Moon Thoughts: Five Pieces for Solo Piano
The Moon is a Gong
The Moon is a Skull
The Moon is a Candle Light
The Moon is a Scarab
The Moon is a Flower
Stephen Gryc was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1949. He received his professional training at the University of Michigan, earning his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1983. He has studied composition with William Albright, Leslie Bassett and William Bokom. He is currently Associate Professor of Music Composition and Theory at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford where he has served as Chairman of the Composition Department, Director of the Hartt Contemporary Players, Director of the Institute for Contemporary American Music, and Co-Director of the Center for Computer and Electronic Music. He has received grants and fellowships from the ASCAP Foundation, The Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, and the University of Hartford. His awards include the 1986 Rudolf Nissim Prize in orchestral music. His works have been performed by such American ensembles as the Kansas City Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra and by European performers such as the
Agon Percussion Quartet of Prague. Stephen Gryc’s music is published by Alphonse Leduc, Robert King, Vivace Press, Windsor Music and is recorded on the Opus One label.