POLLACK, Howard. American, b. 1952. Genres: Music. Career: University of Houston, Houston, TX, assistant professor, 1987-93, associate professor of music, 1993-. Publications: Walter Piston, 1982; Harvard Composers: Walter Piston and His Students, From Frederic Krewski to Elliott Carter, 1992; Skyscraper Lullaby: The Life and Music of John Alden Carpenter, 1994. Music critic, Houston Press. Address: School of Music, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, U.S.A.