Richard Grayson's Curriculum Vitae, January, 2004


Ph.D. (music composition) UCLA, 1969
M.A. (music composition) University of Chicago, 1963
B.A. (with honors in music) UCLA, 1962

Teaching positions

Crossroads School, New Roads School
September, 2001, Teacher of Music Theory and Piano Skills
Prof. of Music, Emeritus
Occidental College (1969-2001)

Partial list of awards and scholarships, commissions:

Commission of electronic organ piece for World Music Fest., Japan (2001)
Commission of electronic organ piece by Yamaha Music Fdn., Japan (1991)
Centennial commission from Occidental College (1987)
Member of executive board, Monday Evening Concerts [LACMA] (1971-86)
Composition grant, National Endowment for the Arts (1976)
Faculty Achievement Award, Occidental College (1972)
Fulbright Fellowship to Brussels; studies with Henri Pousseur (1965-66)
Composition Scholarship, Berkshire Music Festival, Tanglewood (1964)
Graduate Fellowship, The University of Chicago, (1962-63)
Scholarship, Music Academy of the West (1962)

Recordings of compositions

Aurore (flute, clarinet, harp, piano, violin, cello)) Orion Records #80397
Promenade (two amplified accordions) Orion Records #77263
Live Electronic Music, Orion Records #74142, includes:
Rain (piano, ring modulator, tape delay)
Homage to J.S. Bach (harpsichord, tape delay)
Ostinato (two synthesizers, sequencer)
Meadow Music (piano)
Shoot the Piano Player (Electronic Music Foundation CD 020)
Mr. 528 (Electronic Music Foundation CD 020)

Recordings as a pianist

Music of Imbrie, Rosenman, Orion Records #73107 (with Robert Gross, violin)
Music of Roy Travis (African Sonata) (Orion Records #73121)
Music of de la Vega, Rosen (Orion Records #73110) (with R. Gross)
Music of Dallapiccola, Schoenberg, Webern, (Orion Records #74147) (with R. Gross)
Music of Ives, de la Vega, Gross (Orion Records #76239)
Music of Leonard Rosenman (Delos Records #25432)

Highlights from list of concerts and public performances

Concert of improvisation and Visual-Electronic pieces, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2001
Three Electronic pieces performed at Antheil Concert, UMass Lowell, November, 1999
Curitiba, Brazil, Jan.1996: Concerts and classes in improvisation, Oficina da Musica Festival
Curitiba, Brazil, Jan.1995: Concerts and classes in improvisation, Oficina da Musica Festival
Featured soloist at National Piano Pedagogy Convention, 1997 (Philadelphia)
Featured soloist at National Piano Pedagogy Convention, 1994 (Chicago)
Tokyo, Japan, August, 1991: Concerts, workshops, commission, for Yamaha Music Fdn.
Tokyo, Japan, August, 1988: Concerts and workshops in improvisation for Yamaha Music Fdn.
Concerts for Music Teachers Assoc. of California, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003.
Solo improvisation concert for Bach Festival, Eugene, Oregon, 1996.
Hundreds of concerts at High Schools, Colleges and Universities.
Concerts and teaching in Japan 2006-2009; Taiwan, 2008; Shanghai, 2009

Frequently taught courses: Theory, composition, orchestration, improvisation, world music, chamber music

Specializations: Composition, keyboard improvisation, live electronic music performance

Adjudicator and Clinician, Yamaha Music Education Division