Eric Moe
5734 Howe St. #4, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-363-9649 (h)
412-624-4198 (w)
412-624-4186 (fax)

Compositions (since 1984) [all works ASCAP]

Orchestra/Large Ensemble
Fierce Lament (2002) for chamber orchestra 2-2-2-2/2-2-1-1/1 perc., pno/strings 8'
University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, Roger Zahab cond. 4/17/02
Time, A Maniac Scattering Dust (1999) for wind ensemble 3'
commissioned by Washington & Jefferson College, Washington PA
W & J Wind Ensemble, John Bauerlein cond. 5/2/99
No Time Like the Present (1996) for orchestra 3-3-3-3/4-3-3-1/3 perc, timp, pno, hrp/strngs 5'
commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony
Pittsburgh Symphony, Maris Jansens, cond. 2/20/98
Kicking and Screaming (1994) [C.F. Peters] chamber concerto for piano and 10 players 24'
commissioned by the Fromm Foundation
Speculum Musicae, Aleck Karis, pno, Don Palma cond. Merkin Concert Hall, NYC 3/15/95
Off Trail (1988) for orchestra 2-2-3(or 2)-2, 4-2-3-1, 2 perc., pno, hp, strings. 17'
commissioned by the Fremont Philharmonic
Fremont Philharmonic conducted by David Sloss, 5/7/89, Chabot College, Hayward CA

Chamber Music

down the stream, merrily (2002) for two marimbas 2í
commissioned by Stephen Paysen and Dominic Donato
Pulaski Skyway Waltz (2002) for solo piano 5í
Eric Moe, Myrna Loy Theater, Helena MT 7/11/02
Eight Point Turn (2001) for fl, ob, cln, bsn, vla, cb, perc, pno 12í
commissioned by the Philadelphia Music Project and the NEA for Rel’che
Rel’che, Ethical Culture Society, Philadelphia, PA 9/27/01
Three Ways to Relieve Tension (2001) for solo piano 11í
commissioned by Meet the Composer USA for David Holzman
Dead Elf Tugboat (2000) for flute and keyboard sampler 9'
commissioned by Rachel Rudich
Rachel Rudich, fl, Eric Moe, kbrd. Pomona College, Claremont, CA 2/3/01
Repeat Offender (2000) for fl, cln, alto sax, vln, vlc, perc, pno 20í
commissioned by the Network for New Music
The Network for New Music, Settlement School, Phila, PA 4/22/01
The Shocked Music of Pearls (2000) for string quintet 2-1-1-1 8'
commissioned by Elixir
Elixir, Candlelight Soirees, Temple United Methodist Church, SF, CA 5/14/00
Where Branched Thoughts Murmur in the Wind for piano solo (2000) 4'
commissioned by David Holzman
David Holzman, pno. St. Stephen's, NYC 3/16/00
Rough Winds Do Shake the Darling Buds (1999) for saxophone trio (alto, tenor, baritone) 12'
commissioned by the RaschËr Saxophone Quartet
RaschËr Saxophone Quartet, Jakarta, Indonesia 6/5/01
Dance of the Honey Monkey (1999) for piano solo 5'
Eric Moe, pno. Bellefield Auditorium, Pgh, PA 10/8/99
The Lone Cello (1998) for 'cello solo 11'
commissioned by David Russell
David Russell, vlc. Pgh, PA 2/23/99
Fled Is That Music (1998) for flute and piano 14'
commissioned by Rachel Rudich
Rachel Rudich, fl, Eric Moe, piano. California Institute for the Arts, Pasadena CA 10/22/98
Nocturne (1997) for piano solo 5'
Eric Moe, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Music on the Edge, Pgh PA 1/27/98
And Life Like Froth Doth Throb (1997) for viola and 'cello 4'
commissioned by the Fogg/Flaherty Duo
Cynthia Fogg, vla, Tom Flaherty, vlc. Bridges Hall, Claremont, CA 9/27/97
Blue Air (1996) for violin and piano 8'
commissioned by Roger Zahab
Roger Zahab, Eric Moe. Prism, NYC 12/2/96; Music on the Edge, Pgh 11/19/96
Time Will Tell (1996) quintet for fl/picc, cln/bass cln, vln, vla, piano 11'
commissioned by the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society
Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, Purvis, cond. Miller Theater, NYC 4/9/96
On the Tip of My Tongue (1993) bass clarinet and keyboard synthesizer (or solo b.cln. and CD) 14'
commissioned by Tim Smith
Tim Smith, b.cln., Pomona College, Claremont, CA 2/6/93
Sad Steps (1992); Fancy Footwork (1994) for oboe and piano 7'/4'
commissioned by Marcia Butler
Marcia Butler, ob. Fairfield CT 1/17/93; Weill Hall, NYC 2/21/95
Grand Štude Brillante (1991) for piano 6'
commissioned by The Etude Project for Alan Feinberg
Alan Feinberg, West Point, NY 5/3/92
We Happy Few (1990) for vln, vlc, pno 12'
commissioned by the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society
Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, Weill Hall, NYC 2/26/91
Sonatuna (1990) for clarinet and string quartet 7'
commissioned by the amateur musicians of the Wellesley Composers Conference
Wellesley Composers Conference 8/4/90, Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley, MA
riprap (1989) for flute, 'cello, percussion, pno. 7'
commissioned by the Stony Brook Contemporary Music Ensemble
Stony Brook Contemporary Music Ensemble, 4/29/90, Merkin Hall, NYC
Up & At 'Em (1988) for alto fl, Eng hrn, bass cln, vla, pno. 16'
commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation
Wellesley Composers Conference 8/3/89, Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley, MA
A Whirling and a Wandering Fire (1986) for fl, cln/b cln, pno 9'
EARPLAY, 3/24/86, Unitarian Church, San Francisco CA
Variations (1985) for 'cello and piano 15'
commissioned by Laszlo Varga
Laszlo Varga, vlc, Karen Rosenak, pno, 10/1/85, Unitarian Church, San Francisco CA
Fantasy (1984) for piano 12'
Spring concert, American Academy in Rome, E. Moe, pno, 5/31/84, Villa Aurelia, Rome

