RICHARD BROOKS was Chairperson of Music at Nassau Community College from 1983-2004, when he retired. From 1877—1982 he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Composers (now Society of Composers, Inc.) and was President of the American Composers Alliance from 1993-2002. He has written over 100 works in all genre, including three operas. His opera for young audiences, Rapunzel, has been produced by five companies, most recently the Cincinnati Opera which gave it 65 performances. He is the founder of Capstone Records which was acquired by Parma Recordings in 2008.
Personal website: www.capstonerecords.org