born in 1943 in Providence, RI, United States
died on 2/5/2012 in Amherst, Massachusetts/MA, United States
Bruce MacCombie (born 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island died May 2, 2012 in Amherst, Massachusetts) was an American composer.
He studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Freiburg Conservatory, and holds a Ph.D. in music from the University of Iowa. He was appointed to the music faculty of Yale University in 1975, and one year later joined the composition faculty of the Yale School of Music.
MacCombie was Director of Publications for G. Schirmer and Associated Music Publishers from 1980 to 1986), Dean of the Juilliard School from 1986 to 1992 and Dean of the School for the Arts at Boston University from 1992 to 2001. Since 2002 he has been Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at Amherst.
His compositions include Nightshade Rounds (1979) for solo guitar (written for Sharon Isbin), Leaden Echo, Golden Echo (1989) for soprano and orchestra, the set of choral pieces Color and Time (1990), Chelsea Tango (1991) for orchestra, and the quintet Greeting (1993) (written for Krzysztof Penderecki's 60th birthday).
MacCombie was named Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2001. He was succeeded by Derek Gordon in 2004.
- 1.0 1.1 Bruce MacCombie. Schott Music. Retrieved on 4 February 2010.
- SFA Dean MacCombie to step down. Boston University Bridge. Retrieved on 4 February 2010.
- Berg, Chuck, Jazz at Lincoln Center Appoints New Executive Director, Jazz Times, August 3, 2001. URL accessed on May 2, 2012.
- Mattison, Ben, Jazz at Lincoln Center CEO Derek Gordon Steps Down, Playbill Arts, April 3, 2006. URL accessed on May 2, 2012.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst profile
- Five Colleges New Music Festival profile
- Juilliard School press release
- Boston University's B.U. Bridge News on MacCombie
- Schott Music profile
- Schott Music promoting Color and Time
- Schott Music promoting Elegy