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Gooch, Warren, 1953-



  • Existence: 1953


A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Gooch received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. He studied with Stephen Dembski, Joel Naumann, Thomas Wegren, Mary Mageau, Eric Stokes and others, representing the varied aesthetic philosophies and stylistic positions of composers such as George Crumb, Milton Babbitt, Howard Hansen, and Nadia Boulenger. This broad background has informed Gooch's own diverse and comprehensive style.

Gooch's work as music theorist has been recognized by the College Music Society, and Gooch has authored a manual in the Benward/White Music in Theory and Practice textbook series published by McGraw-Hill. Professional affiliations include BMI, Society of Composers, American Composers Forum, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, College Music Society, Music Theory Midwest, Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization, Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Iowa Composers Forum and others.

[As of Spring 2013] Gooch chairs the Theory-Composition Area and coordinates the Master of Arts in Music program at Truman State University. In 2012, he was named the Truman State University Educator of the Year. He is also actively involved in church music.

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Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Composers Collection

Identifier: MS-0078
Scope and Contents

The American Composers Collection includes material related to over 150 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items. Material varies with composer, from a single item to several folders. The collection was amassed from various donations to the University of Missouri-Kansas City before being given to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections. Provenance is noted when known.

Dates: 1813 - 2006