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Frank Ticheli composer Featured November 6, 2005

Frank Ticheli received his doctoral and master’s degrees in composition from The University of Michigan where he studied with William Albright, Leslie Bassett, William Bolcom, and George Wilson. He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition. He is widely known for his works for concert band, many of which have become standards in the repertoire. In addition, Ticheli has a substantial body of orchestral music that has received considerable recognition in the U.S. and Europe. Awards for his music include two from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Walter Beeler Memorial Prize, and First Prize awards in the Texas Sesquicentennial Orchestral Composition Competition, and Virginia CBDNA Symposium for New Band Music. Commissions and grants have come from Chamber Music America, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Revelli Foundation, Kappa Kappa Psi, City of San Antonio, Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Michigan, University of Miami, Indiana Bandmasters Association, and many others.