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Richard Gardzina: Bio

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

Performances have included work in clubs, concert halls, outdoor festivals, and shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New England, with artists 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 and Bob Moses

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 bance: 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
Wrote, composed, and recorded pieces for local television and radio
While at North Texas State University, wrote:
Various works for chamber groups and jazz ensembles, as well as electronic music and musique concrete
Composition chosen by Sunther Schuller for performance at a student composer's recital
Orchestral piece chosen by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, for performance at two students composers' recitals


Teaching experience
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 and The Evolution of Rock, Folk and Country
Granite State College Theory, Music Appreciation, History and Development of Jazz, Music of the 20th Century
Concord Community Music School: Saxophone, flute, intuitive improvisation, composition
Hopkington Independent School: Ensemble, saxophone, flute
Plymouth State College: Theory, Ear Training, Computer Music, saxophone
University of New Hampshire: Improvisation
Exeter, Stratham and Northwood Elementary Schools: Ensembles and instrumental lessons