Piano Quintets



First name: John
Last name: Melby
Dates: 1941
Category: Quintet
Nationality: American
Opus name: Piano Quintet (2016)
Peculiarities: http://www.johnmelby.com/complist.html https://composers.com/search/site?keys=piano+quintet&=Apply
Information: Composer website: http://www.johnmelby.com/ Born in 1941 in Whitehall, Wisconsin, John Melby was brought up in Pulaski, Tennessee, where he began his musical studies as a trombonist/violinist/violist while still a child. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music, from which he earned the Diploma (1964) and B.Mus. (1966); the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. in composition, 1967), where he studied composition with Henry Weinberg and George Crumb; and the Music Department of Princeton University (M.F.A., 1971; Ph.D.,1972--both in composition); his composition teachers there were Peter Westergaard, J. K. Randall, and Milton Babbitt. He taught from 1971 until 1973 at West Chester State College (now West Chester University) in Pennsylvania. In 1973 he was appointed to the Composition/Theory faculty in the School of Music of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was Professor of Music until his retirement in August of 1997 and where he now holds the title of Professor Emeritus. John Melby lives in Salem, Massachusetts. (http://www.johnmelby.com/jbmbiog.html)