Barton CummingsBarton Cummings (1946-2014) enjoyed a distinguished international musical career. Recognized as an author, composer, conductor, educator and performing artist, he pursued these activities successfully for more than forty years. His consistent and scholarly writing have produced three books, more than four hundred articles, scores of reviews and several editorship positions. His work is constantly cited in articles, books and dissertations by other authors. The music of Barton Cummings has been performed throughout the world by such prominent artists and ensembles as Harvey Phillips, Mark Nelson, Mary Ann Craig, Fritz Kaenzig, Dennis Askew, Susan Bradley, Susan Nigro, Tony Clements, David Deason, Carson Cooman, Janet Polk, Jae Young Heo, San Jose (CA) Chamber Orchestra, Bowling Green State University Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, Colonial Tuba Quartet, Meridian Arts Ensemble Brass Quintet, St. Johnís Brass Quintet, Prima Toni, Tokyo Bari-Tuba Ensemble, University of Michigan Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, New Castle Brass Ensemble, Harmonious Brass Choir, University of New Hampshire Concert Choir, University of the Pacific Wind Ensemble, University of North Carolina Ė Greensboro TubaBand, and the Georgia Honors Euphonium-Tuba Choir. Mr. Cummings had retired and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area until his death in 2014.