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Donald Reid Womack

Donald Reid Womack

Composition & Music Theory

Donald Reid Womack is the composer of more than 100 works, including nearly 50 pieces for Korean, Japanese and Chinese instruments. His music is recorded on more than a dozen releases in the United States, Japan and South Korea, and has been performed and broadcast throughout the world by such groups as the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Russia Ulan Ude Symphony, Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Korea, KBS Orchestra, Seoul National Gugak Center Orchestra, Busan National Gugak Center Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, and Hawaii Symphony, among many others. Womack has been honored by more than 100 grants, commissions and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Japan, two Artist Fellowships from the State of Hawai‘i, and prizes in the Gyeonggi Korean Orchestra International Composition Competition and Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Music Awards. His major works include a violin concerto, a viola concerto, a double concerto for shakuhachi, koto, and orchestra, two gayageum concertos, a haegeum concerto, an oratorio for chorus and chamber orchestra, and a triple concerto for shakuhachi, biwa and koto with ensemble of Japanese instruments, in addition to several orchestral works. A faculty member at the University of Hawai‘i since 1994, Womack serves as professor of composition and theory, as well as a faculty member of both the Center for Japanese Studies and the Center for Korean Studies.  www.donaldwomack.com