337-1354

Melissa Dunphy (ASCAP)
Philadelphia, PA

Melissa Dunphy composes in a wide range of styles and mediums, particularly in the realm of theatre. She has written incidental music for productions by Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, Gamut Theatre and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. She conducted her large-scale choral work The Gonzales Cantata for the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and received rave national press and reviews from the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who featured the Cantata twice on The Rachel Maddow Show and called it “the coolest thing you will ever see on this show.” Her song for baritone “Black Thunder” was premiered in 2008 at the Kimmel Center by Network for New Music.Melissa received her Bachelor of Music (summa cum laude, Pi Kappa Lambda) from West Chester University, where she was a recipient of the Harry Wilkinson Music Theory Scholarship, the Charles S. and Margherita Gangemi Memorial Scholarship for excellence in music theory and composition, and the Janice Weir Etshied '50 Scholarship for academic excellence. She is currently undertaking doctoral studies in composition at the University of Pennsylvania on a Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, and she is the composer-in-residence of the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra.


Roger Ellman (ASCAP)

Composition, primarily for piano solo, secondarily orchestral.


Jackie Thomas Gabel (BMI)
Pob 82627
Portland, OR  97282-0627
H: (503) 233-0512   O: (503) 233-0512
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

I have written numerous concert hall works for many different combinations of instruments and voices, with and without electroacoustic accompaniments and/or enhancements. I also create mixed-media works alone and with collaborators, using musique concrete and poetry, frequently my own, some of which has been published apart from its use in contemporary performance pieces and more traditional settings for singers. My work is infused with widely varied ethnic and ancient colors and motives, most notably those of the ancient, native cultures of North America. I am currently Resident Composer and Technical Director of Agnieszka Laska Dancers. Were NACUSA ever interested in producing compilation audio CDs of members' works,It could be done, on my label North Pacific Music, at deeply discounted fees, with most of the replication run going directly to the composers as promotional product. If interested, please examine the catalogue here and feel free to contact me to discuss details.

Ethan James Gans-Morse (ASCAP)

Opera, collaborate/multimedia, choral, symphonic, dance, all kinds of projects that harness the power of music to stir the soul, foster community, and address urgent social problems. Concert organization for local chapter

David Garner (BMI)
El Cerrito, CA

Herb Gellis (ASCAP)
436 River Rock Court
San Jose, CA  95136
H: (408) 269-2301
Works in Member Catalog: 8

Cynthia Stillman Gerdes (ASCAP)
Portland, OR
Works in Member Catalog: 8

Viorel Gheorghe, Ph.D.
26546 Cornell Street
Loma Linda, CA  92354

Classical, composing for Orchestral and choral.Conductor of Lyric Symphony Orchestra.Professor of MusicPhD in Music Theory from USC 1995

Dr. Alan Jay Goldspiel (BMI)
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 2

Chair, Department of Music University of Montevallo Classical Guitar/Music Theory/Composition

Jonathon Grasse (BMI)

I compose mostly chamber music. Further interests include strategies for improvisation . I am an Associate Professor at CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA Willing to volunteer for a range of duties.

Buzz Gravelle (ASCAP)

classical guitarist/classical mandolinist/composer

Yalil Guerra (Other)
Works in Member Catalog: 20
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Classical music and movies


Andrew Hannon (ASCAP)
Boone, NC

Frazar P. Henry (ASCAP)

Composer, Conductor, Classical Piano & Violin performance I'm not sure. I'm nine years old.

Matthew Hetz (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA
Works in Member Catalog: 15
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 2

Please contact me if you have any questions about my music.

Member of American Music Center
President and Executive Director, Culver City Symphony Orchestra

Mr Christopher James Hillery
Sacramento, CA
H: (916) 436-8852

Computer-based composition.
Please contact through my website,

William L Hoshal (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 1

--25 years as a professional composer, orchestrator and recording performer. --Former staff arranger and musician for the Walt Disney Company--Senior Composer/Sound Designer for International Game Technology--Senior Composer/Audio Director for King Show Games--NAMA and IMA nomination--Commercial library composer for clients including Toyota, Mercedes, Prudential, Disney/ABC

Paul Humphreys
Deparment Of Music
Loyola Marymount University
One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA  90045-8347
O: (310) 338-7432   F: (310) 338-6046

I-Uen Wang Hwang


Dr. Mark Eliot Jacobs, DMus (ASCAP)
743 N Phoenix Rd
Medford, OR  97504
H: (541) 621-8901

Composer and trombonist. Adjunct Professor at Southern Oregon University in Music Theory, Composition, and Low Brass. Interest in early music including sackbut, serpent, ophicleide, lute.

Alden F. Jenks (ASCAP)
Oakland, CA

electronic and acoustic separate and together

Lynn R. Job, DMA (ASCAP)
Buckthorn Studios
516 W. Oak St., #22
Denton, TX  76201-9070
O: (940) 566-0315
Works in Member Catalog: 86

An American woman composer: "Music for Concert and Broadcast" - theatrical e-sound/art, serious "non-pop" music genres (specializing in spiritual themes), and eclectic styles mostly for professional performance. A penchant for allegory and mystic romanticism - "Fine Art and Fine Entertainment." Owns and operates Buckthorn Studios and the 3 subdivisions: Buckthorn Music Press (ASCAP/MPA), Buckthorn Books, and Buckthorn Records. Lifetime Member of NACUSA National and Texas Chapter. Also a published poet, author, and amateur biblical site archaeologist.

Ryan Thomas Johnson (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA
Works in Member Catalog: 11
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 9

My professional history has largely been that of a rock musician. More recently I've become an active music director and composer for live theater and events. I am currently developing an original musical and writing chamber music. Clerical, administrative, promotional. Wherever I can donate my time. Much of my work experience has been in event coordination, so I know my way around that.

Diane R. Jones (ASCAP)
Chittenango, NY

I am a composer of contemporary chamber music, and radio announcer on WCNY-FM, Central New York's classical music station. I also perform with Samba Laranja, and the Central New York Flute Choir.


Matthew A. Kaminski

Piano, piano composition, and composition for other instruments. Currently composing for "Fear no Music".

Becker KB (ASCAP)
Houston, TX

Daniel Kessner (BMI)
10955 Cozycroft Ave
Chatsworth, CA  91311
H: (818) 709-8534
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 6

Dr. Michael A. Kimbell, D.M.A. (ASCAP)
314 Clifton Road
Pacifica, CA  94044-1429
H: (650) 359-7396
Works in Member Catalog: 1
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Corliss Kimmel (ASCAP)
2003 Roosevelt Dr
Anchorage, AK  99517
H: (907) 242-0147   O: (907) 242-0147

Member of Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage Opera Orchestra and play for other musical organizations in the Anchorage area. I enjoy all types of music, from classical to jazz to hip hop.

Misha C. Kolesoski (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 3

My interests lie in many areas of the professional musical spectrum, I have written popular-style songs for local performers as well as choral works for college acapella ensembles in addition to writing music for independent/amateur film.

Theresa Helen Koon, Master o

Composer of chamber music for voice and instruments, including two one-act operas, one full-length opera and song cycles for choir and soloists. Theresa Koon Vocal Studio is in Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Erin Peter Kourelis
Works in Member Catalog: 9

Interested in compositions using traditional instruments and instrumentation in non-traditional ways. Interested in editing newsletters and other publications.


Mark Lackey, DMA (ASCAP)
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

An active composer of new vocal, electronic, chamber, orchestral, and wind ensemble music with rhythmic and lyrical vitality, and a passionate teacher with experience spanning composition, theory, musicianship, computer music, and musicology. TBD

Lori Laitman (BMI)
10713 Stapleford Hall Drive
Potomac, MD  20854
H: (301) 299-7480   O: (240) 388-0644
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 4

Dr. David S. Lefkowitz, Ph.D. (ASCAP)
1600 Pandora Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90024-6114
H: (310) 446-6112

Cherise D. Leiter (ASCAP)
Lakewood, CO
O: (303) 556-8675

An active composer of both vocal and instrumental works.

Craig Robert Levesque (ASCAP)
115 North St
Bloomsbury, NJ  08804
H: (908) 359-4131   O: (908) 479-4131   F: (908) 479-4131

Stephen Edward Lewis (ASCAP)
Portland, OR

I am a composer, a concert pianist, and a conductor. My music explores different scales of time and innovative, powerful narratives through the use of contemporary instrumental and vocal techniques and practices. As a pianist, I perform both canonical classical music and new music as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist. I specialize in conducting contemporary music, though I have had experience as a choral conductor and have trained as an orchestra conductor.

