Howard Buss


Howard Buss is recognized nationally and internationally as an outstanding composer of contemporary classical music. His compositions have received critical acclaim and have been performed in more than thirty countries. His music is frequently featured in music festivals around the world and on radio and television. In 1982 a copy of his patriotic composition Fanfares was included in the Presidential Collection of Ronald Reagan. Buss' more than 70 published works include instrumental solos, chamber music. symphonic, choral, and band and are fast becoming part of the standard repertoire in concert halls.

The legendary Leon Russianoff described Dr. Buss' style as "imaginative, sincere, rewarding to both performers and audiences, and without the gimmickry which is so prevalent in contemporary music today." Upon hearing his music critics have written: "By far the night's most memorable piece" - The Los Angeles Times, "This is truly one of the finest works in our idiom" - Robert McCormick in the Florida Percussive News, and "The evening's highlight" - The Maine Sunday Telegram.

Buss has received numerous awards and his commissioned works include original compositions as well as arrangements. He is a sought after guest composer, clinician, and contest adjudicator. His works are frequently selected to be included and analyzed in doctoral dissertations, lectures, professional music journals, and music literature bibliographies and a number of his compositions have been commercially recorded.

Howard Buss received his B.A. in Performance from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, M.M. in Performance and M.M. in Composition from Michigan State University, and D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Illinois. He is founder and editor of Brixton Publications (ASCAP) and Buss Publications (BMI) which publish contemporary American concert music.

Dr. Buss' compositions are published by Smith Publications, Seesaw Music Corp., and Brixton Publications.

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