Jane Brockman
 Jane Brockman
Raised in upstate New York, Jane Brockman is the first woman to have earned a Doctorate in Music Composition in the 150-year history of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also studied in Paris with Max Deutsch on a Fulbright/Alliance Franšaise fellowship and in Vienna on a Rackham Prize fellowship. She has been awarded honors and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony (3 years), the State of Connecticut, Meet the Composer, and the Composers Conference (directed by Mario Davidovsky). Her first orchestra piece won the Sigvald Thompson Prize for orchestral composition. Brockman's mentors include Pulitzer Prize winners Ross Lee Finney and Leslie Bassett, as well as George Balch Wilson, Wallace Berry and Eugene Kurtz.
Brockman taught music theory and composition at the University of Connecticut for 9 years, where she founded the University's Computer Music Studio and produced electronic music concerts She has also been on the faculties of the Hartt School of Music, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Michigan. She was one of four composers selected nationally for a Sundance Institute Film Composers' Lab fellowship, working with Henry Mancini, Bruce Broughton, Alan Sylvestri, David Newman and the Utah Symphony.

Afterward, she left her tenured professorship at the University of Connecticut to freelance as a composer in the Los Angeles area, writing concert music and scoring low budget films and television.

Today, in Santa Monica, her focus is entirely on concert music. That work is informed by the diversity of her experience with other media: dance, film, and television, as well as the formal structure of academia. Her music is recorded on the Leonarda, Opus One, Coronet, Drimala and Capstone labels, and published by Arsis Press, Washington, D.C. and Diaphanous Music, which is distributed by Theodore Front Musical Literature Inc. Her music has been in the touring repertoires of Continuum and the New Music Consort in NYC, and virtuoso clarinetists F. Gerard Errante, William Powell. and Roslyn Dunlop.

She has served on the Boards of Directors of New York's Composers Concordance, as well as Women in Film, and the Society of Composers and Lyricists in Los Angeles. She also served for three years on review panels for the National Endowment for the arts, Washington, D.C. and produced concerts with the Local Composers Ensemble.

http://www.janebrockman.org/
Solo
Character Sketches (1983) piano
first and second movements
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third movement
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Tell-Tale Fantasy (1978) piano
Duet
Shadows (1982) flute and clarinet
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Music for Clarinet and Piano (1981) clarinet and piano
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Trio
Nibiru Trio (2001) arrangement for alto saxophone, violin and piano
Nibiru Trio (1999) clarinet, violin and piano
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Divergencies (1975) flute, soprano saxophone, and piano
Quartet
Two Piano Quartet (1980) two pianos, flute, and 'cello
Orchestral
Prelude to Nibiru (1999) Orchestra (3333,4331,4, pno, hp, strings)
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Starsail (1987/1998) Chamber Orchestra flute, oboe, harp, one percussionist & strings
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Perihelion II (1985) String Orchestra
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Perihelion I (1985) String Orchestra and Computer-Generated Sounds
Autumnal Contrasts (1983) Wind Ensemble (30 Players)
Electronic
Circles in the Sun (2002) Clarinet Solo with Prerecorded Electronics on CD
I. Circles in the Ruins
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II. Circles in the Sky
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III. Circles in the Sun
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Tagore Songs (1997) Clarinet Solo with Prerecorded Electronics on CD
I: A lurid glow waxes & wanes on the horizon...what was sorrow has become peace.
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II. Swept by the mad cadence of the storm
III. Reflected from a far off world...and vanished!
IV: Where roads are made, I lose my way...
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Tenacious Turns (1991) Clarinet with Pitch-to-MIDI Converter and Prerecorded CD
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Landscapes (1990) Piano and Prerecorded Electronics on CD
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Ningana (1989) Clarinet with pitch-to-MIDI converter and CD
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Kurzweil Etudes(1986) Kurzweil 250 digital synthesizer
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Group 2
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Group 3
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Refracting Time (1984) two synthesizers and digitally-processed french horn
Brinkscape (1983) Synclavier-based Digital Sound with live French Horn
Descent into the Malestrom (1982) Computer-generated tape and percussion (timpani, vibraphone)

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