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As a composer-led publisher, Excelcia Music Publishing gives you unprecedented access to your favorite composers through our Composer Connection.

Our Composers

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Yani Araujo

Yani's music is meticulously attentive to text and creatively marries it to the music. It combines tight harmonies with heart-rending melodies, staying highly aware of the importance of broadening sound for emphasis. 

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Tyler Arcari

Tyler is an emerging talent. His compositions are quickly drawing the attention of band and orchestra conductors around the world. His music is beautiful, fresh and dynamic.

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Shirl Jae Atwell

Shirl writes in five voices creating interesting and challenging parts for everyone. The melodies are interwoven throughout each of her pieces by the use of rhythm and harmonies influenced by modality and American Jazz.

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Dale Bloodworth

Dale Bloodworth is an experienced music educator who loves a great tuba part. His passion and creativity are evident in his works making them enjoyable for every part while also being highly educational.

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Ruth Birttin

Ruth Brittin

Ruth's music sparks the imagination with catchy melodies and lilting rhythms. Her works encourage an ensemble's cohesive sound, with plenty of room for individual expression and challenge. Her compositions include space for improvisation and many portals to history and other expressive art forms.

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Jon Bubbett

Jon Bubbett

Jon is an award winning band director and has drawn from his many years of experience to write music with lush harmonies and lyrical lines.

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R. Alan Carter

R. Alan Carter

With over 30 years experience as a band director, Alan's music is fresh and full-bodied while still being playable for bands both large and small.

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Carol Britton Chambers

Carol Brittin Chambers

Carol's music is creative and fun for everyone. Her music teaches valuable musical concepts while incorporating unique grooves and memorable melodies.

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Larry Clark

Larry is one of the most popular and most performed composers of music for school concert band and orchestra. His music is characterized by rhythmic verve, tuneful melodies, contains a fresh harmonic perspective, is well scored and stretches the musicianship of the performers.

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Robert Clayson

Robert Clayson

Robert Clayson enjoys writing music that is both engaging and rewarding for students. His goal is to make music enjoyable for the listener as well as the performer.

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David T. Clydesdale

The best word to describe David Clydesdale’s music is “epic”.  He's won countless awards and honors for obvious reasons. His music never ceases to blow audiences away and his brilliance with orchestras gives all the emotions a listener can handle.

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Jay Coles

Jay Coles

Jay writes music that is a dramatic and intense escape from the day-to-day. He is passionate about current world issues which is evident in his dynamic and emotionally charged band works. Jay strives to inspire and empower young musicians through his compositions.

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Patti Drennan

Patti Drennan

Patti's knowledge of festivals, concerts, and contest, makes her familiar with what "works" and will help ensure a choir's success. She incorporates unusual harmonies and creative melodies in her writing and always has an accompaniment that is enjoyable to play.

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Laura Estes

Drawing on 36 years of experience as a band director, Laura writes in a playful and witty, yet serious manner by emphasizing and reinforcing key musical concepts designed to aid in the development of young students. In her compositions, all instrument sections have opportunities to shine, with special consideration given to utilize the full capabilities of the percussion section.

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Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

Chris has over 20 years in music education and draws from his experience to make music that is easily accessible to young musicians while helping them build confidence as they grow.

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Greg Gilpin

Greg Gilpin

Greg creates choral works that lift and teach the choral art to young singers. His works are entertaining while being great teaching tools that engage learning for singers of all ages.

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David Hinds

David Hinds

David's music is characterized as both energetic and melodic. David strives to make music that is appealing to students while being fun to play. It is his goal to make each instrument part be as interesting as possible.

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Ed Kiefer

Ed's settings of tuneful melodies are passionate and audience-friendly while giving performers the chance to express their feelings and emotions. His music has been performed worldwide, including multiple performances at state conventions and the Midwest Clinic.

