Donald Denniston


Contact Info

Student Staff Coordinator

Music Library

Vietnam Vet. (US Navy), professional composer (biography in the Music reference area, partially correct). Compositions include “Sun Song” (1968), given its world premiere by a major US symphony orchestra, the Chicago Symphony (Carlo Maria Giulini). Other musical organizations performing my works: Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Back Bay Chorale, Minnesota Composers Forum, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, the 15th Annual Chautauqua International Piano Competition.

Book: “Serving Genius: Carlo Maria Giulini” by Thomas D. Saler

Studied briefly at the Conservatorio Guiseppe Verdi di Milano


BA Music Composition, UC Berkeley

Subject Area Expertise

Coordinate and train all student employees, handle scheduling, payroll, facilitate the Arthur Fielder Room, make sure all audio equipment in the Listening Area is in good working condition, handle Inter-Library Loan requests, DE inquiries, reference and directional questions, and keep music stacks and reference areas in order

Language expertise

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish