Negative Mirrors (2001) for fl, cl, vln, vcl, pno, and vibr
Piano Trio (1997) for vln, vcl, and pno
Shifting Brilliancies (2000) for ob, vibr, cb, and pno
Spin (1999) quartet for fl, vln, vcl, and mba/vibr
Three Percussion Quartets (1991-2)
Variations (1999) for string quartet
Circulus (1993) for symphony orchestra
Invisible Cities (1994) for soprano and chamber orchestra
Missa Brevis Centesimo Anno Sanctae Trinitatis (1998) for SATB chorus
A Nest of Mirrors (1996) for forty percussionists
Six Pieces (1996) for string orchestra
Trio for Orchestra (1998) for symphony orchestra
James Romig (b. 1971) has been performing and composing music since age five. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe in recitals, music festivals, and as accompaniment to dance. In the tradition of his musical mentors, Charles Wuorinen and Milton Babbitt, Romig’s music celebrates dramatic balance, exuberant virtuosity, and rigorous formal integrity. Among his commissioned works are compositions for the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Percussive Arts Society, and new-music ensembles such as Suono Mobile, Helix!, and the New Vienna Chamber Ensemble. In recent seasons, his music has been included on concerts by the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra (James Dixon, conductor), the Ensemble Musicattuale (Bologna, Italy), the Eastman Contemporary Percussion Ensemble (Rochester, New York), Duo Contour (Freiburg, Germany), and Holy Trinity Choirs (New York City). Recent festival performances include the 50th Annual Fulbright Music Gala (Berlin, Germany), the UTSA Festival of New Music (San Antonio, Texas), and Wien Modern (Vienna, Austria). Romig’s works are available from Parallax Music Press, Penn Oak Press (Philadelphia), and the American Music Center (New York City).
Romig holds a Ph.D. in music theory and composition from Rutgers University, and undergraduate and masters degrees in music from the University of Iowa. A dedicated educator, he gives frequent lectures and masterclasses, including recent talks at Westminster Choir College Conservatory, the Interlochen Arts Academy, and The Juilliard School. Romig has taught at Bucknell, Rutgers, the University of Iowa, and is currently on faculty at Western Illinois University. He also serves as music director and principal conductor of The Society for Chromatic Art, a contemporary-music ensemble based in New York City.