Max Lifchitz (BMI)
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 5

David Lipten, Ph.D. (ASCAP)

Composer Open

Cynthia Visala Liuska
San Rafael, CA

Composing for piano and piano and voice. Listening to classical, contemporary classical, jazz and world music. Could help with computer work or calls at times. (Live 2 hours or more from regular chapter activities)


William MacSems (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 20

I am a composer in search of performance possibilities.

Mr. Thomas Mann (BMI)
Austin, TX
Works in Member Catalog: 4

Composer and Performer in all styles and genres. Play Piano, Hammond Organ, Rhodes, Guitar and Electric Bass.

John R. McGinn (BMI)
Dept. Of Music, Austin College
900 N. Grand Ave., Suite 61634
Sherman, TX  75090
O: (903) 813-2462   F: (903) 813-2273

Composer, pianist, music director, assistant professor of theory/comp; creator of published piano reductions of works by composers John Adams (Nixon in China, Violin Concerto, Gnarly Buttons etc.) and Christopher Rouse (Trombone Concerto) for Boosey & Hawkes

Margaret Shelton Meier, Ph. D. (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 1
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Jean L Milew

Mr. Scott Aaron Miller, M.A. (ASCAP)
Medford, OR
H: (541) 941-8270
Works in Member Catalog: 5

Composer of classical music. Also cellist, kitharist and sometimes viola da gambist. Unsure.

Timothy Lee Miller (ASCAP)
52 Meadow Lake Drive
Mahwah, NJ  07430
H: (201) 962-3468   O: (201) 675-7096   F: (201) 786-9137
Works in Member Catalog: 15
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 2
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Composer of classical, jazz, film and video game music. Recordings available on ERM Media, Navona Records, Ansonica Records and Phoenix Classics. I may be available to help where needed in the New York/New Jersey area.

Michael Paul Mitchell (ASCAP)
Baton Rouge, LA
Works in Member Catalog: 4

I like to write contemporary music for a variety of media. I currently prefer instrumental music as I am an instrumentalist, I play French Horn and am currently working on my PhD Composition at Louisiana State University.

Jan Rugen Mittelstaedt (ASCAP)
Portland, OR
H: (503) 645-2066

Lisa Monde, Ph.D.

Musical Theatre. Original songs (music and lyrics).Musical soundtracks for theatre performances and tv.Classical symphonic music (such as Opera, Ballet). Clerical help

Dr. Richard Montalto (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 10

DMA Music Composition, University of North Texas; MA Composition, Tulane University; BA Theory and Composition, University of New Orleans; Past-President College Music Society Southern Chapter; Past-President Southeastern Composers League; Professor Emeritus, Mississippi University for Women

Patricia Morehead (ASCAP)
H: 1-705-635-2906

Composer of serious music (pardon the term), oboist, educator (Columbia College, Merit School of Music, Vermont MIDI)


Adam Scott Neal, PhD (BMI)

I primarily compose chamber music and video art. I also improvise and work with live electronics. I am one of the artistic directors of Terminus Ensemble (Atlanta) and am the Production Manager of the Charlotte New Music Festival (North Carolina). I am happy to assist with production needs for regional conferences, adjudication, etc.

Mary Lou Newmark (ASCAP)
Pacific Palisades, CA
H: (310) 230-0508
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Joseph Nocella
Prospect Park, PA
Works in Member Catalog: 4

Philadelphia composer/pianist studied composition with Romeo Cascarino. He studied voice with Dolores Ferraro and piano with Morton Berger, Temple Painter, Tom Lawton and jazz improvisation with Al Stauffer. Mr.Nocella received his Master of Music degree at Temple University where he studied composition with Robert Morgan, Clifford Taylor, Maurice Wright and Mathew Greenbaum. He attended master classes and lectures with Ned Rorem, David DelTredici, Robert Moog, Charles Dodge and John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. His music has been performed by the Concerto Soloists (now The Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra), The National Association of Composers USA, Temple University Composer Series, The Penn Alliance for American Music, Composer Services Inc. and the Crissey Concerts for Philadelphia Composers at the Settlement School.

Dr. Gary L. Noland, Ph.D. (BMI)
Lake Oswego, OR
H: (503) 635-1216   O: (503) 635-1216
Works in Member Catalog: 1

I am a full-time free-lance composer. I founded the Seventh Species composers concert series in San Francisco in 1990. Since that time I have organized over fifty concerts in the Bay Area and in different parts of Oregon I have been meeting with a group of composers in Portland, Oregon and there has been some discussion of forming a chapter. However, we would like to get more information on what would be required to do so.


