Garth Matthew Drozin

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Garth Matthew Drozin (M.M.), Los Angeles, retired following 36 years as an attorney and judge in California, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia and has resumed his previous career as a music composer and ensemble conductor. Time for Christmas, his choral piece that he transcribed for brass ensemble and percussion, was premiered by the Cerritos College Wind Ensemble in California. A former player in the One O’Clock and Two O’Clock Lab Bands, he spent an additional year following graduation studying for his doctorate and working at UNT as a gymnastics instructor. After earning his Ph.D. at Cornell University and juris doctorate at Southwestern Law School, he was inducted into the SUNY-Plattsburgh Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Over the years, he has earned international and national music and academic awards, including a 1983 Fulbright senior professorship as director of composition studies at the National School of Music in Brazil. He is scheduled to lecture in music at the Central Conservatory of Music in China.