Clifton Callender's music has been recognized by and performed at the Primavera en La Habana Festival of Electroacoustic Music in Cuba, Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance 2002 and 2006 Biennial Conferences, the iChamber New Music Series, the NACUSA Young Composers Competition, the Northern Arizona University Centennial Composition Competition, the Composers Conference at Wellesley College, the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, the 2nd PIANISSIMO festival in Bulgaria, the University of Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, SCI conferences, SEAMUS, the Fifth World Harp Congress in Copenhagen, and the Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions with the American Composers Orchestra.
His solo piano work, Patty, My Dear, is recorded on the Capstone Records label. Also active in music theory, Dr. Callender has published articles in the Journal of Music Theory, Perspectives of New Music, and Music Theory Online. Professor Callender received the Ph.D. in composition from the University of Chicago as a Whiting Fellow. He holds a M.M. in composition from the Peabody Conservatory and a B.F.A. from Tulane University.
Professor Callender maintains a personal website at: http://myweb.fsu.edu/ccallender/