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Allen Molineux

Allen Molineux

Allen Molineux (b.1950) received a B.M. degree from DePauw University, a M.M. in composition degree from the Eastman School of Music and a D.M. in composition from Florida State University.  In addition, he attended the Lukas Foss Workshop at Indiana ...
Amit Weiner

Amit Weiner

Amit Weiner enjoys an international multi-faceted career as a composer and a pianist. His experience growing up in the enchanted and versatile Jerusalem shaped his approach to music of different styles and genres. Amit Weiner's music focuses on intermingling...
Anthony Donofrio

Anthony Donofrio

Anthony Donofrio teaches composition, theory, and new music at the University of Nebraska Kearney. He previously taught at Kent State University in Ohio, where he gave courses in theory and post-tonal analysis. He holds the Ph.D. in music composition...
Baljinder Sekhon

Baljinder Sekhon

“Clearly knowing the power of sonority” (Philadelphia Inquirer), the music of Baljinder Sekhon has been presented in over 400 concerts in twenty countries. From works for large ensemble to solo works to electronic music, Sekhon’s demonstrate a wide range...
Brett Dietz

Brett Dietz

Brett William Dietz is Associate Professor of Percussion at the Louisiana State University School of Music. He is the music director of Hamiruge (the LSU Percussion Group). He earned the Bachelor of Music in Percussion and the Master of Music in Composition/Theory...
Brian Ciach

Brian Ciach

Brian Ciach (pronounced “SIGH-ack”, born 1977) is a composer, new music pianist, and instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose music has been described as "remarkably inventive" (Herald Times) and "beautifully scored" (Aaron Jay Kernis). Dr. Cia...
Charles Corey

Charles Corey

Charles Corey is an American composer holding a Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied with Mathew Rosenblum, Eric Moe, Amy Williams, and Trevor Björklund.  His approach to composition exploits and s...
Daniel Farrell

Daniel Farrell

Daniel Farrell (b. 1996) is a senior undergraduate student at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida majoring in music composition and theory with a philosophy minor. He has studied with Dr. Jianjun He and George “Tony” Steve. Despite his you...
Daniel Fawcett

Daniel Fawcett

Daniel Fawcett is a composer, visual artist and instrument builder. He is a recent 2016 graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School with a M.M. degree in music composition where studied privately with Joan La Barbara and Morton Subotnick. Prior t...
Daniel Harrison

Daniel Harrison

Daniel Harrison (b.1987) is a frequently commissioned and performed composer of chamber, orchestral, choral, and electronic music whose music has been heard across the United States. His music has been praised for its "vivid use of instrumental color",...
Daniel Walzer

Daniel Walzer

Daniel A. Walzer is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Walzer received his MFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, his MM from the University of Cincinnati, and his BM from Bowling Green State University....
Douglas Hedwig

Douglas Hedwig

Composer Douglas Hedwig was a trumpet player with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Lincoln Center, NYC) for 27 years, working with and alongside the finest conductors and soloists in the world.  Since turning his full attention to composition in 2011, ...
Eduardo Caballero

Eduardo Caballero

Eduardo Caballero (b. 1976) | www.eduardocaballero.net Composer originally from Monterrey NL Mexico. His artistic development is divided between composer of both acoustic and electroacoustic music and director of ensembles and orchestras. He is the...
Ferdinando DeSena

Ferdinando DeSena

Ferdinando De Sena is a Miami composer, born in Brooklyn, NY. Fred DeSena teaches composition and electronic music at the New World School of the Arts, He served on the faculty of the University of Miami from 1992 – 2009, and was Director of the Electronic M...
Gregory Robin

Gregory Robin

Gregory Robin (D.M.A., University of Alabama) is a composer and music educator based in Lafayette, Louisiana.   He leads a varied musical career as a composer, music theorist, and guitarist. As a composer, his music has been selected for performance a...
Jackson Harmeyer

Jackson Harmeyer

Jackson Harmeyer is a composer, music scholar, and advocate of music. Jackson graduated summa cum laude from the Louisiana Scholars’ College located in Natchitoches, Louisiana in May 2013 after completing his undergraduate thesis “Learning from the Pas...
Jason Mulligan

Jason Mulligan

Jason Mulligan is an internationally performed composer who is dedicated to creating works that connect the western classical tradition with the culture of modern American society. His music has been performed at various institutions including Southern...
Jessica Rudman

Jessica Rudman

Described as a “new music ninja” by the Hartford Advocate, Jessica Rudman is a Connecticut-based composer and teacher whose music unifies extended techniques with clear melodic development and narrative structures to create a unique and personal emotional exp...
John Teske

John Teske

Seattle-based composer John Teske writes contemporary concert music for soloists, chamber groups, and chamber orchestra. Founder of the Broken Bow Ensemble and a series of “any ensemble” performances, he focuses on enhancing the listener experience, uti...
Jonah Elrod

