WINONA, Minn. — Compositions by Saint Mary’s Assistant Professor of Music A. Eric Heukeshoven will now be cataloged in a searchable online database curated by the women’s national music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. The Composers Bureau is a group of American composers who have achieved recognition at the national or international level in concert (classical) music. An online service provides a way for students and teachers to find new music by American composers. The Composers Bureau website allows visitors to focus their search by title, genre, instrumentation, ensembles, and more. SAI annually dedicates one issue of its magazine, Pan Pipes, for an American composers update.
Candidates for membership in the SAI Composers Bureau must show a pattern of continued activity as a composer of concert music. Additionally, they must also have work published by a recognized publisher, have performances by professionals in a professional concert venue, or performances by professionals on national radio or television.
Internationally acclaimed composers and educators represented by the Composers Bureau include John Adams, Milton Babbitt, Carol Barnett, John Corigliano, Alan Hovhaness, Thea Musgrave, Stephen Paulus, Libby Larsen, Ned Rorem, Frank Tichelli, Judith Zaimont, and two of Heukeshoven’s composition mentors, Eric Stokes and Paul Fetler.