Vocal and Choral

(in progress) concert monodrama for mezzo-soprano and ensemble 45í
commissioned by Mary Nessinger, after a story by David Foster Wallace
Siren Songs (1998) for soprano and chamber orchestra 2-2-2-2/2-2-0-0/2 perc./strings 27'
Kelly Lynch, sop. with Univ. of Pgh Chamber Orchestra, Zahab cond. 2/21/99
voice and piano version: Elizabeth Farnum, sop. and Eric Moe, pno
North River Music, Greenwich House, NYC 11/8/01
voice and chamber ensemble: (sop, fl, cln/b.cln, vln, vlc, perc, pno)
Barbara Kokolus, Furious Band, Music on the Edge, Pittsburgh, PA 3/29/03
Sonnets to Orpheus (1997) for soprano, oboe, string quartet and piano 35'
commissioned by Christine Brandes
Christine Brandes, sop. with Alea III, Lemon cond. 12/1/97 Campbell Hall, Stanford CA
Songs of Connection (1996) for soprano, flute, and harp 9'
commissioned by the Jubal Trio
Jubal Trio (Schadeberg, Kahn, Jolles), New School, New York, 2/20/97
O vos omnes (1991) for chorus (SATB) 6'
commissioned by the Bellefield Singers
Bellefield Singers, Heinz Chapel, Pgh PA 5/19/91
Byzantium (1987) for baritone, fl, cln/b cln, tpt, vln, vlc, cb, perc, pno. 18'
Allen Shearer, bar. EARPLAY, composer cond., 3/30/87 Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Songs Not So Serious (1984) for soprano and piano 10'
Composers Inc., Anna Carol Dudley, sop, E. Moe, pno, 5/14/85, Mus. of Mod. Art, SF, CA
Chorus after Aeschylus (1984) chorus (SATB), brass ensemble 2-2-2-1, 2 percussion, pno 10'

Electroacoustic and Multimedia

Mouth Music (1995) electroacoustic, computer with optional keyboard controller 6'
Music on the Edge, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pgh, PA 10/31/95
Songs and Dances of the Automobile (1988) electroacoustic, FM synthesis. 14'
EARPLAY, 2/22/88, Unitarian Church, San Francisco CA
The Earth Breathing Through Its Elements (2001) electroacoustic 16í
music for video installation. With video artist Carolyn Speranza.
commissioned by First Night Pittsburgh Inc. and funded in part by the Pennsylvania
Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Le Trois Behagas Clothed With the Sky, Wink (2000) electroacoustic 13í
music for installation by sculptor Robert La Bobg”h
commissioned by Robert La Bobg”h
The Trojan Women, incidental electroacoustic music. Euripides trans. Frederick Williams, directed
by C.H. Moe. McLeod Theater, Southern Illinois University, 10/5/90
The Life of the Automobile, incidental electroacoustic music (with Mathew Stramoski). Multi-
media/performance art work, conceived and directed by R.G. Davis after the Ilya Ehrenburg
novel. McKenna Theatre, San Francisco 3/17/88


