Walter Saul, D.M.A.

Professor of Music
Sattler Hall, Room 118
559-453-2012
walter.saul@fresno.edu

Education

D.M.A., Composition, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1980 - Doctoral Marshal
M.M., Composition, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1979
A.B., Music, Duke University, 1976 - Summa Cum Laude
Studied composition with Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, Grace Cushman, Robert Evett, Iain Hamilton, David Maves, George Rochberg and Joseph Schwantner

Share why you teach at FPU

I am passionate about all three dimensions of the FPU Idea: teaching and learning together in a Christian community that is prophetic and engaged in its region for positive changes for the world. I am committed to carrying out the FPU Idea in my creation and performance of music to the glory of Jesus Christ. My mission as a composer is to create musical icons, windows of sonic light, that usher listeners into the presence of Jesus Christ and reveal a little of His heavenly glory to us.

Scholarly Interests

Music composition and performance

Professional and Service Experience

  • Over 183 compositions in my catalog since 1967
  • Frequent recitals as solo and chamber pianist
  • Member of First Presbyterian Church's Chancel Choir
  • Accompanist for Full Court Pres, the elementary-school-aged children's choir of First Presbyterian Church

Honors and Awards

  • Provost Faculty Scholarship recipient
  • ASCAPPLUS award in the concert music division, 2008 - 2009
  • ASCAP Standard Composer Awards, 1990 - 2007
  • Included in Who's Who in American Education, 7th edition, 2006-07
  • Included in Who's Who In America, 60th edition, 2006
  • Included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 9th edition, 2005, Multiple Year Honoree Included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 8th edition, 2004, Multiple Year Honoree Included in Who's Who In America, 58th edition, 2004
  • Included in International Biographical Centre Living Legends, published by International Biographical Centre, 2002
  • Kendall Award for Scholarship, Warner Pacific College, 2002
  • Included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 7th edition, 2002
  • Included in 2000 Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century, published by International Biographical Centre, 2001
  • Included in 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 20th Century, published by International Biographical Centre, 2000
  • Included in Dictionary of International Biography, 29th edition, published by International Biographical Centre, 2000
  • Included in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, published by International Biographical Centre, 2000
  • Included in Dictionary of International Biography, 28th edition, published by International Biographical Centre, 1999
  • Included in Outstanding People of the 20th Century, Second Edition, published by International Biographical Centre, 1999
  • Participant composer in Ernest Bloch Composers Symposium, 1999
  • Included in Who's Who in the West, 2000-2001
  • CD, Out of Darkness Into His Marvelous Light, selected by David Stabler of The Oregonian as one of the ten best new classical CD's from Oregon of 1998
  • Kendall Award for Scholarship, Warner Pacific College, 1998
  • Awarded a sabbatical for fall semester by Warner Pacific College, 1997
  • Participant composer in Ernest Bloch Composers Symposium, 1996
  • Chosen to appear in International Who's Who in Music, 1995
  • Promoted to Full Professor, Warner Pacific College, 1994
  • Burlington Resources/Warner Pacific College Scholar of the Year, 1992, 1989
  • Oregon Composer of the Year (OMTA), 1990
  • Certified by Music Teachers National Association and OMTA in composition and piano, 1988
  • First Prize, Sacred Text Category, South Coast Choral Society Choral Composition Competition, 1987
  • North Carolina Composer of the Year, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, 1986

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Composers
  • Authors and Publishers
  • College Music Society
  • Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
  • Music Teachers National Association (nationally certified music teacher in composition and piano)
  • Music Teachers of California

Publications and Presentations

  • A Time for War, A Time for Peace, published by Pioneer Percussion, 2004
  • Parousia, published by Red River Music, 2002
  • Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews, published by Pioneer Percussion, 2001
  • Toccata in C, On the Day of Pentecost, Visions of the Glory of God, published by Honey­Rock, 1998
  • Cetacea, published by T.U.B.A. Press, 1997
  • Christmas Scenes, published by Paraclete Press, 1994
  • Sonata #3 for Piano, published by MMB Music, 1992
  • De Profundis, published by T.U.B.A. Press, 1991
  • Emmaus, Advent, In the Name of the Lord, & In Memory and Hope of Mt. St. Helens, published by Pioneer Percussion, 1991
  • Half a Dozen in a Dozen and Five Bagatelles for Piano, published by MMB Music, 1991
  • From Life to Greater Life, Metamorphosis and Divertimento, published by MMB Music, 1990
  • Variations (organ), published by Hinshaw Music, 1980
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, published by University Microfilms, 1980

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