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Francis Kayali, D.M.A.

D.M.A. University of Southern California, Composition
M.A. Stony Brook University, Composition
A.B. Bowdoin College, Music

I am a French-American composer with a catalog of compositions that includes vocal works, chamber music, music for wind band, chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra, as well as electro-acoustic works. My music has been performed by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the What's Next? Ensemble, the West Point Woodwind Quintet, the Norumbega Brass Quintet, the Parhelion Trio, and the Bateira Trio, among others. Please visit my composition page for recordings and scores.

My interests include contemporary music, nineteenth century music, French music (both classical and popular), and music technology. As a writer for the MozartWoche festival in Salzburg, I have prepared notes for performances by Pierre Boulez, Mitsuko Uchida, Emmanuel Pahud, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Ensemble InterContemporain, and recent compositions by Arvo Pärt, György Kurtág, Heinz Holliger, and Johannes Maria Staud. I also have written entries for the Grove Dictionary of American Music.

At Saint Anselm, I teach the Music Theory sequence, Composition, Computer Music, and Piano. I also teach in the first-year Humanities program.

Contact Information

Prof. Francis Kayali
Francis Kayali
Assistant Professor
Fine Arts Department
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1772
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 622-4050

Office: South Hall 104

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