Jonah Elrod

Jonah Elrod is a composer and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He currently serves as a board member of the Iowa Composers Forum, and is a member of the Society of Composers, Inc., SEAMUS, The Society of Music Theory,...
Joseph Adams

Joseph Adams

Joseph Z. Adams (1978) is a Tuscaloosa, Alabama based composer who has written for a variety of mediums ranging from stage to concert hall. Adams has received over a dozen performances of his orchestral music, has been interviewed on NPR, and has had...
Juro Kim Feliz

Juro Kim Feliz

Juro Kim Feliz (b. 1987, Philippines) is a composer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Pursuing composition studies in the University of the Philippines under Jonas Baes among others, he subsequently earned an M.Mus Composition degree at McGill University...
Katherine Saxon

Katherine Saxon

Katherine Saxon was born in Santa Monica, California and completed her Ph.D. in Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying with Joel Feigin. Katherine also holds a BA from Williams College in Massachusetts where she studied composition...
Ken Davies

Ken Davies

Wisconsin native Ken Davies (www.kendavies.net ) has had acoustic and electronic works performed at numerous new music festivals such as the Society of Composers, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Southeastern Composers League (he is a past president), Electronic...
Kory Reeder

Kory Reeder

Kory Reeder (b. 1993) is a Graduate composer currently pursuing a master’s degree in music composition at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Kory’s music investigates meditative and atmospheric qualities, often unfolding slowly and...
Li Tao

Li Tao

LI Tao, Chinese composer and pianist, started playing piano at age 4 and became a composer at age 11. Graduated with honors from Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China) and DePaul University (Chicago, IL) in music composition and received scholarships...

Matthew Petty

Matt Petty is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and video artist based in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University, where he received degrees in Music Education and Trombone Performance. His music has been described...
Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Reviewers have praised composer Michael Murray as "a contemporary craftsman-artist of original stripe” and "a master at writing for the human voice.” His music has been described as "well crafted," "expertly and adroitly handled," and "easy to listen to i...
Nathaniel Haering

Nathaniel Haering

Nathaniel Haering is deeply interested in the use of live electronics to expand the artistic capabilities of traditional instruments and augment their timbral horizons while enriching their collaborative and improvisational possibilities.  This perspective ...
Norberto Oldrini

Norberto Oldrini

Norberto Oldrini (Milan, Italy, 1968) studied Musicologia at Università di Bologna. Self-taught composer, he also trained with Detlev Glanert. His music is performed worldwide, with more than 200 performances: New York, Chicago, Berlin, Budapest, London, ...
Oliver Caplan

Oliver Caplan

With memorable melodies and colorful interplay, composer Oliver Caplan’s music expresses a deeply felt romanticism. His compositions capture the ephemeral: in his music, the geographies of people, places, and ideas intertwine to become tales of transformation. Mr. C...
Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas is assistant professor in music theory and composition at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. His wide range of compositional interests include writing for performer and electronics, acoustic chamber music, and group improvisation. ​ Paul's aco...
Peter Dayton

Peter Dayton

Described by the Baltimore Sun as having “a refined sense of melodic arcs and harmonic motion,” Peter Dayton’s compositions have been performed across North America and in Europe. Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree (summa cum laude) from Vanderbilt Univers...
Philip Schuessler

Philip Schuessler

Philip Schuessler’s music explores the intricacies of subtle timbres and delicate dynamics through extended acoustic and electro-acoustic resources. Many world-renowned artists and ensembles such as Yarn/Wire, Timetable, Mantra Percussion Ensemble, D...
Stephanie Pieczynski

Stephanie Pieczynski

Stephanie Pieczynski is a composer from Channahon, IL and received her BM in music composition from Northern Illinois University in 2010. During this time, she studied composition with Ted Hatmaker, Robert Fleisher, and David Maki. She performed on oboe...
Stephen Lilly

Stephen Lilly

Stephen Lilly (stephenlilly.net ) is a composer, performer, audio engineer, and sound artist.  Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Stephen ventured east to study composition at the University of Maryland.  In addition to his graduate degrees from U...
Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood is a composer, educator, and performer with a holistic view of the world. His visionary “Inspiring Stewardship” educational workshop is receiving national interest for it’s fusion of music, creativity, and environmental studies. Traveling the U...
Uri Netanel

Uri Netanel

Uri Netanel was born in Jerusalem and lives near Tel Aviv, Israel. Uri studied music at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, graduating with a Master's degree. Among his teachers were prof. Zvi Avni,...
William Price

William Price

William Price’s music has been performed in South America, Asia, and throughout the United States and Europe. His works have been featured at numerous national and international events, including the World Saxophone Congress, the International Trumpet G...
Yiheng Yvonne Wu

Yiheng Yvonne Wu

Composer Yiheng Yvonne Wu (b.1981, Taiwan) earned a Ph.D. (2016) and M.A in Music from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in Music from Yale University. Her works have been performed by the La Jolla Symphony conducted by Steven Schick,...