William Thomas McKinley
In 1992, McKinley founded MMC Recordings with the goal of connecting composers with the finest orchestras, conductors, and performers in the world, releasing their recordings, and creating an archive of modern classical music. The label's primary collaborators include luminaries such as clarinetist Richard Stoltzman (a longtime friend and supporter of McKinley and his music), conductors Gerard Schwarz, Marin Alsop, Carl St. Claire, George Manahan, Kirk Trevor, Gil Rose, as well as the London Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and many more.
In recent years, McKinley has become even more prolific, and his works are featured on releases from Koch Records, Delos Music, and RCA Red Seal, in addition to those on MMC. 2006 saw the premiere of R.A.P., a double concerto for Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) and his son Peter (piano), with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Nonet for the Quintet of the Americas at Carnegie Hall. In 2007, selections from McKinley's Piano Etudes were premiered at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, and in 2009, Gil Rose conducted BMOP in the world premiere of Recollections.more