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composer , conductor

Zelman Lewis Bokser, American Composer, conductor. Fellow National Endowment for the Arts, 1974, 82, Georgia Arts Council, 1985, MacDowell Colony; grantee CAPS, 1983, Meet the Composer, 1991.


Bokser, Zelman Lewis was born on February 1, 1951 in New York City. Son of William and Sylvia (Reicher) Bokser.


D of Musical Arts, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, 1983; Master of Arts, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, 1978; Bachelor, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, 1972.


Assistant professor, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1983-1986; assistant conductor, Chattanooga Symphony, 1985-1986; conductor, Long Beach (California) Ballet, 1987-1988; director instrumental music, University of California, Irvine, since 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Compositions: Duet for Two Violins, 1969, Quartet #1, 1972, Blind Variations, 1973, Fanfare for Orchestra, 1974, Molly Bloom, 1977, Odessey, 1978, Spruce Lake Sonata, 1978, Reflections, 1979, Earth Winds, 1980, Thirteen, 1981, Three Studies for Cello and Percussion, 1981, OneStar, One Moon, 1982, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra 1983, The Woman Who Dared, 1984, The Battle For Zygon, 1985.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: running, hiking.


Married Joan Carolyn Kuenz, Oct 15, 1978.

William Bokser

Sylvia (Reicher) Bokser

Joan Carolyn Kuenz