Timothy Arliss O'Brien

I'm interested in composing, learning new instruments, and making instruments. I've been composing for 15 years, with emphasis in sacred music. I'm majoring in Theology and Counseling while still studying music as a hobby. Stage hand or other concert help.

Lester Orengo (ASCAP)
72 Rogers Lane
Middletown, RI  02842
H: (401) 619-4181
Works in Member Catalog: 1

Composer / Arranger (Classical / Latin Music)


John Patzlaff
Aberdeen, SD
Works in Member Catalog: 2

I am an instrumental and vocal music education major at Northern State University, but I also am very interested in composing. I have composed for many groups at our school, including small group, solo performances, and a one-act musical. I'd love to read scores, participate in score exchange, or contribute articles or materials

Dr. Keith Andrew Paulson-Thorp
Delray Beach, FL
H: (561) 499-0721

Director of Music, St Paul's Episcopal Church, Delray Beach; Organist, Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County (URJ); Organ, Harpsichord, violin, viola d'amore recitalist; choral and instrumental conductor.
Formerly music professor at Valparaiso University and the University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Eric Pham, M.M. (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA

Eric Pham is a performing composer who received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Production from Cal Poly Pomona and his Master of Music in Composition from The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB.

Beginning as a performer, Eric takes the hands-on approach to composition, typically involved in the live performances of his own works. Whether playing guitar, singing, playing arpeggione (bowed guitar), and/or sculpting sound through the use of Max/MSP or other sound-manipulation devices, Eric's participation in bringing his work to life is a large part of what makes his sound unique and captivating.

With an eclectic career thus far--having played in groups ranging from rock bands to classical ensembles, engineered and produced albums from both Pop and Art genres, and received an education through apprenticeship under renowned record producers and through earning a Master of Music degree in Composition--Eric has infiltrated, and been influenced by, both Popular Music and Art Music. With his current works, Eric draws upon all of these influences to blur the lines that divide the two realms, creating new potential for musical and artistic experiences. Beginning as a performer, Eric takes the hands-on approach to composition, typically involved in the live performances of his own works. Whether playing guitar, singing, playing arpeggione (bowed guitar), and/or sculpting sound through the use of Max/MSP or other sound-manipulation devices, Eric's participation in bringing his work to life is a large part of what makes his sound unique and captivating.
With an eclectic career thus far--having played in groups ranging from rock bands to classical ensembles, engineered and produced albums from both Pop and Art genres, and received an education through apprenticeships under renowned record producers as well as through earning a Master of Music degree in Composition--Eric has infiltrated, and been influenced by, both Popular Music and Art Music. With his current works, Eric draws upon all of these influences to blur the lines that divide the two realms, creating new potential for musical and artistic experiences.

Jeannie Gayle Pool (ASCAP)
P.O; Box 8144
La Crescenta, CA  91224-0144
O: (818) 606-5743
Works in Member Catalog: 2

Mark J Popeney (BMI)
H: (310) 895-8775
Works in Member Catalog: 20

I am currently a doctoral composition student at USC.

Dr. Deon Nielsen Price, DMA (ASCAP)
540-A Presidio Boulevard
San Francisco, CA  94129
H: (213) 309-8232   O: (310) 838-4465
Works in Member Catalog: 92
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 5

William Price (ASCAP)
2109 21st Ave S
Birmingham, AL  35223
Works in Member Catalog: 30


Ms. Lisa Renee Ragsdale (ASCAP)
2009 Bryant Ave. S
Apt. # 4
Minneapolis, MN  55405-2828
Works in Member Catalog: 54

As of May 20, 2017 my website has been "Parked" and is not accessible due to not having the funds to continue keeping it open.

Art I Resnick (BMI)
8622 N Endicott Ave
Portland, OR  97217
H: (503) 232-3832

Professional Jazz Pianist, Educator, Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator,BM in piano performance. I'm writing both jazz and modern classical pieces. organizing concerts, board meetings, some clerical

Claire Karst Rivero
Aiea, HI
O: (808) 295-7391
Works in Member Catalog: 8

Published composer, working in commercial, pop, and sacred choral.

