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 (

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