Weaver, Michael Alan
Dr. Michael Alan Weaver is Assistant Professor of Strings and Coordinator of Music Education and is a violist who has performed with the North Carolina Symphony and throughout the southeast. He holds music degrees from Florida State University and East Carolina University. His teaching experiences include public schools, private studio instruction, and university level strings, orchestra, and music education. Dr. Weaver’s biography appears in Who’s Who in America, 60th edition, and in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 9th edition.2006 0-7734-5737-2
The Pulitzer awards in music have been representative of America’s best composers since 1917. Twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winning composers, three Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship recipients, and two Pulitzer Special Award winners have written compositions for viola solo, viola with keyboard, and for viola with orchestra. This annotated bibliography catalogues each Pulitzer award winner’s compositions for these instrumentations. Each entry includes information concerning the composition’s premiere, publication details, dedication, commission, availability, a brief description, a selective bibliography, and a selective discography. Only compositions originally for viola and orchestra, viola and keyboard or viola solo are included. Some works are for another instrument or viola, as indicated by the original composer. Transcriptions by someone other than the original composer and works written for another alto clef instrument, but not for the viola, are not included. Descriptions of compositions were gleaned from music critics, prominent viola performers, presidents of composer societies, the composers themselves, reviews in journals and newspapers, or from performance and recording program notes. A brief history of the Pulitzer Prize in music is included. Publisher contact information, along with their instructions concerning the acquisition of out- of-print, archive or made-to-order requests, is also included.