Mickie Willis, Composer
Mickie Willis composes contemporary classical music for live concert performance, and creates electro- acoustic works through the use of computer virtual studio technology. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from Louisiana State University, studying with Kenneth Klaus, James Drew, Don Freund, Konstantin Simonovic, and Dinos Constantinides. His concert works include an oratorio, three symphonies, three symphonic poems, five works for chamber orchestra, four string quartets, two sets of piano variations, one oboe sonata, compositions for various other chamber ensembles, songs, and jazz compositions. His commercial works include a one-hour suite for synthesizer, music for ten films and videos, and television commercials. He is also a writer with many published articles on music and other subjects, and one book in print. His works are performed at contemporary music festivals throughout the US, and is a frequent lecturer/presenter at composer conferences.