Adriana Verdié de Vas-Romero received a Masters degree in composition, summa cum laude in 1997 from CSULB, where she was elected Outstanding Graduate for the College of the Arts. In 2003, Dr. Verdié joined the theory/composition faculty at CSULB, after receiving a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds degrees in choral conducting and music education from the University of Cuyo in Argentina, where she was also the Outstanding Graduate for the Music Department, and an active conductor, theory instructor, composer, and arranger.
Dr. Verdié has participated in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, twice in the Cal State Summer Arts, with performances by the New York New Music Ensemble and Speculum Musicae (NY), the Oregon Ernest Bloch Festival, the Society of Composers, Inc. NE Convention, and the International Alliance of Women in Music Festival (PA), aside from being frequently performed at the CSU Composers’ Guild concerts, the UC Berkeley Graduate Composers Concerts and the Berkeley New Music Project concerts.
Critic Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times calls her music
compelling and original, and critic Allan Ulrich of the San Francisco Chronicle compares her piece Flute 3.2.4. with Varese’s Density 21.5
…in its vivid exploration of this instrument’s capabilities.
Dr. Verdié has received commissions to write orchestra, chamber and solo pieces, and her music has received several honors and awards in the US, Canada, and Argentina for original composition and arranging (Flute 3.2.4., Jira-Yira, El Polvoroso). She has had performances of her works in the regular seasons of the new music groups Synchronia (St. Louis, MO), I Cantori (Pasadena, CA), Zephyr (Spokane, WA), Oasis (Long Beach, CA), Earplay (San Francisco, CA), Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Americas Vocal Ensemble (New York), Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, Columbus (OH) Sinfonia, Berkeley University Symphony Orchestra, Cal State Northridge New Music Ensemble, and Cal State Long Beach New Music Ensemble.