Charles Ruggiero Professor of Composition and Music Theory

Area(s):

  • Composition
  • Music Theory


East Lansing, MI 48824

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About:

Charles Ruggiero is professor of composition and music theory at the Michigan State University College of Music.

He received the Ph.D. in composition from MSU.

Ruggiero is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Composition Commissioning Consortium Grant and numerous ASCAP awards. His music has been performed in Asia, Europe, South America, and throughout North America. His works are recorded on the AUR, Centaur, Channel Crossings/Channel Classics (The Netherlands), Mark, CRI, Klavier, and Sunrise (Japan) labels. Ruggiero continues to be active as a composer and percussionist.

Recordings:

  • Interplay; Channel Crossings © 1997; Composition by Charles Ruggiero; soprano and alto saxophones and piano
  • Octave
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  • America's Millennium Tribute to ADOLPHE SAX, Volume V; Arizona University Recordings, Contemporary and Performer Series © 1981; Composed by Charles Ruggiero; tenor saxophone
  • Charliechaplinesque
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  • America's Millennium Tribute to ADOLPHE SAX, Volume VI; Arizona University Recordings, Contemporary and Performer Series © 1930; Billy Strayhorn composition arranged by Charles Ruggiero;
  • Strayhorn, for alto saxophone and piano (2000)
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