3/22/16 Well, it looks like my tradition of updating every two years remains unbroken, though I am attempting to make good an effort to rejoin the full-time world of the artistically active, and to update with a bit more regularity! As of 3/22 the newest excitement is concluding the score for an animated short as part of a fantastic project created by Director Max Rothman. I had the pleasure of setting a narration of Poe’s “The Village Street”, and have had oodles of fun.  Otherwise, my summertime collaboration with choreographer Cara Hagan has yield much fruit, as she has performed our Ritual of 100 Tiny Circles across the globe in recent weeks and months:

August 2015: Mountcastle Forum, Winston Salem, NC

October 2015: SECCA, Winston Salem, NC

October 2015: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

March 2016: DD Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

March 2016: Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur, India

March 2016: InShape Jaipur, Jaipur, India


10/22/14 Wow. World’s worst updater of news…Anyhow, Schwartz was recently awarded a Regional Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem to support his collaboration with UNCSA School of Dance guest faculty Helen Simoneau, a new three movement work for string quartet and dances.

11/30/12: Ok, so as the father of twins I haven’t been doing so well updating news. Just a quick note to say that all of my works for saxophone are now available at: Why, I can’t hardly think of a better present for the holiday season than a score and set of parts!

2/27/12: We got a really lovely preview for the upcoming Helen Simoneau Danse performance featuring Thunk!…A Ghost Story and The Lithium Tango.

2/21/2012: Just a note that I am proud as can be that my new mp3 CD, OYOU is now available for purchase on CD Baby:

This album is a compilation of some of the wonderful chamber and orchestral performances of my music recorded over the years, and also a suite of electronic tracks from my evening length ballet score, OYOU. Special thanks to the extraordinary Erin Raines for the beautiful cover art.

2/16/2012: Some really nice previews of the upcoming (2/18) Winston-Salem Performances of Nosferatu:

1/27/2012: Newly confirmed: Helen Simoneau Dance Theatre will be presenting new choreography to two of my pieces, The Lithium Tango, and also a live performance of my string quartet Thunk!…A Ghost Story by an incredible quartet comprised of Jacqui Carrasco, Fabian Lopez, Scott Rawls, and Alex Ezerman.

1/20/2012: Just finished up a wildly visceral score of incidental music for the wildly visceral play 4.48 Psychosis. Looking forward to an intense production in lovely Tempe, AZ this spring, directed by Vanessa Kiernan, March 15,16, and 17!

11/15/2011: The Wonderful Creviston and Gruber Duo will be premiering and touring my unformed self for alto sax and piano in early 2012:


Tuesday, March 13, Recital and Masterclass at the University of Oregon
Monday, March 12, Recital and Masterclass at the Portland State University
Saturday, March 10, Recital and Masterclass at the Wichita State University
Thursday, March 8, Recital and Masterclass at the Oklahoma State University
Wednesday, March 7, Recital and Masterclass at the Southern Methodist University
Tuesday, February 28, 7:30 PM, Recital at CRANE School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
Friday, February 24, RECITAL OF PREMIERES IN NYC *
at the WMP Concert Hall ~ 31 East 28th Street, btwn Park and Lex
~ works of Gregory Wanamaker, Katherine Hoover, Whitney Ashe,
Eric Schwartz and John Fitz Rogers.

Also touring are the Creviston-Fader duo (guitatr and sax), performing my Thrash, commissioned by the duo in 2007:

Saturday, January 21, US Navy Band Saxophone Symposium (9:00 AM in the Choral Room)
Wednesday, January 18, Recital/Masterclass at the Central Michigan University
Wednesday, January 18, Recital/Masterclass at the Grand Valley State University
Jan 14-16, Recording Sessions, White Pine Music (thanks to the Aaron Copland Foundation)

9/18/2011: A bustling slate of upcoming fall events in beautiful North Carolina:

Sept. 27, 7:30, my piano piece “The Incredible, Disappearing Vampire Music” will be performed at UNCG as part of the 2011 New Music Festival (

Sept. 30, 2:00, I will be presenting a lecture on the influence of music from Antiquity-1750 on the music of myself, and other living composers, also as part of the UNCG Festival

Oct. 28, 7:00, my experimental score will be performed live alongside a screening of the film Nosferatu in Raleigh, as part of the MusicCoal Series, presented by Burning Coal Theatre

Oct. 31, 8:50 (am), I will be on 88.5 WFDD (NPR), talking about Forecast Music ( with David Ford

Nov. 3, 8:00, the Forecast Music “Triad Composers Project”, featuring work of myself, as well as other Piedmont Triad composers including Larry Dillon, Alejandro Rutty, Michael Burns, Mark Engebretson, and Ken Frazelle; at The Garage in the W-S Arts District

Nov. 7, 8:00, excerpts from Nosferatu as part of the Arts Market Showcase in Durham,

Nov. 11, ummm, gosh I don’t appear to have the time handy, but I’ll be presenting a talk about my music, and contemporary music entrepreneurship at the UNCSA School o’ Music

8/13/2011: If you’re in the Piedmont Triad on Oct. 31 (of course) do take a listen to 88.5 at 8:50am. I will be discussing the upcoming Forecast Music Concert on NPR’s Triad Arts Up Close with David Ford.

Also thanks to Susan Fancher for her incredibly kind article on my work for the instrument in the July/August issue of Saxophone Journal:

6/08/2011: Christopher Creviston, Oren Fader, and producer Scott Burgess of White Pine Music have received a 2011 Copland Foundation grant to record a number of duos written for sax and guitar, including my own Thrash (which was composed for their duo in 2007).

5/28/2011: After two wild and crazy years, not to mention eight hours of auditions, interviews, and observed teaching during the search process I am officially the Music Director of the UNCSA School of Dance. And I could not be prouder or more honored. :)

4/01/2011: Please do check out the fantastic new CD Flux by the Lunar Saxophone Quartet, featuring my frisky dance suite 4 Chair Legs

2/20/2011: We got a great review in the Winston Salem Journal for Voces:

1/29/2011: If you’re in or near Winston-Salem in February do swing by the Steven’s Center for a fantastic UNCSA Winter Dance. The show will present George Balanchine’s Symphonie Concertante, Gallery by Alwyn Nikolais, James Kudelka’s Gazebo Dances and a world premiere by Diego Schoch, featuring a score composed by little old me, in collaboration (!) with the wonderful percussionist John Wilson. Evening performances 2/17-2/19 at 7:30, 2/20 matinee at 2:00.

1/20/2011: Welcome to! Current projects include: “Light & Shadow” for percussion and tape for choreographer Diego Schoch, composed in collaboration with percussionist John Wilson. “TBA” for saxophone and piano, for sax player Christopher Creviston. “TBA” for solo extended range glockenspiel(!), for percussionist Trevor Saint.