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My wind ensemble work, Lift-Off, was chosen as a first prize winner in the third annual Frank Ticheli Composition Competition. More information and recordings are posted here.

“Roger is an exciting and sophisticated young composer and a wonderful orchestrator. It will be fascinating to see how he develops over time.”
– Conductor Anne Manson

“Lapidary orchestrations, formal clarity, and alluringly mercurial surface give his music a strong and personal profile.”
– Composer Robert Beaser

“Roger’s work shows an extraordinary ear for orchestral texture and dramatic tension.”
– Composer Derek Bermel

“Roger Zare writes for orchestra like a real natural. It's a medium that seems to be in his blood.”
– Composer Christopher Rouse

“Roger brings hope for the future of classical music a little closer to home.”
– Sarasota Herald Tribune

 



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