President Jeannie Gayle Pool (ASCAP) is a composer, musicologist, filmmaker, producer, and lecturer. An ASCAP composer, her compositions have been heard in California, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Massachusetts, Toronto, Paris, Belgrade, India, and China, and in several short films and documentaries. As a music historian and producer, she served as the Executive Director of the Society for the Preservation of Film Music from 1990 to 2002. She was a consultant and music archivist for the Paramount Picture Motion Picture Music Department from 1995 until 2012. Currently at Chapman University, Dr. Pool has taught as adjunct faculty at several universities and frequently guest lectures on film and television music, women in music history, and contemporary American music. Dr. Pool is one of the founders of the International Alliance for Women in Music and one of the leading advocates for women-in-music and producer of dozens on festivals, concerts, and conferences.
An award-winning radio host and producer, Jeannie Pool was heard weekly on KPFK-FM, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles between 1980 and 1997 on her program “Music of the Americas,” on other broadcasts, and numerous radio documentaries. She has produced dozens of recordings for Cambria Master Recordings, an independent California label which specializes in American music and works as a recording session producer on numerous other projects. Born in Paris, Illinois, Dr. Pool grew up in Ohio and studied music in New York City at Hunter College of the City University of New York (B.A. in Music). She also holds a Master’s degree from California State University, Northridge and a Ph.D. in Music from the Claremont Graduate University.
Vice President Richard Derby Richard Derby has a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California Santa Barbara. In 1977-78 he held a Fulbright Fellowship to study composition with Justin Connolly at the Royal College of Music in London. In 1982 his article “Elliott Carter’s ‘Duo for Violin and Piano’ ” was published in Perspectives of New Music. A Cambria Master Recordings CD of his chamber music is available from Southwest Chamber Music. Richard’s choral music is published by Lawson-Gould Music Publishers. Various awards include the BMI Award to Student Composers (1975), the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Contest/Victor Herbert-ASCAP Award (1975), the United Music Publishers Ltd. Prize for an Outstanding Composition Student at the Royal College of Music, London (1978), the Herbert Howells Prize, Royal College of Music, London (1978) and the American New Music Consortium Award, New York (1985). Recordings of Richard’s recent music are posted on soundcloud.com/richardderby. Richard’s website is at richardderbycomposer.com.
Secretary Carla K. Bartlett (ASCAP) is a composer, teacher, and pianist. She majored in music at California State University, Northridge, studying piano with Eleanor Russell and Carol Rosenberger, composition with Daniel Kessner, and conducting with David Whitwell. At CSUN, she wrote incidental music for theatrical productions and segued into composing soundtracks for short films and animation projects. After earning a Ph.D. in Education at Claremont Graduate University, Carla served as professor at Mount St. Mary’s College where she taught for many years. She taught instrumental music in middle and high school for over 20 years. In 2007, the Los Angeles Music Center acknowledged Carla’s outstanding teaching by granting her its prestigious Bravo Award. Her music is available from Truluckmusic.com.
Board Member Adrienne Albert (ASCAP) has had her chamber, choral, vocal, orchestral and wind band works performed throughout the United States and across the globe. Before beginning composing her own music in the 1990s, Albert enjoyed a long career as a singer working with composers including Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, and Gunther Schuller among others, Adrienne’s own music has been supported by noteworthy arts organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, Meet The Composer/Rockefeller Foundation, Subito Awards, Mu Phi Epsilon Fraternity, MPE Foundation, ACME, and yearly ASCAP awards. Recent commissions include works for The Cornell University Chorus, Harvard-Westlake School, Holyoke Civic Symphony, Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, Palisades Virtuosi, Zinkali Trio, Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Chamber Music Palisades, Pacific Serenades as well as private individuals. A graduate of UCLA, Albert studied composition privately with Stephen Mosko, and orchestration with Albert Harris. Her music has been recorded on MSR, Naxos, Navona, Centaur, Little Piper, Albany, and ABC Records and is published by Kenter Canyon Music (ASCAP). Her music can also be found through Falls House Press, FluteWorld, Theodore Front Musical Literature, and Trevco-Varner Music. For more information, please visit: http://www.adriennealbert.com
Board Member Allen W. Menton’s music reflects his many cultural interests, encompassing literature, history, religion, dance, theater, and the visual arts. His orchestra works have been performed by many ensembles, ranging from youth and school groups to community and professional orchestras. His works for theater have been performed at venues throughout southern California, and his chamber music has been performed across the country and recorded professionally. A dedicated and innovative teacher, Allen Menton is Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Fullerton College in California. Previously, he taught at Pomona College, Charles University in Prague (as a Fulbright Scholar), and at the Long Beach and San Bernardino campuses of California State University. He holds degrees in Music Composition and Comparative Literature from Stanford, Cornell, USC, and UCLA. Hear more of his music at www.allenmenton.com.