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John Webber

Composer

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Afterserving in the Royal Marines Band Service (UK Ministry of Defense) for nine years Dr. Webber (born 1949) spent two years as an undergraduate student in Cologne, Germany and then another five years engaged in graduate work in the United States.

Since then he has composed conducted and taught in Britain, Germany and the U.S. He has founded and directed several orchestras and his music has been heard on radio and television both in Europe and the U.S. He is published by Arsis Press, Anglo-American Music Publishers and his own Webber Music.

  • resume/c.v.

    John Webber - Resume/C.V.

    CONTACT:
    https://webbermusic.com/contact

    EDUCATION:

    1972-74 Konservatorium and Musikhochschule, Koeln, Germany
    1974-75 Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, USA.
    1975-76 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, USA.
    1976-77 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    1977-79 The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA.

    ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA:
    Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Music Composition
    INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA:
    Master of Arts (MA) - Music Theory and Composition
    TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC, LONDON:
    Fellow of Trinity College, London (FTCL) - Music Theory and Composition
    Licentiate of Trinity College, London (LTCL) - Flute Teaching
    KONSERVATORIUM DER STADT KOELN - GERMANY
    Diploma in Flute Performance

    LANGUAGES:
    German (fluent written/spoken)

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:
    BMI Affiliate (Broadcast Music Incorporated, NY.)
    Listed in 'Who's Who in American Music' (1985 Edition)
    Listed in 'The International Who's Who in Music' (1988 and 1996 Editions)

    MILITARY CAREER:
    1963-72 Nine years in the Royal Marines Band Service playing Flute and Piano.
    Performed at various functions and concerts throughout the UK and overseas.

    CIVILIAN CAREER:
    2010-present: semi-retired, available for some part-time work as composing permits.
    2007/2010 PART TIME INSTRUCTOR Kalamazoo College Music Department teaching composition and improvisation.
    2006 Spring - PART TIME INSTRUCTOR Western Michigan University School of Music Teaching Aural Comprehension.
    2000/ 2005 MUSIC DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER - Ithaca Community Orchestra.
    2000/2003 PART-TIME TEACHER - Gossett Center, Ithaca, NY, Teaching music appreciation.
    2000/2002 INSTRUCTOR - Ithaca Music Academy, Ithaca, NY. Teaching piano, flute, theory, composition, improvisation & ensemble workshops.
    1996-99 LECTURER (PART-TIME) - Highbury College (UK) Taught music theory, private flute and piano lessons.
    1995/2000 MUSIC DIRECTOR/ADMINISTRATOR - Portsmouth New Music Orchestra (UK)
    1994-95 LECTURER (PART-TIME) - University of Southampton (UK) Taught music theory.
    1992-94 MUSIC DIRECTOR - Absolute Theatre Company, Hendersonville, NC.
    1985-88 INSTRUCTOR - The Crowden School, Berkeley, California, USA. Taught
    music theory, composition, harmony, counterpoint, ear-training, musicianship,
    conducting and ensemble coaching, private flute and piano lessons.
    1983-85 MUSIC DIRECTOR - Falls Church Civic Band, Falls Church, VA.
    1981-85 MUSIC DIRECTOR/ADMINISTRATOR - New Music Orchestra of Washington, DC.
    1979-81 INSTRUCTOR - Music Schools in Bonn, Bruehl, Wesseling and
    Koenigswinter, West Germany, also at the Ursulinen Gymnasium, Hersel.
    Responsible for teaching music theory, composition, appreciation, improvisation,
    20th Century music, keyboard harmony and conducting school orchestras.
    1977-79 GRADUATE ASSISTANT - Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Taught music theory, keyboard harmony, ear training.
    1976-77 TEACHING FELLOW - University of Pittsburgh. Same duties as above.
    1975-76 GRADUATE ASSISTANT - Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Taught flute and chamber music.
    1974-75 JUNIOR FACULTY - Boston Conservatory of Music. Taught flute.
    1972-73 INSTRUCTOR - Musikschule der Stadt Bonn, W. Germany. Taught flute, private flute and piano lessons.

    SHORT COMPOSER RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS/GUEST LECTURES

    MIT Dramashop 1975
    Siegerland Orchester, Germany 1980
    Collegium Musicum, Universität, Bonn, Germany 1980
    Folger Theatre Company 1984
    Randolph County Schools NC 1993
    COMA, Basingstoke, England 1999
    Various Schools, Portsmouth area, England 1995-2000
    Roberts School, Syracuse, NY 2001
    Cornell University, Music Dept., 2001

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    UK Driver’s Licence (No Endorsements).
    Michigan USA Driver's Licence.
    Health - Good; Non-Smoker.