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Valerie Laney-Rowe

Valerie Laney-Rowe's compositions are captivating and crafted to motivate students to create music while refining fundamental techniques. Her tuneful melodies coupled with fresh rhythmic motifs create an entertaining experience for both the performer and the audience member.

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Gary Lewis

A music educator with a passion for bringing out the best in others, Gary Lewis loves harmony.  This is reflected in the artistic and tasteful ways it is used throughout his music. 

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Brandon Martell

A self-proclaimed “chords guy,” Brandon Martell’s music sets melodies intricately within a colorful harmonic landscape. Shimmering triadic extensions and modal allusions are among the hallmarks of his writing.

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Gene Milford

Gene Milford

As a public-school music educator who has arranged and composed music for students throughout his career, Gene makes music that is grade level appropriate while being musically interesting.

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Michael J. Miller

Michael is a composer, conductor and educator with a strong background in the pageantry arts. His music is modern, exciting, and full of dramatic effect and has quickly received recognition and performances around the world.

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Amy Riebs Mills

Bursting with joy, drama, and hope, Amy Riebs Mills’ music is known for its melodic beauty, rhythmic intensity, and harmonic richness. Her worldwide performances as a US Air Force conductor, a regional orchestra conductor, and an educator bring a wealth of practical experience to the craft of writing music for all ages.

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Yukiko Nishimura

Yukiko Nishimura

When writing her music, Yukiko creates great harmonies and melodies that are easy on the ears and remind you of times past

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Jason K. Nitsch

Jason writes music that is interesting and incorporates sounds and textures that students relate to, including electronics. His music has an energetic and infectious drive that will appeal to performers and audiences alike.

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Sean O'Loughlin

Sean is a fresh voice and a rising name in the music world. His music is characterized by vibrant rhythms, passionate melodies, and colorful scoring. He is one of the most performed composers of educational music.

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Steve Parsons

Steve Parsons

Steve’s music is energetic and fun. Student’s will be captivated by his heroic film-score like music. He has a wealth of experience composing outside of educational music that brings an exciting freshness to his pieces.

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John Pasternak

John M. Pasternak

John is a talented young composer of concert band music. His pieces have interesting melodic contour and a film score sensibility.

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Brooke Pierson

Brooke Pierson crafts music that is not only engaging for every player, but gives students of all levels a chance to perform music with modern harmonies that are often reserved for music at the highest levels due to technical challenges.

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Matthew Putnam

Matthew R. Putnam

Matthew pulls from his many years of experience to write music for students that is interesting, melodically driven and fun to play.

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Jamey Ray

Jamey Ray

Jamey's unique style and sound produces music that is easier to sing than it sounds. His music is filled with text painting to give singers a way to easily connect to his music while being interesting and unpredictable for the listener.

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Mark Revell

Mark Revell

Mark has an interesting mix of skills and experience that inform his compositions. His unique approach to rhythmic structures creates ear-catching, melodic hooks and develops them in unusual ways.

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David Riggs

David Riggs

David writes music that provides opportunities to teach, and re-enforce musical skills while motivating and inspiring students.

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Russell Robinson

Russell makes accessible choral music appropriate for each grade level. He is best known for arrangements of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic periods as well as spirituals and multi-cultural.

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Steven Rosenhaus

Steven L. Rosenhaus

Whether composing for professionals or those just starting out, Steven never "writes down" -- he only and always writes the best music he can.

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Jay Rouse

Jay Rouse

Jay Rouse is a well-known and highly regarded arranger/composer whose meaningful music has been performed by some of the greatest artists of his time. Audience members and performers alike benefit from his ability to capture a message in a text and convey it musically.

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David Samuel

David Samuel

David’s music is emotionally charged and rhythmically pleasing. Heavily influenced by his background as a jazz pianist, his harmonic palate provides listeners with a fresh sound.

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Maclane Schirard

John Maclane Schirard

Maclane is a rising Orchestral and vocal arranger and composer whose pieces are exciting, challenging, and still approachable for groups of all levels.

