Samuel Zyman


            Zyman has been a member of the faculty at the Juilliard School since 1987 (as well as at Vanderbilt University for the last three years) and the composer of works performed widely, internationally.  His more than seventy published compositions include chamber music, sonatas, symphonies, many concertos, vocal music, and a film score.   Their variety is impressive, from wind ensembles to trombone octets.   A native of Mexico City, he was educated first in Mexico, and then received graduate degrees from the Juilliard School. His American teachers of composition include David Diamond and Roger Sessions.  The recipient of numerous honors, they include the Mozart Medal and both the Mexican Most Outstanding Composer of the year (1992), and the Medal of Merit in the Arts (2014).