  • premieres

    John Webber - Premiere
    Cat No, Title, Performer, Location, Date
    200307, BURLESCA, Ithaca Community Orchestra, Lakeside Nursing Home, Ithaca, NY, 2003
    197506, CALVARY AND THE RESURECTION, MIT Dramashop, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1976
    198805, CELLO SONATA, Trinity Concert Series, Berkeley, CA, 1986
    199205, CHRISTMAS CAROL, Absolute Theatre Company, Hendersonville, NC, 1992
    198402, CLARINET QUINTET, Chesapeake String Quartet Jerry Hall, Alexandria, VA, 1985
    199901, CONCERTINUO, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1999
    199907A, CRAZY JANE songs, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, Nelson High School, Portsmouth, England, 1997
    198209, DOUBLE CONCERTO, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 1982
    199503, DUKKHA, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1995
    197903, E TENEBRIS, Pëdagogische Hochschule Orchester, Pëdagogische Hochschule Bonn, West Germany, 1979
    199604, EIGHT VIOLETS, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1996
    198104, EKLEKTIKOS, Siegerland Orchester, West German Radio, Cologne, W. Germany, 1982
    198804, EPITAPHS, Debra Golata, Berkeley, CA, 1988
    198106, FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, Colloquium Musicum, Bonn University, W. Germany, 1981
    200409, FANFARE SUITE, Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra, Binghamton, NY, 2005
    199601, FIVE OSTINATOS, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1996
    198602, FOUR SERENDES, Trinity Concert Series, Berkeley, CA, 1986
    198607, HORN SONATA, Trinity Concert Series, Berkeley, CA, 1986
    198211, JESUS PRAYED FOR HIS DISCIPLES, St. James’ Church Choir, James’ Church, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 1982
    199703, KUBLA KHAN, Portsmouth New Music orchestra Purbrook Park School, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1997
    199301, LITTLE PRINCES, Absolute Theatre Company, Hendersonville, NC, 1993
    197501, MACDOWELL’s TRIBUTE, Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA, 1974
    199911, MICROCOSM, Graham Williams, London, England, 1999
    199602A, MINIATURES, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1996
    199602B, MINIATURES, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1996
    199506, NETZACH, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1995
    199904A, NONSENSE SONGS I, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, St Paul’s School, Paulsgrove Community Centre, England, 1994
    199904B, NONSENSE SONGS II, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, St Paul’s School, Paulsgrove Community Centre, England, 1994
    197603, OCCENTARE, Student Recital, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1976
    197601, ON CHARLES IVES’ BIRTHDAY, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., Market Five Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1976
    197602, PASSACAGLIA AND FUGUE, Student Recital, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1976
    198210, PERMUTATIONS, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., Market Five gallery, Washington, D.C., 1982
    198309, PTOLOMY’S JOURNAL, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 1983
    199605, SHAKESPEARE SONGS, Portsmouth New Music orchestra Stamshaw School, Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1996
    198907, SINFONIETTA FOR THIRTY THREE, College Preparatory School Orchestra, Berkeley, CA, 1989
    198708, SNOW WHITE AND THE THREE PIGS, Crowden School, Crowden School, Berkeley, CA, 1987
    198311, SONG OF SONGS, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C. Christ Church Choir, Church of the Resurrection, Washington, D.C., 1983
    199808, ST JUDE, Portsmouth District Composer’s Alliance, Gosport, England, 1998
    197405, STRING QUARTET NO 1, Ziegler Concerts, Bonn, W. Germany,  , 1974
    199608, THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, Portsmouth New Music orchestra Stamshaw School, Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1996
    198113, THE NATIVITY, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., St. James’ Church Choir, James’ Church, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 1981
    198212, THE TEMPEST, Folger Theatre Group, Folger Shakespeare Library, 1982
    198401, THREE CONCERT PIECES, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 1984
    200412, THREE LATIN DANCES, Ithaca Community Orchestra, Ithaca, NY, 2004
    198110, THREE SYMPHONIC MOVEMENTS, New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., Market Five gallery, Washington, D.C., 1981
    197507, TRIO, Faculty Trio, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1976
    199805, TRYPTICH, Portsmouth New Music orchestra, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, England, 1998
    198601, VARIATIONS FOR ORCHESTRA no. 2, The Crowden School, Crowden School, Berkeley, CA, 1986

