Michael Annicchiarico

Phone: (603) 862-3249
Office: Music, Paul Creative Arts Center Rm M115, Durham, NH 03824
Michael Annicchiarico

Michael Annicchiarico received his Ph.D. and M.F.A. in composition from Brandeis University, and his B.M. in music theory from the University of New Hampshire.  He was promoted to full professor at UNH in 2014, where he teaches composition, music theory, ear training, and arranging. Professor Annicchiarico has composed works for film, orchestra, band, chorus and chamber ensembles, and has arranged numerous pieces for jazz bands, choirs and chamber ensembles.  His music has been performed by the Rutgers University Symphony Band and the University of Ohio Wind Ensemble, and his jazz arrangements have been performed by such groups as Our Big Band of Maine and the Jazz Heritage Orchestra of Cleveland.  The UNH Wind Symphony (Andrew Boysen, conductor) recorded all his wind ensemble music in 2015, and produced a CD available from Mark Masters. In the summer of 2017 Our Big Band recorded all of Mike’s Wayne Shorter arrangements with an eye toward producing a CD some time in 2018.  Currently, Mike is at work on The Reporter’s War, an opera about World War II.


  • Ph.D., Music, Brandeis University
  • Ph.D., Composition, Brandeis University
  • M.F.A., Composition, Brandeis University
  • B.M., Theology, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Analysis/ear training
  • Music composition/arranging

Courses Taught

  • MUSI 405: Survey of Music in America
  • MUSI 472: Theory I
  • MUSI 571: Theory II
  • MUSI 572: Theory II
  • MUSI 573: Ear Training II
  • MUSI 574: Ear Training II
  • MUSI 775: Composition
  • MUSI 776: Composition
  • MUSI 777: Advanced Composition
  • MUSI 781W: Analysis: Form and Structure
  • MUSI 781W/881: Analysis: Form and Structure
  • MUSI 875: Composition
  • MUSI 994: Theory Seminar

Selected Artistic Activities

Duo For Clarinets (Feeling) (2019).

Dog Breath (2018).

"Zhukov Aria" from The Reporter's War (2018).

A Hermit Thrush at Eve (2017).

Over The Rainbow (2017).

Recording Project (2017).

A Child Is Born (2017).

Just the Two of Us, Eleanor Rigby, Love You Madly (2017).

Gracious Mother (2017).

20 Before/45 After (2017).