Yehuda Yannay retired in 2004 from his position of Professor of Composition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There, he was founder of the Music From Almost Yesterday concert series at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, now celebrating 39 years of new music performances.
A winner of international and national composition awards, Yannay served as guest-professor at the Staatliche Hochschulen für Musik in Stuttgart and Hamburg. Yannay is a prolific and versatile composer, conductor, film maker, and performance artist whose list of more than a 120 works include music for orchestra, electronic, live electronic and synthesizer pieces, environmental compositions, film, music-theater, and a large body of vocal and chamber music pieces. Considered an international figure in contemporary music, his contributions to new ideas in 20th century music are listed in articles, textbooks and encyclopedias of music (Cope 1976; Levy 2001; Randel 1978; Schwarts and Godfrey 1992; Slonimsky 1978; Vinton 1974).
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Levy, Burt J. 2001. "Yannay, Yehuda". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell. London: Macmillan.
Lyman, Darryl. 1986. Great Jews in Music. Middle Village, NY: J. D. Publishers.
Randel, Don M. 1978. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music. Boston: Belknap Press. ISBN 0-674-37471-1 (cloth) 0674374703 (pbk.) (And subsequent editions)
Read, Gardner. 1976. Contemporary Instrumental Techniques New York: Schirmer Books.
Schwartz, Elliott, and Daniel Godfrey. 1992. Music Since 1945: Issues, Materials, and Literature. New York: Schirmer Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International. ISBN 0-02-873040-2
Slonimsky, Nicolas (ed.). 1978. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 6th edition. New York: Schirmer Books. ISBN 0-02-870240-9 (And subsequent editions)
Vinton, John (ed.). 1974. Dictionary of Contemporary Music. New York: Dutton & Co. ISBN 0-525-09125-4
Yannay, Yehuda. 1988. "A European Trilogy". Perspectives of New Music 26, no. 2 (Summer): 281–99.
Rubin, Emanuel, and Baron, John H. 2006. "Music in Jewish History and Culture". Sterling Heights, Michigan: Harmonie Park Press. ISBN 0-89990-133-6