BJ Rosco
Previous = 14401 Se Petrovitsky Rd.
Renton, WA  98058
H: (425) 687-8971   O: (206) 295-7805   F: (425) 687-8971

Visit my website BJR SPECTRAMUSIC.US.
For published works and click on links to companies.
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David Rubinstein (BMI)
H: (951) 444-6134   O: (951) 444-6134
Works in Member Catalog: 4
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 1

The publisher contact is listed incorrectly on some of the catalog pages. If you wish to contact me just use the above email address.

Ms. Vivian Adelberg Rudow (ASCAP)
211 Goodwood Gardens
Baltimore, MD  21210-2531
H: (410) 889-3939   O: (410) 889-3939
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 2

Freelance composer whose music has been performed around the world. One of a very few composers who has music skills to compose in classical acoustic and electro-acoustic music, and those combined genres Adelberg Rudow's music often expresses emotion, life experiences, and hopes and dreams.

Like Brahms and Bartók, who sometimes used folk music in their works,Vivian enjoys incorporating occasional pop rhythms and vocabulary into her works. Her latest commissions have been for boy choir music.
Visit The Vivian performance art video A Music Garden of Love

Christina S Rusnak (BMI)
Works in Member Catalog: 29

Composer Christina Rusnak seeks to integrate a sense of context into her music from a variety of sources including landscape, culture, history and art. Her goal is to compose music that is engaging as well as thought provoking.

An avid hiker, Ms. Rusnak has explored and composed for many of our national parks and wilderness areas. Her work has been performed at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, the Parma Music Festival and for the 12th Annual CSUF New Music Festival. Her music has been recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra and by Vocal Luna in Havana Cuba. Her essays on music and advocacy can be found on, New Music Box, and Oregon Arts Watch.

Originally from an old St. Louis beer family, Ms. Rusnak began creating music at age nine. She earned her Master’s degree in Composition is at the University of North Texas, and moved to Portland Oregon in 2012. Her works are available from Amazon, Naxos and Parma Recordings.


Mr. Paul Vincent Safar (BMI)
O: (541) 868-5725

I enjoy the integration of my two musical backgrounds:western classical and jazz/rock. My focus has been on theatrical,vocal and chamber music. Some of my heros are Beethoven and the Beatles. I value collaboration,cohesion and coincedences.

Frank Sartain
Works in Member Catalog: 6

I am interested in composing music for multiple genres. Some of these include Christian Rock, Jazz, Film, Video Games, Symphonic Music, etc. As a composer, I do not want to limit myself to composing for only one genre. I feel that the more well rounded I am, the better off I will be in this field. I am currently majoring in Music Composition at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Harold Schiffman (ASCAP)
2304 Don Andres Ave
Tallahassee, FL  32304
H: (850) 576-1633   F: (850) 574-1658

Karl J. Schmidt (ASCAP)
903 El Cajon Way
Palo Alto, CA  94303
H: (650) 856-7763   O: (650) 823-4326
Works in Member Catalog: 8

Dr. Tom Schnauber, Ph.D. (BMI)
101 Farnham St.
Belmont, MA  02478
H: (617) 484-1335
Works in Member Catalog: 9

Nico Schuler
Texas State University
School Of Music
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
O: (512) 245-3395
Works in Member Catalog: 1

research on modern music; computer-applications in music; methodology of music research; Volunteer: organize events for Texas chapter

Dr. Dan Senn
505 S 6th Street
Watertown, WI  53094

Max M Simoncic
2236 N San Jose St.
Stockton, CA  95204
H: (209) 465-4345
Works in Member Catalog: 2

As a founding member of California Composer's Consortium (CCC) we premiere works from new and established composers throughout the United States and encourage collaboration and reciprocation from guest artists. We welcome your inquiries.

Yan Skladman
Deerfield, IL
O: (847) 338-5868   F: (847) 948-0412

Yan Skladman was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1945. Soon after his birth his family moved to Lvov, Ukraine. There he was admitted to Kryshelnitskaja Musical Academy. In 1963, he successfully finished the academy with concentration in two instruments, piano and accordion. After the academy, Yan was admitted to the Lvov’s Conservatory where he studied until 1968. During his study at the conservatory he began composing. After graduating from the conservatory he worked for many years in Asia as a music professor. Many of his students became winners of major national competitions.In 1987, together with his wife, who is also a music professor, and daughter he immigrated to Chicago. For many years he has been performing in various cities like Las Vegas, Vienna (Austria), Rome (Italy) and many others. Yan has a perfect ear and compassion for writing and performing music. At present, Yan and his family reside in Chicago, USA. Competitions, concerts

Chad Skopp (BMI)
Oak Park, CA

Jerome Sorcsek (ASCAP)
Granada Hills, CA
Works in Member Catalog: 80

I am actively composing music mainly for small ensembles. I am interested in promoting live performances, especially for small audiences in small, non-traditional venues.

