Arnold Rosner (8 November 1945, in New York, N.Y. - 8 November 2013, Brooklyn, N.Y.) was an American composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout the Americas and in Europe.
Dr. Rosner received his BA in mathematics at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1965. He then studied there with Lejaren Hiller, Henri Pousseur, Allen Sapp, and Leo Smit, where he graduated with highest honors in music and where he earned his MA in composition in 1970 and his Ph.D. in music theory in 1972.
He earned numerous awards and grants from ASCAP, Meet the Composer and other organizations and is the subject of a doctoral thesis by Paul Vanderwerf at Northwestern University. He served as assistant music director at WNYC from 1970–72. He taught at Brooklyn College, the College of Staten Island, the University of Western Ontario, and Wagner College and has taught at Kingsborough Community College beginning in 1983.
Works for Winds
- Dances of Initiation (1993)
- De Profundis (1991)
- Eclipse (1994)
- Lovely Joan: Rhapsody on an English Folk Song (1990)
- Now Cometh the Redeemer (2005)
- Raga! (1995)
- Three Northern Sketches (2003)
- Trinity (1988)
- Duffie, Bruce. Bruce Duffie Interviews Arnold Rosner - Transcript of a 1995 radio interview by Bruce Duffie, WNIB-FM Chicago.