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Cindy McTee (1953-     )

Cindy McTee, composerHailed by critics as a composer whose music reflects a "charging, churning celebration of the musical and cultural energy of modern-day America," Cindy McTee "brings to the world of concert music a fresh and imaginative voice." McTee has received numerous awards for her music, most significantly the third annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award, a "Creative Connections Award" from Meet The Composer, two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Composers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was also winner of the 2001 Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition, and in 2002 was selected to participate with the National Symphony Orchestra in "Music Alive," a residency program sponsored by Meet The Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League. McTee has been commissioned by the Detroit, Houston, Amarillo, Dallas, and National Symphony Orchestras, Bands of America, the American Guild of Organists, the Barlow Endowment, the College Band Directors National Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Her music has been performed by leading orchestras, bands, and chamber ensembles in Japan, South America, Europe, Australia, and the United States in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Sydney Opera House. Among the many ensembles to have performed her music are: the Pacific Symphony, the North Texas and Dallas Wind Symphonies, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo's NHK Symphony Orchestra, London's Philharmonia Orchestra, the United States Army Field Band, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and the symphony orchestras of Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Rochester, Saint Louis, San Antonio, Seattle, and Sydney. She has taught at the University of North Texas since 1984 where she is currently Regents Professor of Music.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            McTee Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Three Miniatures, clarinet (1973)
Two Blind Mice, flute and piano (1974)
Trio (1975)
Organism, organ (1975)
Music for 48 Strings, Percussion, and Piano (1975)
Dialogue, [ensemble???] (1976)
String Quartet No. 1 (1976)
Eatonville, jazz band (1976)
Chord, flute (1977)
Sonic Shades, band (1977)
Unisonance, orchestra (1978)
Piano Percussion Piece (1979)
Song of Creation, chorus (1979)
Capriccio, harpsichord (1979)
A Bird Came Down the Walk, voice and piano (1979)
King Lear Fragments, baritone, bass flute and percussion (1980)
Gloria, chorus (1981)
Wind Quintet No. 1 (1981)
Psalm 100, chorus (1982)
Songs of Spring and the Moon, chamber ensemble (1983)
Frau Musica, choir and orchestra (1983)
A Mighty Fortress is Our God (arr.), chorus (1984)
Psalm 142: Threnody, voice and organ (1984)
Octonal Escalade, trumpet ensemble (1985)
On Wings of Infinite Night, orchestra (1985)
Images, horn and piano (1987)
Circle Music I, viola and piano (1988)
Circle Music II, flute and piano (1988)
Circle Music III, bassoon and piano (1988)
Circle Music IV, horn and piano (1988)
Metal Music, computer music on CD (1989)
Circuits, orchestra (1990; arr. for wind ensemble, 1990)
Eight Études, 4 instruments and computer music on CD (1991)
Circle Music V, trombone and tape (1992)
Études, alto saxophone and computer music on CD (1992)
"M" Music, computer music on CD (1992)
The Twittering Machine, chamber orchestra, or chamber ensemble (1993)
California Counterpoint: The Twittering Machine, wind ensemble (1993)
Capriccio per Krzysztof Penderecki, violin (1993)
Fantasia, organ (1993)
Stepping Out, flute and percussion (1993)
Soundings, band (1995)
Changes, cello and bass (1996)
Einstein's Dreams, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone and piano (1996)
Agnus Dei, organ (1998)
Pathfinder, orchestra (1999)
Timepiece, orchestra (2000; arr. for wind symphony, 2001)
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra (2002)
Adagio, string orchestra (2002; arr. for string quartet, 2003)
Ballet for Band (2004)
Fanfare for Trumpets, 2 trumpets or trumpet ensemble (2004)
Einstein's Dream, string orchestra, percussion and computer music on CD (2004)
Finish Line, orchestra (2005; arr. for wind symphony, 2006)
Fanfare for Trombones, 2 trombones or trombone ensemble (2007)
Solstice for Trombone and Orchestra (2007)
Bricolage, flute and computer music on CD (2008)
The Unquestioned Answer, orchestra (2009) [used as first movement of "Double Play", 2010]
Tempus Fugit, orchestra (2010) [second movement of "Double Play", 2010]
Double Play, orchestra (2010)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            McTee Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Music for 48 Strings, Percussion, and Piano (1975)
Unisonance, orchestra (1978)
On Wings of Infinite Night, orchestra (1985)
Circuits, orchestra (1990; arr. for wind ensemble, 1990)
The Twittering Machine, chamber orchestra, or chamber ensemble (1993)
Pathfinder, orchestra (1999)
Timepiece, orchestra (2000; arr. for wind symphony, 2001)
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra (2002)
Adagio, string orchestra (2002; arr. for string quartet, 2003)
Einstein's Dream, string orchestra, percussion and computer music on CD (2004)
Finish Line, orchestra (2005; arr. for wind symphony, 2006)
The Unquestioned Answer, orchestra (2009) [used as first movement of "Double Play", 2010]
Tempus Fugit, orchestra (2010) [second movement of "Double Play", 2010]
Double Play, orchestra (2010)