Greg A Steinke, Ph.D (ASCAP)
445 Sw Spindrift
Depoe Bay, OR  97541-9530
H: (541) 765-2406   O: (541) 418-1182   F: (541) 765-2406
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 2

Brandon Michael Stewart
Works in Member Catalog: 9

Brandon Michael Stewart (1985) is a composer/vocalist based in the less-than-sunny Pacific Northwest. He started his career as a clarinetist, dabbled in most of the instruments that constitute the concert band (some more successful than others), while ultimately focusing on composition and voice in his early twenties.

Brandon’s music is emotive to its very core. His emotional palette tends to occupy those colors which make up the darkest or brightest ends of the emotional spectrum. These colors are often made more potent using radical and sudden shifts in order to amplify the experience through contrast. As a result, his sonic style is rather eclectic as it must always serve the theme. Much of his inspiration is derived from the poetry of writers like Sara Teasdale, Christina Rossetti, the soldier poets of WWI, and the French Symbolists. The composers who inspire him reflect the eclecticism of his style and include Igor Stravinsky, George Crumb, and Arvo Pärt just to name a few.

Brandon completed an Associate of Arts degree at Clark College and his Bachelors of Music in Composition at Marylhurst University. During that time he studied composition with John F. Paul and Robert Priest. He studied voice with April Brookins Duvic and Jill Soltero.

Brandon's work has been performed by the Delphinium Quartet, Northwest New Music, the Oregon Chamber Players, KBOO radio, the Stravinsky Project (Ken Selden, dir.), the American Creators Chorus (Craig Hella Johnson, dir.) at the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival Composer Symposium, as well as during the Portland new music festival, March Music Moderne.

In addition to his composition career, Brandon is also an active vocalist in the Portland metropolitan area. Ensembles with which he has participated include Portland Summerfest's Opera in the Park, Portland Symphonic Choir, and BRAVO! Vancouver where he was a tenor soloist in their production of Leonard Bernstein's MASS and Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore.

Harvey J. Stokes (ASCAP)
1412 Hastings Drive
Hampton, VA  23663
H: (757) 768-6263   O: (757) 727-5410   F: (757) 727-5084
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Paul M. Stouffer (ASCAP)
Apt B130
1615 East Boot Road
West Chester, PA  19380
Works in Member Catalog: 21
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 2
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 2

Nathan J. Stumpff (ASCAP)
Northfield, VT

Stephen L. Syverud, Ph.D. (BMI)
130 Seventeenth St.
Wilmette, IL  60091-3220
H: (847) 251-1706


Hainu Tan, (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 1

Hainu Tan's musical style emanating from the interstices of eastern and western cultures that creates an irresistible and engrossing global conversation. Critically acclaimed for a “descriptive and highly innovative” musical voice by the Portland Press Herald, Tan’s musical canon includes the artful and imaginative melding of xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, and cymbals in her acclaimed “Hunting Fireflies”; flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano in the entrancing “Sound of Wind”; trumpet and trombone in the inspirational “Ballade pour L'Agneau”; orchestral work in the monumental and spectacular “Rhapsody in Red” from her extensive list of compositions, which may well soon be lauded as contemporary classics. Her works included herein merits not just listeners’ attention but their immersion into Tan’s unique musical milieu, for an experience praised by The American Prize as “virtuosic.” She studied under professor Samuel Adler of The Juilliard School of Music at the Freie Universität Berlin, earned a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Prize-winning composer and classical pianist with over twenty-seven years of training and performance experience. Exceptional academic performer with first class grade point averages at leading international music institutions and qualifications to teach in a wide range of composition skills. Accomplished musician with expertise in traditional Chinese instrumentation and culture and several years of teaching from graduate level musicologists to novice pianists. Produces ambitious and innovative work that wins awards at international level and demonstrates her commitment to develop further in the discipline.

