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Piece Title : Eye Irascible
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Composer / Arranger : Riley, Steve (1964-)
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Steve Riley is an active musician in the areas of composition, performance and education. He holds a Bachelor of Percussion Performance from the University of Kansas where he studied percussion with George Boberg and composition with John Pozdro, James Barnes, and Boberg. As a composer, Mr. Riley has been a recipient of the 2001 Kansas Arts Commission Fellowship (Grant) for Music Composition, 3 ASCAP Plus Awards (2203-2005), 3rd Prize in the Tampa Bay Composers` Forum for Excellence in Chamber Music Composition, and he is also a two-time prize-winner in the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest (1st in 1988 and 3rd in 1999). He has many compositions published with C. Alan Publications, Ludwig Music Company, and Innovative Percussion, and his works have been performed at universities and other venues ardoun the world and at events such as the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the Society of Composers Incorporated Regional Conference. He is also a member of the Compposition Contest Committee for the Percussive Arts Society.

Mr. Riley has been commissioned by percussion instructors at two major universities in Kansas to write new works. Additionally, his composition Declarative Stances has been cited in John Beck`s Encyclopedia of Percussion as part of a group of works that are "significant contributions to percussion ensemble literature from its inception until the late 20th Century," and Gramophone magazine described his work Eye Irascible as a "mesmerizing narrative." He was formerly principal timpanist of the American Wind Symphony and the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, and is principal percussionist of the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra. In addition to musical theater, chamber and contemporary free-lance performing activity in Lawrence, Kansas City and Topeka areas, Steve maintains a large private studio of students who have achieved honors such as Band of America, KMEA soloists, KSHSAA State and District Concert/Jazz Band Selections and numerous first division ratings. A member of ASCAP, PAS and SCI, Steve is also a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a full-length solo CD of original pop music entitled Through Cells which he performs in the band Wryly Bent. Currently, he is the Adjunct Instructor of Percussion and Music Composition at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS ad the Drumline/Concert Percussion Instructor at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, KS.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
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C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

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