Iowa Composers Forum

Featured Composer: Warren Gooch


Warren Gooch’s music has been performed widely throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Gooch is recipient of over thirty composition awards and paid commissions, and has approximately 40 works available from Neil A. Kjos, Alliance, Flammer, Dorn, Ensemble, Plymouth, and other publishers.  His music has been recognized by the National Federation of Music Clubs, American Choral Directors Association, Collegiate Band Directors National Association, Music Teachers National Association, International Trumpet Guild, Percussive Arts Society, Composers Guild, Minnesota Orchestra, and a number of other cultural organizations.  Clockwork for orchestra has been recorded by the Slovak Radio Orchestra, on the PARMA label.

Currently, Gooch is Chair of the Theory-Composition area at Truman State University, where he was presented with the 2012 Educator of the Year Award.  In 2013, he was a recipient of the Governors Award for Excellence in Education from the State of Missouri.  He is also active in the field of sacred music.  After 27 years at Truman State, he will retire in August 2015.

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This article was written on 14 Mar 2015, and is filled under Featured, Featured Composers.