Band
Eatonville, jazz band (1976)
Sonic Shades, band (1977)
Circuits, orchestra (1990; arr. for wind ensemble, 1990)
California Counterpoint: The Twittering Machine, wind ensemble (1993)
Soundings, band (1995)
Timepiece, orchestra (2000; arr. for wind symphony, 2001)
Ballet for Band (2004)
Finish Line, orchestra (2005; arr. for wind symphony, 2006)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Solstice for Trombone and Orchestra (2007)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Frau Musica, choir and orchestra (1983)

Choral
Song of Creation, chorus (1979)
Gloria, chorus (1981)
Psalm 100, chorus (1982)
A Mighty Fortress is Our God (arr.), chorus (1984)

Chamber
Trio (1975)
Dialogue, [ensemble???] (1976)
String Quartet No. 1 (1976)
Piano Percussion Piece (1979)
Wind Quintet No. 1 (1981)
Songs of Spring and the Moon, chamber ensemble (1983)
Octonal Escalade, trumpet ensemble (1985)
Eight Études, 4 instruments and computer music on CD (1991)
The Twittering Machine, chamber orchestra, or chamber ensemble (1993)
Stepping Out, flute and percussion (1993)
Changes, cello and bass (1996)
Einstein's Dreams, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone and piano (1996)
Adagio, string orchestra (2002; arr. for string quartet, 2003)
Fanfare for Trumpets, 2 trumpets or trumpet ensemble (2004)
Fanfare for Trombones, 2 trombones or trombone ensemble (2007)

Brass
Octonal Escalade, trumpet ensemble (1985)
Fanfare for Trumpets, 2 trumpets or trumpet ensemble (2004)
Fanfare for Trombones, 2 trombones or trombone ensemble (2007)

Solo Instrument
Three Miniatures, clarinet (1973)
Two Blind Mice, flute and piano (1974)
Chord, flute (1977)
Images, horn and piano (1987)
Circle Music I, viola and piano (1988)
Circle Music II, flute and piano (1988)
Circle Music III, bassoon and piano (1988)
Circle Music IV, horn and piano (1988)
Circle Music V, trombone and tape (1992)
Études, alto saxophone and computer music on CD (1992)
Capriccio per Krzysztof Penderecki, violin (1993)
Bricolage, flute and computer music on CD (2008)

Piano/Organ/Harpsichord
Organism, organ (1975)
Piano Percussion Piece (1979)
Capriccio, harpsichord (1979)
Fantasia, organ (1993)
Agnus Dei, organ (1998)

Vocal
A Bird Came Down the Walk, voice and piano (1979)
King Lear Fragments, baritone, bass flute and percussion (1980)
Psalm 142: Threnody, voice and organ (1984)

Electronic
Metal Music, computer music on CD (1989)
Eight Études, 4 instruments and computer music on CD (1991)
Circle Music V, trombone and tape (1992)
Études, alto saxophone and computer music on CD (1992)
"M" Music, computer music on CD (1992)
Einstein's Dream, string orchestra, percussion and computer music on CD (2004)
Bricolage, flute and computer music on CD (2008)


Trio (1975) ???
Dialogue, [ensemble???] (1976)


McTEE  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
The Art and Science of Music (Kelley Reese, UNT Resource)
A Dream of Music and Technology - Interview (LeAnn Binford, PlaybillArts)
Einstein's Legacy (Cindy McTee, Imagine)
Gender and Music Composition: A Personal Perspective (Cindy McTee, Society for American Music)
UNT Professor Earns Top Composition Honor (Pete Freedman, Dallas Observer)
What Role Has Theory Played in Your Compositions ... ? (Cindy McTee, NewMusicBox)

Composer's website        . . . contact Cindy McTee: mctee@unt.edu

McTee @ American Music Center
McTee @ Steven Bryant
McTee @ Classical Archives
McTee @ Detroit Symphony/Elaine Lebenbom Award Winners
McTee @ Dilettante Music
McTee @ eConcertBand.com
McTee @ The New York Times
McTee @ REC Music Foundation /The Lied and Art Song Texts Page
McTee @ Springfield Symphony Orchestra
McTee @ University of North Texas    also     here
McTee @ The Wind Repertory Project

Publisher
McTee @ Bill Holab Music
McTee @ Theodore Front Musical Literature/Rondure Music Publishing

Streaming Audio
McTee @ Composer's website
McTee @ Classical Archives
McTee @ last.fm
McTee @ Rhapsody
McTee @ Run N' Gun Media

Recordings
McTee @ ArkivMusic
McTee @ ClassicsOnline
McTee @ GIA Publications

Video
McTee @ YouTube
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