Unique music for heart, soul, and mind

Mark Zuckerman, Composer


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"Zuckerman never runs out of ways to grab us by our lapels... [He] writes a piece so compelling ... that I want to listen to it again and again."

Steve Schwartz, ClassicalNet CD Review


"Intriguing music of deceptive simplicity ... subtle, persuasive and ― quite simply ― beautiful."

Glyn Pursglove, MusicWeb



"Highly accessible ... listeners are carefully guided through some very enjoyable musical metaphors ... quite moving."

Mike D. Brownell, allmusic



"Jazzy shimmer ... used ... eloquently."

Allan Kozinn, NY Times




Allan Kozinn, NY Times

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Here you'll find...


stuff about my music and about me, program notes, downloadable samples of my work, and notices for performances, recordings, etc.

including my Jewish music...


Internationally-recognized collection of Yiddish songs arranged for a cappella chorus, Yiddish and Hebrew choral music, and Jewishly-inspired instrumental music.


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What's new...

Concerts & Appearances
bullet Three Yiddish Hanukkah arrangements featured on Miracle of Miracles, a new CD by Chicago A Cappella, Fall 2023.
bullet Civilization Cannot Go Back (from A Better World) premiered by Sharim v'Sharot, May 2023.
bullet Affirmation premiered by František Brikcius, December 2022. See video.
bullet Mankind Rises premiered by Andrew White, baritone, and the Frahm Lewis Piano Trio at the University of Nebreaska at Kearny, September 2021. See video.
bullet Coming in Thirds in pianist Jai Jeffryes' new CD, Amethyst, on Tangent Shores. See his newsletter or subscribe.
bullet The Outlaw and the King segment on NJN TV's State of the Arts. See video.

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Awards &
bullet Sinfonietta chosen as finalist in the 2022 Lowell Chamber Orchestra Call for Scores.
bullet Choir Credo Commission, Fall 2015.
bullet Choir Credo Commission, Summer 2012.
bullet Honorable mention, Pathways competition, January 2011.
bullet Choir Credo commission, Fall 2010.
bullet Winner, first annual Hal Campbell Composition Competition, Southern Utah University, February 2010.
bullet Selected for Schola Cantorum on Hudson PROJECT : ENCORE™, January 2010.
bullet Winner, Boston Metro Opera choral competition, January 2010.
bullet Renée B. Fisher commission, March 2009.
bullet Appointed Visiting Artist in the Department of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, fall term 2008.
bullet Received grants from the G. R. Dodge and E. T. Cone Foundations to support the performance of The Outlaw and the King at Rutgers, 2008.
bullet Appointed Visiting Professor in the Department of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, fall term 2006.
bullet Awarded commission through the American Music Center's Live Music for Dance grants (sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation) for a new work performed by flutist Bart Feller for the Randy James Dance Works in a new dance, "2 Out of 200," premiered February 16, 2006 at the State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ and performed at Danspace in New York City, March, 2006.

Awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for 2004.

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Recordings &
bullet New Music for Strings now available on MSR Classics.
bullet Raritonality now on CD.
bullet Mark Zuckerman Yiddish Choral Series now available from ECS Publishing.
bullet Because now available on MSR Classics.
bullet Renewal (trumpet and pipe organ) now available on CD.
bullet Festive Fanfare for brass quintet and Shpatsír for string orchestra now available from Ludwig Music.
bullet New Music for Wind Ensembles CD now available.
bullet S'lichah (organ solo) now available from Zimbel Press.
bullet Yiddish arrangements Dolye, Mayn rue-plats, Di zun vet aruntergeyn now available from Transcontinental Music.
bullet "Making Music Speak the Language: Challenges in Arranging Yiddish Songs for Chorus" published in the December 2003 issue of Koleinu, periodical of the American Conference of Cantors.
bullet The Year in Yiddish Song recorded by the Goldene Keyt Singers now available from Centaur Records.
bullet On the Edges recorded by pianist Peter Vinograde now available from Phoenix USA.
bullet Proverbs for Four at Fifty recorded by the Gregg Smith Singers now available from Living Artists.

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