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Ruth Elaine Schram

Lovely melodic gestures, rich harmonic textures and beautifully scored, Ruth's music is some of the most popular for choirs and string orchestras around the world. She has over 2,000 published compositions.

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Peter Sciaino

Peter Sciaino

Appealing, playable, tuneful with a dash of whimsy, Peter’s music is influenced by jazz, world, and popular music while still being heavily rooted in the concert band medium.

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Alan Silva

Alan Lee Silva

Alan's music features appealing and identifiable melodies accompanied by fresh harmonic ideas. It comes to life with a modern scoring style and a lush approach to orchestration. His pieces have an uplifting Americana style.

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John Sinclair

An award-winning leader in his field, Dr. John V. Sinclair brings intense drama and mood to his works. Dr. Sinclair allows for the imagination to run wild with room in his works for conductors to add their own interpretation.

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Thomas Singletary

Thomas Singletary

Thomas utilizes over 20 years of experiences to create imaginative and challenging compositions that combine expressive harmonic colors with modern percussion textures.

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Connor Smith

Connor Smith

Connor's music emphasizes opportunities for connection, whether by an empathetic lyric, delicate and dynamic musical lines, or raucous, audience-captivating energy. No matter what style he writes in, he weaves together music that engages the performer, energizes the audience, and brings everyone a little closer together.

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Carl Strommen

With over 700 titles registered with ASCAP, Carl Strommen is a prolific powerhouse of educational music. His music is impeccably scored, tuneful, and he has the unique ability to make any level ensemble sound their best.

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George Sweet

George Sweet

George incorporates many techniques and concepts of Twentieth Century Music into his works. His music is unusually sophisticated and emotionally charged while evoking the feeling of modern film music.

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Jason Taurins

Jason uses his experience as a music educator to create fresh and melodic music, drawing inspiration from popular styles like rock and metal, as well as the avant-garde of the past century.

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Peter Terry

Peter Terry

Peter melds his influences of jazz, popular, world, and American classical music with his experience as a visual artist to create scores that sound big while having melodical interest in every instrument.

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Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

With works spanning the globe, Chris is an accomplished drummer and jazz pianist whose passions are evident in his music.

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Robert Thurston

Robert Thurston

Bob is a former chief arranger-composer for The US Air Force Band in Washington DC, and a former high-school band director. His music is known for its tunefulness, ever-shifting colors and textures, rhythmic surprises, and emotional uplift.

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Bruce W. Tippette

Bruce focuses on composing memorable melodic lines, accompanied by a harmonic language that is fresh, but still approachable by performers and listeners alike. His versatility allows him to write for virtually any type of ensemble.

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Michael John Trotta

Trotta's engaging style fuses tradition and innovation to create moments of beauty that span from energetically vibrant to thoughtful and reflective. Prior to his career as a full time composer, Trotta's experience teaching elementary through collegiate choral music infuses his music with a sensibility that makes the music fun to learn and exciting to perform.

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Marshall Webb

Marshall Webb

Marshall's music is creative and inspired. Whether sacred or secular, he pours himself into every piece; making his music interesting while still being singable.

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Frank "Bud" Woodruff

Bud writes music he wishes he would have had for his own students. His focus on musicality and allowing students to concentrate on developing a better sense of tuning, rhythm, and ensemble techniques make his music an easy choice for educators.

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Add your name to the growing list of outstanding composers in the Excelcia Music catalog. We are looking for fresh and interesting music for students.

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As a composer-led publishing company, Excelcia Music Publishing gives you unprecedented access to your favorite composers through our Composer Connection.

  • Simple ways for you and your ensembles to connect with our composers. Get advice about their piece, plan a remote rehearsal, or set up a clinic. Our composers want to hear from you.
  • “From the Composer” Podcast, conversations between founder, Larry Clark, and our composers about their backgrounds, approaches to their compositions, and much more!
  • We provide unparalleled support to our composers, who are particularly sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians.

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