Frank Ticheli’s music has been described as being “optimistic and thoughtful” by the Los Angeles Times, “lean and muscular” by The New York Times, “brilliantly effective” by the Miami Herald and “powerful … with impressive flair and an ear for striking instrumental colors” by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Ticheli joined the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music
in 1991, where he is now professor of composition. From 1991 to 1998, he was composer in residence of the Pacific Symphony
. Ticheli’s orchestral works have received considerable recognition in the U.S. and Europe, with performances by the orchestras of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Nashville, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Saarbruecken and many others. He is best known, however, for his works for wind ensemble and concert band, many of which have become repertoire standards.