THE LOST CONCERTO
Trevor Weston’s music has been called a “gently syncopated marriage of intellect and feeling.” (Detroit Free Press) Weston’s honors include the George Ladd Prix de Paris from the University of California, Berkeley, a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony.
He has received performances from The Boston Children’s Chorus, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue Choir, The Starling Chamber Orchestra, Mallarme Chamber Players, The Providence Singers, The Tufts Chamber Chorus, The UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, The Washington Chorus, Trilogy: An Opera Company, and The Manhattan Choral Ensemble. Weston completed the re-orchestration of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto for the Center for Black Music Research. The Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street, under the direction of Julian Wachner, presented an entire concert of Trevor Weston’s choral music in 2015,
Weston’s Griot Legacies, for choir and orchestra, premiered in Boston, August 2014, after he completed a short residency for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Griot Legacies presents new, innovative versions of four African American Spirituals and demonstrates Weston’s “knack for piquant harmonies, evocative textures, and effective vocal writing.” (Boston Globe)
Dr. Weston’s musical education began at the prestigious St. Thomas Choir school in NYC at the age of ten. He received his B.A. from Tufts University and continued his studies at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned his M. A. and Ph. D. in music composition. His primary composition teachers were T. J. Anderson, Olly Wilson and Andrew Imbrie and Richard Felciano. Dr. Weston is currently an Associate Professor and chair of the Music Department at Drew University in Madison, NJ.