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Larry Neeck

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Larry Neeck

Biography

Larry Neeck (b. 1950) is an internationally recognized composer, with over 70 works for concert band and jazz ensemble published by C.L. Barnhouse Company. As a composer, he has been commissioned to write for concert band, jazz ensemble, and orchestra, and for artists such as acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter, and saxophonist James Carter.

His CDs, “Swing Machine,” recorded by the Studio “A” Big Band, and “Midnight Escape,” recorded by the Washington Winds are available from Walking Frog Records. His music has also been heard on PBS television.

For the past five years, he has participated in The Commission Project’s Composer-In-Residence program, a nationally recognized program that places composers in schools. He has received numerous ASCAP awards for his compositions, and often works as a guest conductor and clinician.

Mr. Neeck holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.M. in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), and the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA).

In addition to composing, Mr. Neeck teaches instrumental music in the Webster (NY) Central School District. He directs concert bands, jazz ensembles, and is co-founder and director of the Willink Middle School Student/Parent Band.


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