American Academy of Arts and Letters, Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond Award (2002)
Montana Artists Refuge residencies (2002, 2001)
Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust grants for recording projects: 2000
Yaddo Colony residencies, Saratoga Springs, NY: 2000, 1992
Composers Conference at Wellesley College, Resident Composer (2000)
Millay Colony residency (2000)
MacDowell Colony residencies: 1999, 1997 (Norton Stevens Fellow), 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993,
1991, 1989, 1988 (Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Fellow)
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts residencies: 2000, 1999, 1998
Ragdale Foundation residency (1998)
Copland Foundation Recording Grants: 1996, 1992 [We Happy Few; riprap]
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts individual composer fellowship (1994)
Bellagio residency, Rockefeller Foundation, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy (1993)
New Music Delaware Composition Competition, Honorable Mention (1993) [riprap]
Fromm Foundation Commission (1992) [Kicking and Screaming]
Composer in Residence with the Tidewater Ensemble, St. Maryís City, MD (1992)
University of Pittsburgh Research Stipend (1990); Research Grants (2000, 1996, and 1993)
Meet-the-Composer grants CA (1986, 1999); NY (1989, 1991) and many others
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1988-89)
Margaret Fairbanks Jory Copying Assistance Grant (American Music Center) (1988)
ASCAP Standard Awards (1987 to present)
Koussevitzky Foundation/Library of Congress Commission (1987) [Up & At 'Em]
Composers' Conference at Wellesley College, Fellow (1987 and 1989)
Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award (1987), Faculty Research Grants
(Spring and Fall 1987, Fall 1988, Fall 1989) San Francisco State University
Bowling Green New Music Festival: participating composer (1985)
Delius Composition Competition, (first prize, keyboard category) (1984) [Fantasy]
Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome (1983-84; 1989)
Eisner Prize in Musical Composition (1980)
Nicola Di Lorenzo Prize in Musical Composition (first prize) (1979)
Composer-in-Residence, American Dance Festival (1978)
Alfred Hertz Fellowship (1977-78), Bella Zellerbach-Cross Fellowship (1976) (U.C. Berkeley)


Dead Elf Tugboat: Keyboard Music of Eric Moe. Three Ways to Relieve Tension, Nocturne, Grande Štude Brillante,
Where Branched Thoughts Murmur in the Wind, Dance of the Honey Monkey
, Eric Moe, piano. Dead Elf Tugboat,
Fled Is That Music
, Rachel Rudich, flute, Eric Moe, keyboard sampler and piano. Kicking and Screaming, Speculum
Musicae, Aleck Karis, pno, Don Palma cond. CRI (release 2003)
Up & At 'Em. Up & At 'Em, Rachel Rudich, alto fl., Marcia Butler, Eng.hrn, Tim Smith, b.cln., Lois Martin, viola,
Eric Moe, pno.. Karla Lemon, cond. Time Will Tell, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society:
Jayn Rosenfeld, fl, Jean Kopperud, cln/b.cln, Rolf Schulte, vln., Lois Martin, viola, Jim Winn, pno.William Purvis,
cond. A Whirling and a Wandering Fire, Janet Kutulas, fl, Peter Josheff, cln/b.cln, Karen Rosenak, pno. Blue Air,
Roger Zahab, vln, Eric Moe, pno. Mouth Music, electroacoustic. The Lone Cello, David Russell, vlc.
Albany Records TROY506 (release 4/02).
Sonnets to Orpheus and Siren Songs. Sonnets to Orpheus, Christine Brandes, sop., J. Karla Lemon, cond,
Jacqueline Leclair, ob, Renee Jolles and Tom Chiu, vlns, Toby Appel, vla, Fred Sherry, vlc, Eric Moe, pno. Siren Songs,
Elizabeth Farnum, sop, Eric Moe, pno. Production costs underwritten by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and the
Richard D. and Mary Jane Edwards Endowed Publication Fund. Koch International Classics 3-7524-2 H1 (release 7/01)
On the Tip of My Tongue: Chamber and Electroacoustic Music of Eric Moe. On the Tip of My Tongue, Tim Smith/Eric
Moe; Sad Steps and Fancy Footwork, Marcia Butler/Eric Moe; O Vos Omnes, The Bellefield Singers; riprap, Music Mobile;
Songs and Dances of the Automobile. Centaur Records CRC2290 (release 1997)
Speculum Musicae: Music by Emerging Composers. Kicking and Screaming. Speculum Musicae, Aleck Karis,
pno, Don Palma cond. Recording and production costs underwritten by the NEA, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson,
and Fromm Foundations. CRI, CD705 (release 1996)
Time, A Maniac Scattering Dust. Time, A Maniac Scattering Dust, Rutgers Wind Ensemble, William Berz, conductor.
Mark Masters, 3570-MCD (release 2001)
Lions Gate Trio. We Happy Few, Katie Lansdale, vln, Scott Kluksdahl, vlc, Florence Millet, pno. Funded by Aaron
Copland Foundation. Centaur Records CRC 2410 (release 1999)

as keyboardist:

Other Waltzes: The Waltz Project Revisited piano solo. Production and recording costs underwritten by the
Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. Albany Records (release 2003).
Mathew Rosenblum, N¸ Kuan Tzu and Ancient Eyes for chamber ensemble. CRI Records CD831
Marc-Antonio Consoli, Memorie Pie for piano solo. Composers Recordings Incorporated, CD735.
Felix Draeseke, Viola Sonatas, with Franco Sciannameo, viola. A.K/Coburg #DR-001
John Cage, Thirteen Harmonies (from Apartment House 1776), Roger Zahab, Verging Lightfall
with Roger Zahab, vln. Koch International Classics #3-7130-2H1. (release 1995)


"Beyond Right and Wrong Ways of Writing Music: Tsontakis, Rosenblum, and Diesendruck" Contemporary
Music Review Volume 10, Part 1, (1994), pp. 149-195.
"The Music of Lee Hyla" CD liner notes for We Speak Etruscan, New World Records 80491-2
"George Tsontakis" biographical entry, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Professional Teaching and Administrative Positions

1989-University of Pittsburgh (Professor 1999- , Associate Professor 1989-99)
Director of graduate and undergraduate Composition/Theory. Founder/co-director of new music concert
series, Music on the Edge. Director, digital electroacoustic music studio.
Acting Department Chair 1994-1995. Director of Graduate Studies 1990-1994.

1981-1989 San Francisco State University (Assoc. Professor 1986-89, Asst.Prof. 1981-86).
Theory/analysis, composition, orchestration, counterpoint, musicianship, history, appreciation,
chamber music coaching, digital electroacoustic music.

1980-1981 University of California, Santa Cruz (Asst. Instructor, Teaching Asst.)
Theory, musicianship.

1977-1980 University of California, Berkeley (Teaching Asst.).
Assistant Conductor, University Symphony Orchestra 1979-1980.
Introduction to music 1977-1979.


1978-1982 University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D. in Composition.
(Qualifying exams passed with distinction.)

1976-1978 University of California, Berkeley: M.A. in Composition.

1972-1976 Princeton University: A.B. in Music, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Additional Education

Robert Helps, Jerry Kuderna, Steven Barwick, Frances Bedford

Michael Senturia (U.C. Berkeley)

Electroacoustic Music
John Chowning, David Bristow, Jean-Claude Risset (CCRMA, Stanford University 1986)

Performance Experience/Arts Administration

1999- member of Advisory Council, Princeton University Department of Music

1991- member of board of trustees, Wellesley Composers Conference

1989- founder and performing director of Music on the Edge, new music concert
series at the University of Pittsburgh. Co-director since 1993.

1985-1990 founding co-director and officer of EARPLAY, a San Francisco-based
contemporary music ensemble: performing and administrative duties.

1981-1987 co-director of Pro Musica Nova, the San Francisco State University new
music performing ensemble: programming, conducting, and performing

As a pianist and keyboardist, in addition to the above, performances include solo appearances sponsored by Works &
Progress at the Guggenheim (NYC), North River Music at the Greenwich House (NYC), St. Louis Symphony Orchestra,
Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), Washington Square Contemporary Music Society of New York, the Group for Contemporary
Music (NYC), Prism Chamber Orchestra of New York, NuClassix of Boston, Musica d'Oggi of Rome, The UC Davis
Contemporary Music Players-Empyrean Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, The New Music Group/Daedalus
of Akron, Elixir Ensemble (SF); ensemble appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, League of
Composers/ISCM (New York), Society for New Music (Syracuse NY), Composers Inc. (San Francisco), Berkeley
Contemporary Chamber Players, Gnu Music, the University Symphony of Berkeley, the SFSU Symphony Orchestra,
and the University Trio (Berkeley).

As conductor, performances with EARPLAY, the Wellesley Composerís Conference, Pro Musica Nova, the University
Symphony (Berkeley), and various chamber groups, specializing in contemporary music.

Selected list of performances available on request.

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers)
American Music Center
College Music Society