Hainu Tan has received awards and honors from many organizations, including being the only Asian-born composer has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Composition—Chamber Music—Professional Division, the only Asian-born composer to be honored in the 2013 American Prize in Composition—Chamber Music—Professional Division, the first Chinese-born composer to be sole winner of the annual Bowdoin International Music Festival Composition Competition, and the only winner from mainland China in a field of 142 at the inaugural San Francisco International Center for the Arts Illuminations and Reflections competition for 21st Century Composition. Other awards include those from the 2010 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Commission Competition, the 2009 Earplay Donald Aird Memorial International Composers Competition, the 2009 California State University Statewide Research Competition, the 2009 California State University Los Angeles Scholarly Presentation Competition, the 2005 University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Composition Prize, the 2002-01 National Award and the 2002 Viacom Sumner Redstone Award and the 2001 Diligence Student Award from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. She has over 20 years of music teaching experience which includes composition, piano performance, music theory and analysis, ear training and solfège, harmony and counterpoint, instrumentation and orchestration, musical style analysis, music history and literature, world and folk music.

Hainu Tan's dream is to discover her own identity in the universe according to God's original specific purpose, respond in obedience to God's unique calling and plan for her life, and let the Lord Jesus Christ's love and light shine forth throughout the whole world. Through her music, she hopes to convey the way, truth, life, resurrection, faith, peace, blessings, and healing to the poor and the middle class and the rich, the hungry and the well-fed, children and adults, the elderly and youth, the weak and the strong, the sick and the healthy, the physically disabled and abled, the mentally ill and well, those who are alone and those in a community, the desperate and the hopeful, the brokenhearted and the joyful, the marginalized and the recognized, the unemployed and the promoted, the homeless and people with safe and happy homes, the past and present and future generations, who are from all around the world.

“We love because God first loved us.” (1 John 4:19 New International Version) Ms. Tan's greatest desire is the peaceful coexistence of people all over the world. She hopes in the future human society will gradually be integrated into one family: everyone keeps a pure heart to truly understand, care, and help one another and build each other up by pursuing kindness, goodness, gentleness, justice, righteousness, holiness, hope, love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, and self-control.

Dr. William Toutant
6509 Moorcroft Ave
Woodland Hills, CA  91303
H: (818) 887-5776
Works in Member Catalog: 1
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Dr Stephen Truelove, DMA
785 Twin Pines Circle
Ashland, OR  97520
H: (541) 488-5696
Works in Member Catalog: 92

I currently teach composition at Southern Oregon University, and am active as a composer, private teacher, and pianist.
Publications & Writings: “Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstuck XI: An Analysis of its Composition via a Matrix System of Serial Polyphony and the Translation of Rhythm into Pitch”, University Microfilms International, 1984. An article on the same subject was published in Vol. 36 #1 of Perspectives of New Music (Winter 1998). Essays, Commentary and Quotes in Quest of Evolutionary Aesthetics and Transformative Practices Regarding Artistic Creaton.
Compositions: Many solo piano scores; duo piano; orchestra; songs and song cycles; choral music; chamber music: various ensembles with 1 and 2 pianos, for strings, for brass quintet, for speaker and piano; solo instruments: flute, clarinet, cello, violin, viola, horn, saxophone, guitar, banjo, harpsichord, vibraphone; electronic media: synthesizer, computer, software; improvisational scores; recorded improvisations; music for ballet, film, theater, and a mixed media chamber opera, Flowers and Butterflies.

Larry S. Tuttle (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 7
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 7

I favor new symphonic music that leans towards the accessible. My pieces have won the Pittsburgh Symphony's 2014 Audience of the Future Composition Competition, and also the 2016 Keuris Composers Competition (second place - youth symphony division). I'm a big champion of youth orchestras.


Mr. R. Barry Ulrich

Retired High School Instrument Music teacher. Now composing and arranging. Play flute, oboe, sax. Webmaster, Southern Oregon Chapter.


