WAYNE OQUIN (b 1977 )
Wayne Oquin’s music has been performed on three continents. His original compositions have been given premières in London, Paris, Prague, Moscow, Toronto, Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw, and throughout the United States. A native of Houston, Texas, Oquin has composed for the King’s Singers, the New York Concert Singers, the Juilliard Symphony, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. His Ave Maria for SATB chorus is published by Boosey & Hawkes. After completing his Bachelor of Music at Texas State University, Oquin continued his studies at The Juilliard School where he earned his Master of Music and his Doctorate of Musical Arts. His principal teachers were Milton Babbitt, Samuel Adler, and Mary Anthony Cox. He joined the Juilliard faculty in the fall of 2008.