|Frank E. Warren (born February 27, 1950) is the
founder and president of Frank E. Warren Music Service and Earnestly Music.
He is also a well-respected, award-winning composer, educator, and adjudicator.
While retired as an educator, he is active with everything else!
A versatile composer and arranger, Frank E. Warren’s passion is
rooted in early 20th century music. Influences however range from Monteverdi
to John Coltrane to Ralph Vaughn Williams and Erik Satie. Of course Bach
and Beethoven are very high on his list yet the people he respects most
are those teachers who helped him find his own voice. Chief among them
John Bavicchi, Jeronimas Kacinskas, Tom McGah, Bill Maloof, Hugo Norden and
Alma Espinosa were each essential. This versatility is evident in his
choral, chamber, orchestral, jazz, and vocal works - as well as in his
collaborations with poets, visual artists, and with modern dance companies
throughout the United States and abroad.
Frank E. Warren graduated Berklee College of Music with two Bachelor of Music degrees: one in composition and the other in music education, marking him Berklee’s first student to graduate with a double major. While there, he also founded the Berklee Student/Composer Organization, which later became part of the school’s curriculum. After graduation, he began a professional teaching career while pursuing a Master of Music degree in Theory/Composition at the University of Lowell (MA).
As a guest composer and clinician, Warren has been a participant in guest artist programs on college campuses and at libraries as well as in various art and music clubs. He’s been a guest composer at Berklee College of Music, Chicago Musical College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Manhattan School of Music, Memphis State University, Newton, MA (Meadowbrook Jr. High), Russell Sage College, University of Saskatchewan and has appeared with Thursday Musical Chamber Series of Minneapolis as well as other organizations.
Profiled in the summer 1991 issue of Chamber Music magazine, interviewed for a series of articles published in the Boston Classical Guitar Society Newsletter, and participating as a guest of Bruce Duffie for classical radio station WNIB-Chicago, Warren enjoys sharing his experience and ideas with a wide range of audiences. The composer offers a variety of seminars and clinics in composition and related subjects for music majors as well as for general audiences.
In 1994, Warren established a new music company focused on promoting
the works of emerging U.S. composers. The Frank E. Warren
Music Service and its subsidiary, Earnestly Music, has since
grown to include the music of established and master composers
on an international scope. The catalogue includes writers of
chamber and choral music, as well as educational materials
and transcriptions of the masters. The publisher represents
both ASCAP and BMI writers, and has been elected to membership
with the Music Publishers' Association.
Warren has been selected as an adjudicator at numerous competitions and panels, including:
== From the Frank E. Warren website
© 1993 Bruce Duffie
This conversation was recorded in Chicago on January 15, 1993. Portions were broadcast on WNIB in 1996. This transcription was made in 2022, and posted on this website at that time. My thanks to British soprano Una Barry for her help in preparing this website presentation.
To see a full list (with links) of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here. To read my thoughts on editing these interviews for print, as well as a few other interesting observations, click here.
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Award - winning broadcaster Bruce Duffie was with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago from 1975 until its final moment as a classical station in February of 2001. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals since 1980, and he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FM, as well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.You are invited to visit his website for more information about his work, including selected transcripts of other interviews, plus a full list of his guests. He would also like to call your attention to the photos and information about his grandfather, who was a pioneer in the automotive field more than a century ago. You may also send him E-Mail with comments, questions and suggestions.