B.A. Music Composition with Dr. Jack Fortner, Dr. James H. Winter. M.A. Piano Perfor-mance/Pedagogy with Dr. Bob L. Bennett (student of Carl Friedberg who was a student of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms) and Dr. Robert Pace (student of Josef and Rosina Lhévinne). Studies were completed at Columbia University, New York and California State University, Fresno. Mr. Hord has composed music for myriad needs and purposes. This will range from the 2015 Sight Reading Exam pieces (eleven level, Preparatory through Advanced) for the state wide Piano Performance Exams of the Music Teachers' Association of California (approximately 40,000 students), to the Evening Office for the Episcopal Church. Recent compositions include 8 Bagatelles for solo piano. Recent arrangements include: the 2nd Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, 1st movement, by Dmitri Shostakovich arranged for Piano and Concert Band; the 2nd movement of Piano Concerto K. 467 by W. A. Mozart arranged for two pianos, eight hands. He is retired from 25 years of teaching and performing at Fresno City College. In addition to piano he taught History of Rock. In January 2018 he performed at the NAMM Show, Los Angeles, California and will appear again in January 2019. He has performed When Susanne asked me to write something for her internationally for several decades. One of the most memorable was in Los Angeles, 2009, when he performed Nine Bagatelles by William Bolcom. Dr. Bolcom was in the front row and congratulated Mr. Hord onstage. Mr. Hord is a performing member of the American Liszt Society and the National Society of Arts and Letters, and is a life-member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a Reader at the Getty Institute of Research housed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. In June of 2018 he conducted research at the Bruno Walter branch of the New York City Library located behind Lincoln Center.