Michael Horvit

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Michael Miller Horvit (born June 22, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American composer. Horvit trained at Yale University and Boston University and studied with Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss and Walter Piston,[1] as well as Quincy Porter and Gardner Read.[2] He was a professor of music theory and composition on the faculty of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.[3]

He is coauthor, with Thomas Benjamin and Robert Nelson, of Techniques and Materials of Music (2003/2008). Thomson Schirmer. 7th edition. ISBN 978-0-495-18977-0.

Selected works[edit]

  • Aleinu (Adoration)
  • Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra
  • Concerto for Percussion
  • Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, 'Daughters of Jerusalem'
  • Invocation and Exultation
  • Ohiloa la'el
  • The Cullen Overture


  • Horvit: The Cullen Overture and other works Albany 2000


  1. ^ Clifton, Keith E. (2008). Recent American Art Song: A Guide, p.87. Scarecrow. ISBN 1461670780. "HORVIT, MICHAEL (b. 1932) Michael Horvit currently teaches music theory and composition at the University of Houston. Trained at Yale University (BM, MM) and Boston University (DMA), Horvit has studied with Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, and Walter Piston. His works range from solo instrumental and vocal pieces to operas and symphonic music, much of it inspired by his Jewish faith."
  2. ^ "Moores School of Music faculty: Michael Horvit". Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Michael Horvit. Milken Archive of Jewish Music. Retrieved 2017-03-12.