Acoustics, Orchestration, Sound Technology, The Musician as Writer
Alfred Blatter received his D.M.A. in composition-theory from the University of Illinois, where he studied with Robert Kelly, Ben Johnston, and Kenneth Gaburo. He is a hornist; a published composer; and the author of Instrumentation and Orchestration (second edition), published by Schirmer Books, and Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice, published by Routledge. Dr. Blatter was the founding editor of Media Press and a United States panelist to the Ghent conference on new musical notation.
His interests include computer and electronic music, psychoacoustics, writing, and musical theater. He is professor emeritus at Drexel University, where he taught music theory and was head of the department of performing arts.
Dr. Blatter joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1989.