  • works conducted

    John Weber - Works Conducted
    Alan Hoddinott, Viola Concertino, Orchestra
    Bartok, Rumanian Dances, Orchestra
    Bernstein, Candide Overture, Band
    Bizet, L'Arlessienne Suite, Orchestra
    Boyce, Symphonies, Orchestra
    Clara Lyle Boone, Motive and Chorale, Orchestra
    Clara Lyle Boone, The Anunciation of Spring, Orchestra
    Copland, An Outdoor Overture, Orchestra, Band
    David Owens, Psalm for Strings, Orchestra
    Debussy, Suite Bergamasque, Orchestra, Arrangement
    Debussy, Two Arabesques, Orchestra, Arrangement
    Delius, Walk to the Paradise Garden, Orchestra
    Elgar, Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Orchestra, Band
    Faure, Pavane, Orchestra
    Frances McKay, Echoes from beyond the Sound Barrier, Orchestra, premiere
    Frank, Petite Pieces, Orchestra
    Gary Hull, Concerto for Brass & Orch, Orchestra, premiere
    Gary Hull, Exposition for Orchestra, Orchestra, premiere
    Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue from piano, Orchestra, Band
    Goldsmith, Star Trek, Orchestra
    Gould, An American Salute, Band
    Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite, Band
    Grieg, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Orchestra, ArrangementHolst, Country Song, Orchestra
    Holst, Marching Song, Orchestra
    Holst, St. Paul's Suite, Orchestra, Band
    Holst, Suite in E flat, Band
    Holst, Suite in F, Band
    Ives, Symphony no 3, Orchestra
    Jarnefeldt, P araeludium, Orchestra
    Jarre, Lawrence of Arabia, Band
    John Furth, O. Kokoschka: die Windsbraut, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, Burlesca for Violin & Orchestra, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, DoubleConcerto gamba&hrpschd, Orchestra, Chorus, premiere
    John Webber, Dukkha, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, Eklektikos, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, Konzertstueck #1 fl clt & orch, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, Konzertstueck #2 vla vc & orch, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, Orchestra Variations #1, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, Orchestra Variations #2, Orchestra, premiere
    John Webber, Snow White & the 3 Pigs children's opera, Orchestra, Chorus, Premiere
    John Webber, The Nativity Liturgical Opera, Orchestra, Chorus, premiere
    John Webber, The Song of Songs Oratorio, Orchestra, Chorus, premiere
    John Webber, Three Synphonic Movements, Orchestra, premiere
    Joseph Santo, Correspondances sop & orch, Orchestra, premiere
    Joseph Santo, In Nocturno tenor & orch, Orchestra, premiere
    Joseph Santo, Mouvementes Concertantes, Orchestra, premiere
    JS Bach, Inventions, Orchestra, Arrangement
    JS Bach, Partita no 1, Orchestra, Arrangement
    JS Bach, Suite in B minor, Orchestra, Arrangement
    Leroy Anderson, Irish Suite, Band
    MacDowell, Woodland Sketches, Orchestra, Arrangement
    Maxwell Davis, The RainbowChildren's Opera, Orchestra, Chorus,
    Morris Surdin, Concerto for Mandolin & Strings, Orchestra, U.S. premiere
    Mozart, Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman, Orchestra, Arrangement
    Mozart, Symphony in G minor #40, Orchestra
    Paul Pillott, Passacaglia, Orchestra, premiere
    Philip Drew, Paper Mill Lock, Orchestra, premiere
    Philip Drew, The Bells, Orchestra, Chorus, premiere
    Prokoffieff, Peter and the Wolf, Orchestra
    Ravel, Pavanne, Orchestra
    Rebecca Williams, The Coast Dreamers sop&orch, Orchestra, premiere
    Richard Rogers, Cinderell musical, Orchestra, Chorus,
    Rimsky Korsakov, Cortage form Mlada, Band
    Satie, Three Gymnopaedes, Orchestra, Arrangement
    Shostakovitch, Festival Overture, Orchestra, Band
    Sousa, Marches, Orchestra, Band
    Strauss J., Waltzes, Orchestra, Band
    Svendsen, Kronungs Marsch, Orchestra
    Ulf Grahn, The Wind of Dawn orch & tape, Orchestra
    Van de Vate, Gema Java, Orchestra, premiere
    Van de Vate, Variations for Orchestra, Orchestra
    Vaughn Williams, Folk Song Suite, Orchestra, Band
    Vaughn Williams, The Lark Ascending, Orchestra
    Violeta Dinescu, Memories for String Orchestra, Orchestra
    Virgil Thomson, The Plough that Broke the Plains, Orchestra
    Wayne Barlow, Winter's Past, Orchestra
    Winifred Hyson, Suite for Orchestra, Orchestra
    Wolf-Ferrari, Susanna's Secret Overture, Orchestra

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