Richard Derby has a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California Santa Barbara. In 1977-78 he held a Fulbright Fellowship to study composition with Justin Connolly at the Royal College of Music, London. His article "Elliott Carter's 'Duo for Violin and Piano' " was published in Perspectives of New Music 20 (1981-82). A CD of his chamber music is available from Grammy-award winning Southwest Chamber Music (swmusic.org).
Recordings are posted at soundcloud.com/richardderby.