Davide Verotta (ASCAP)
San Francisco, CA

Davide Verotta was born in a boring mid-sized Italian town close to Milano (Gallarate, one can Google-earth it), and moved to the much larger and very much more exciting San Francisco in his late twenties. He studied piano, and music, in Milano with Isabella Zielonka, Ernesto Esposito, and Giacinto Salvetti, and in San Francisco with Renee Witon, Peggy Salkind, Robert Helps, and Julian White. Composition is a more recent endeavor (with graduate studies at SFSU and UC Davis with Richard Festinger, Josh Levine, Kurt Rohde, and Laurie St. Martin), but it is little by little coming to dominate as his main musical interest. As a pianist he teaches, in his home and at the Community Music Center in San Francisco, and performs regularly in the Bay Area as a soloist, with multiple appearances at the Trinity Chamber, St. Timothy, Piedmont Piano, Chapel of the Chimes, and Lakeshore Presbyterian concert series. As a composer/pianist he studies the craft, performs his and others works (in particular, for the last three years, as a pianist with the San Francisco Composers' Chamber Orchestra), and writes for solo instruments, chamber, orchestra, and voice.

Dale E. Victorine
3709 Akron Way
San Jose, CA  95117
H: 14087681941
Works in Member Catalog: 16

Mark Vigil (BMI)
P. O. Box 8165
Coburg, OR  97408
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 4

composition, chess, skiing, classic rock, vegetarianism, geology, the state of Oregon, family


Anthony J. Wardzinski (BMI)
2145 N. Evergreen St
Burbank, CA  91505
H: (818) 390-1863
Works in Member Catalog: 5

Sarah Rose Weaver (ASCAP)
111 E. 14th Street, Pmb 279
New York, NY  10003

Network Music, Telematic Music, Electroacoustic Music, Contemporary Works for Solo/Chamber/Large Ensemble

Dr. David Werfelmann (ASCAP)
St. Louis, MO
O: (314) 246-7045

David Werfelmann is an award-winning American composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music whose works are widely performed and recorded by ensembles and soloists throughout the US, including, among many other professional and academic ensembles, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. His music is heard frequently at conferences and festivals, such as the NOW HEAR Festival, several North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States convention, the CSU Fullerton New Music Festival, the Berkeley Arts Festival, and the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. Musicians including Kim Reese, Sara Kind, Andrew Harrison, Alex Sellers, Rafael Liebich, Slipstream, the HOCKET piano duo, and the Hear Now Ensemble have commissioned works by David and frequently perform his music on solo and chamber concerts. David is an assistant professor of music at Webster University and has received music degrees from USC (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and Lawrence University (BM) and is also an active percussionist and committed educator.
leadership roles

Dr. Benjamin Williams (BMI)
1221 Cliffdale Dr
Clinton, MS  39056
H: (330) 268-2590

Mr. Chace Tylor Williams (ASCAP)
Tampa, FL, United States Of America
H: 813-695-4948
Works in Member Catalog: 1

I am a contemporary composer wishing to join so that I am eligible for competitions.

Michael Glenn Williams (BMI)
13900 Marquesas Way #4420
Marina Del Rey, CA  90292
H: (805) 499-1994   O: (805) 499-1994   F: (805) 499-1994
Works in Member Catalog: 8
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

Jeff Winslow
Portland, OR
H: (503) 283-6152

Composer and pianist
Something I find endlessly fascinating is the possibility of art song and choral music where there is
a flow of pungent and evocative harmony which is also a pleasure to sing with and against and among
and around. I remain in awe of my original inspirations from many years ago, Debussy and Mahler.
Someday, perhaps, I'll figure out which side of that fence to climb down.

John Winsor (ASCAP)
6317 Brynmawr Lane
Virginia Beach, VA  23464
H: (757) 424-4277   O: (757) 424-4277
Works in Member Catalog: 34
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 21
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

My writing resembles that of the neoclassicists. I use fairly constant meters and literal repetition of significant patterns. VMTA awards - 1992, 1994, 2004; Delius awards - 1992, 1995; Modern Music Festival 2000 film scoring prize; ForeWord Magazine Bronze Medal 2003; iUniverse Editor's Choice and Reader's Choice awards; ASCAP Plus awards; grants from Meet the Composer and the American Music Center. Member, Hardwick Chamber Ensemble ( There are MP3 and MIDI audio samples on my web site's "Audio Samples" page.

Betty R Wishart (ASCAP)

Rain Worthington (ASCAP)
Works in Member Catalog: 10
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 6
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 6

Composer of orchestral & chamber music


Nicholas Alan Yandell (ASCAP)
Portland, OR

Composition in all types of forms and mediums including vocal, purely acoustic instrumental, and electronic music; performance of music (primarily piano). Interest in writing about the philosophy of art music and its relevance to the cultural changes of the 21st century. I would be interested to know about opportunities to volunteer and would gladly help when available.

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John Winsor