my curriculum vitae up until I started publishing fiction

After leaving Princeton in 1970 I moved to New York where I lived for 30 years. During this time, around 1985, I changed professions (painlessly) to that of writer.

In early 2000 I left New York for Texas to be close to my sister and to help with the family of one of my nephews.

In 1977 I had become general manager of the Society of Composers, Inc. (then, ASUC), a position I have held since then but for a brief hiatus from 2000 to 2002.

In Mineral Wells, I became chairman of the Advisory Board of the Boyce Ditto Public Library in 2007 (resigned in 2010) and President of the Mineral Wells Heritage Association 2009-2011.

A Beginner’s Manual of Music 4B, 1967 (Princeton University)
Layer Analysis: a Primer of Elementary Tonal Structures, 1976 (Longman Music Series)
Writings on Contemporary Music Notations, 1977 (Music Library Association)
How to Write Music Manuscript, 1977 (Longman Music Series)
Introduction to Musical Notation, 1976 (filmstrip—Educational Audio Visual)
Layer Dictation (with Richard Brooks), 1978 (Longman Music Series)
The Investor’s Guide to Stock Quotations, 1982 (HarperCollins) four editions
How To Buy Foreign Stocks and Bonds,1984 (HarperCollins)
How To Read the Financial News, 1986 (HarperCollins)
Export-Import Financing (with Harry Venedikian), 1986 (Willey & Sons) four editions
No Nonsense Guides to the Stock Market (1991), Mutual Funds (1991), Tax-Free Bonds (1992), Managing Your Stock Portfolio (1993), Money Market Funds, (1993) all published by Longmeadow
Feng Shui Revealed (with R.D. Chin), 1997 (Clarkson Potter)

Treader From the Sea – the story of a green sea turtle and the two great nesting colonies in the Caribbean: Tortuguero, Costa Rico; and Aves Island in the eastern Caribbean.

The Last Gargoyle – the story of a girl’s summer in Philadelphia and her discovery of the last gargoyle, an ancient creature imprisoned from the time of King Arthur and stolen from a cathedral in Normandy. (Young Adult)

The Easter Island Murder – a man goes to Easter Island seeking a possible half-brother to discover that not only does his half brother exist: he is a drag queen and charged with murder.

Disciple of Earth — a young, gay, indentured servant attempts to become a mage despite the rigid stratification of the medieval world in which the story is set. It is a story of heroes and the awakenoing of love.

Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1976 edition), Strategy-Plus (computer game magazine), and SCI Newsletter.

COLUMNS — I now write a monthly column, “The Writers’ Corner,” for the Mineral Wells Index.  Those articles make up my blog.



GERALD ALEXANDER WARFIELD, composer, writer. Born in Ft. Worth, Feb. 23, 1940. Son of George Alexander and Geraldine (Spencer) Warfield.

Education: Arlington Heights High School, 1955-58 (Fort Worth); Texas Christian University, 1958-61; B.A., North Texas State University, 1963, M.Mus., 1965; M.F.A., Princeton University, 1967; postgrad., Tanglewood, summers 1963-64.

Professional Positions:

Instructor, Princeton University, 1968-71
Associate Director, Index of New Music Notation, New York, 1971-75
Lecturer, contemporary music notation
Member, conference committee, International Conference on New Music Notation, Belgium, 1974
Chairman of the Program Committee, 2nd National Conference on Music Theory, 1977
Chairman, 9th Annual Conference, ASUC, 1974
Editor: Longman Music Series, 1976-85. Professional books in music including the English translation of Free Composition (Die Freie Satz) and other works by Heinrich Schenker.
Chairman, Executive Committee, American Society of University Composers, 1972-74 Founding editor, ASUC Journal of Music Scores
General Manager, ASUC/SCI, 1977-1999, 2002 –)
Treasurer, American Composers Alliance, 1979-96 (Executive Director [pro-tem] 1994-1995)
Council, College Music Society (conference chairman, 1981)

Chairman, Advisory Board of the Boyce Ditto Public Library, 2007-2010

President, Mineral Wells Heritage Association, 2009-2011
Broadcast Music Inc.

Music compositions include: Three Movements for Orchestra, premiered by the Dallas Symphony, 1966; Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, 1968 (1st prize, N.J. Chapter of National Society of Arts and Letters); Incidental Music to Hippolytos, 1977; Variations and Metamorphoses, 1973 (1st prize Arizona Cello Society); Fantasy Quintet, 1978 (2nd prize New Music for Young Ensembles).