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William Thomas McKinley


William Thomas McKinley

William Thomas McKinley (b. 9 December 1938, New Kensington, Pennsylvania) is an American composer and jazz pianist. He has written more than 300 musical compositions, many of which have been recorded by such ensembles as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. McKinley is the recipient of numerous honors, including an award and citation from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and eight National Endowment for the Arts grants.[1] He is also among the founders of the label MMC Recordings.[2]

His son Elliott Miles McKinley is also a composer.[3]

Selected works

  • At least 4 Symphonies
  • Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 60 (1974)[4]
  • Concerto Fantasy, Concerto No. 1 for viola and orchestra (1978)[5]
  • Concerto No. 2 for viola and orchestra (1984)[6]
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 "O'Leary" (1987)[7]
  • Ancient Memories, Chamber Concerto for viola and chamber ensemble (1989)[8]
  • Concerto No. 3 for viola and orchestra (1992)[9]
  • Concert Variations for violin, viola and orchestra (1993)
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 (1994)[10]
Chamber music
  • Trio for 2 violins and viola (1971)
  • Little Sonata for viola, clarinet and piano (1973)
  • Portraits for viola solo (1973)
  • Waves, Study for viola solo (1973)
  • Trio Appassionato for clarinet, viola and piano (1982)
  • Samba for viola and piano (1984)
  • Sonata No. 1 for viola and piano (1984)


  • Sposato (1995) William Thomas McKinley: A Bio-Bibliography North Carolina (Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series) Chapel Hill: Greenwood Press Jeffrey S.

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