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Richard Gardzina: Bio

M.A. Music Composition, University of New Hampshire
B.A. Music Composition, University of North Texas
Berklee School of Music

Woodwinds (flute, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, composer, arranger, instrumentalist at award winning Rocking Horse Studio, Pittsfield, NH

GIGS

Clubs, concert halls, outdoor festivals, and shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New England featuring fellow musicians Red Garland, David "Fathead" Newman, James Clay, Frank Rosalino, Mark Johnson, Sam Moore, Little Feat, Tiger Okoshi, Richie Cole, Jerry Hahn, Amanda Carr, Christine Fawson Bob Moses ... GREEN ... "is the singing ... the song of sunshine through the trees" John, Wilson, Bobby, James

Three released jazz CDs, Play This, Imaginings and Where Words Do Not Go, featuring 23 original compositions and 5 standards have had frequent airplay on jazz radio stations throughout N. H., Vermont, Massachusetts, Portland and Seattle, Washington as well as London, England. Still performing, teaching and composing/arranging at home studio and recording studios in N.H. Flutist, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer/arranger for Rocking Horse Studio located in Pittsfield, N.H.

COMPOSITIONS

Transvisions Revisited for concert flute, alto flute, bass flute and computer generated sounds premiered at the Contemporary Music Festival held at the Concord Community Music School, May 2005

Trio for flute, clarinet and bassoon premiered at the Contemporary Music Festival held at the Concord Community Music School, May 2004

Adagio-Seeking, Arrival-Light, What Nature Reveals for 4 flutes and 4cellos premiered at the Contemporary Music Festival held at the ConcordCommunity Music School, May 2004

5 in 3 for 7 — a composition for 7 flutes premiered at the Contemporary
Music Festival held at the Concord Community Music School, May 2004

Transvisions — a composition for piano, 2 synthesizers, electronic drum kit,
sequencer, prepared sounds and jazz trio premiered at the Concord Community Music School, May 2004

5 Random Events for 11 Flutes and Prepared Sound premiered at the
Contemporary Music Festival held at the Concord Community Music School,
April 2003

Points of View, a piece in four movements for flute and prepared tape
premiered at the Contemporary Music Festival held at the Concord
Community Music School, April 1997

Original children's music commissioned by Today's Fitness and Children's World

Wrote, performed, and recorded over 125 songs for the Moving <& Learning Series, published by Human Kinetics,1990-1993

Wrote, performed, and recorded over 50 pieces for Social dance: Steps to Success, published by Human Kinetics, 1992

Composed works for New Hampshire Theatre Project, Pontine Movement Theatre, University of New Hampshire Dance Company, Plymouth State College Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Arthur Hall Dance Company, and New Hampshire Dance Alliance

Composed, arranged and recorded pieces for NH television and radio

While at University of North Texas: various works for the One O'clock Lab Band, chamber groups and jazz ensembles, as well as electronic music and musique concrete

Composition for Mixed Ensemble chosen by Sunther Schuller for performance at a student composer's recital

Sound for Orchestra chosen by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, for performance at two students composers' recitals


TEACHING

University of NH system: Music Appreciation, History of Blues, Jazz, Rock

New England College: Music Appreciation, Music of the 20th Century, History and Development of Jazz, World Music, Ambient and Electronic Music,The Evolution of Rock, Folk and Country

Granite State College: Theory, Music Appreciation, History and Development of Jazz, Music of the 20th Century

New Hampshire Technical Institute: Intro to Music, History of Jazz, Blues, Rock

Plymouth State College: Theory, Ear Training, Computer Music, saxophone

Various grade schools, high schools and music schools in NH