Bernard Scherr


Bernard Scherr's catalog includes a set of orchestral chants, an oratorio, a song cycle, a choral cycle, and numerous works for wind ensemble and various chamber ensembles. His works have been performed by the Moravian Philharmonic of the Czech Republic, the Abilene Collegiate Orchestra, the Tulare County Symphony, and the UCLA Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Hardin-Simmons University, the Abilene Chamber Players, the University of Oregon Chamber Choir, and the College of the Sequoias Concert Band have all commissioned works by Dr. Scherr. The recipient of several awards at the University of Oregon, including the University of Oregon's 125th Anniversary Composition Commission competition, Dr. Scherr's music has been recognized in competitions in Boston, Pennsylvania, and the Waging Peace through Singing Project in Oregon. Dr. Scherr is committed to the performance of new music, and as a conductor, trumpeter, and singer, he premiered numerous works with the Oregon Composers Forum Concert Series. He teaches harmony, ear training, keyboard harmony, form and analysis, theory pedagogy, advanced orchestration, post-tonal theory, theory review, advanced ear training, advanced counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis, theory history, computers in music, and composition. Dr. Scherr earned a Ph.D. in Composition and Theory from the University of Oregon (1998), a M.F.A. in Orchestral Conducting from UCLA (1988), and a B.A. in Music Education from UCLA (1985).

Works available from Zimbel Press:
(Full information about each work is available from the catalogue pages.)

#80101236 -- Organ Preludes (on Plainchant Themes) for organ