My Cart:

0 item(s) - $0.00
You have no items in your shopping cart.


Bielawa, Herbert

Herbert Bielawa earned his degrees in piano and composition at the University of Illinois and the University of Southern California. He has taught at Bethany College and San Francisco State University where he founded Pro Music Nova, created the electronic music studio, and developed the Computer Music Major. He has written for piano, harpsichord, organ, choir, electronics, chamber opera, band, and orchestra. American Record Guide stated that "Bielawa has a sunny temperament and a sense of humor (combined with a formidable compositional technique and good taste)." His much-performed SPECTRUM for Band and Tape, called "a near perfect blending of the two elements of sound" by The Instrumentalist, was composed while he was composer-in-residence in Houston, Texas, 1964-1966. Other residencies were with the San Francisco Summer Music Workshop in 1976, the S.F. Choral Artists in 2000, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, California, in 2005. Since 1991 he has been a free-lance composer and pianist, a member of the Ilona Clavier Duo, and founding director of Sounds New, a San Francisco Bay Area new music ensemble. SANAS, for chorus and orchestra, won honors in the Waging Peace Project in 2001.

Organ music by Herbert Bielawa