Fields of Study:
Composition, music theory, piano
Degrees and Studies:
PhD, Stony Brook University
MA, Queens College
BMus, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Sunny Knable is a multifaceted composer who won numerous awards including three “Best Composition” Awards from the Festival of New American Music, and the Iron Composers Award, for which he wrote a four-minute piece in five hours. He holds degrees from CSU Sacramento—where he received his Bachelor of Music in Composition, Piano Performance and Jazz Studies—Queens College (CUNY), where he completed a Masters of Arts in Composition—and from Stony Brook University, where he holds his PhD in Music Composition. In 2017, his chamber opera Beethoven in Lovewas performed at the National Opera Center. In 2016, Knable's Symphony No. 2 "The Great Expanse" was commissioned and premiered by the California Youth Symphony, Leo Eylar conducting. Since its premiere in 2012, The Brothers Knable’s opera for young audience, The Magic Fish, has been performed multiple times around the country. Other professional credits include his debut album "American Variations" on Centaur Records and his multiple bassoon works published by TrevCo-Varner Music. Dr. Knable serves as Music Director of The Church-in-the-Gardens; Music Director of The Garden Players, a theatrical group for children; and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens College and LaGuardia Community College, while fulfilling commissions from around the country. For more information, go to: sunnyknablecomposer.com.