MAY 31 – JUNE 2, 2018
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Composers

Andrea Reinkemeyer

Andrea Reinkemeyer

The music of Andrea Reinkemeyer has been described as, “haunting,” “clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic” (Detroit Free Press, Schenectady Daily Gazette); it explores the interplay of visual metaphors, nature, and sound to create lush textures against churnin...
Andrew Sigler

Andrew Sigler

Andrew Sigler’s music has been commissioned, performed, and awarded by the Wellesley Composers Conference, Composer’s Inc. Suzanne and Lee Ettelson award, Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, Robert Avalon International Competition, SCI and NAC...
Anna-Louise Walton

Anna-Louise Walton

Anna-Louise Walton is an American composer of chamber and electronic music. She explores concepts of limited development, the notation of improvisatory rhythms, and utilization of found objects. Her works have been performed by ensembles such...
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...
Ash Stemke

Ash Stemke

Ash Stemke (b. 1991) "…simply composes music he wants to hear, because it is beautiful, spouts no unpleasant theories, and manages nonetheless to avoid the too-well-known and trite." (Steven Kruger, New York Arts). His music explores symmetry, trajectory, a...
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...
Chin Ting Chan

Chin Ting Chan

Based in the U.S., Hong Kong composer Chin Ting (Patrick) CHAN has been a fellow and guest composer at festivals such as the International Computer Music Conference, IRCAM ManiFeste, and the Wellesley Composers Conference. He has twice represented Hong...
Daniel Adams

Daniel Adams

Daniel Adams is a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University. He has received commissions from The McCormick Percussion Group, The McCormick Duo, The Gulf Coast Community Band, The Leechburg (PA) High School Percussion Ensemble, the Louisiana State...
Daniel Fawcett

Daniel Fawcett

Daniel Fawcett (b.1991) is a composer, visual artist and instrument builder from the United States. He is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School with a M.M. degree in music composition where he studied privately with Joan La Barbara and M...
David Bridges

David Bridges

New York City composer and clarinetist David T. Bridges’ music is driven by motivic transformations and unifies extended techniques with classic and narrative structures to provoke a visceral response. Bridges was featured by the Reciprocity Collaborative, R...
Douglas Hedwig

Douglas Hedwig

Composer Douglas Hedwig was a trumpet player with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Lincoln Center, NYC) for 27 years. Since turning his full attention to composition in 2011, his music has been performed at the Blossom Music Festival by members of the...
Emil Ernström

Emil Ernström

Emil Ernström is a composer who writes music with instruments and computers and found sounds. His music has been performed by Sō Percussion, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, icarus Duo, among other ensembles. He also writes scores for film and theatre, i...
Erik Lund

Erik Lund

Erik Lund, professor of music composition at the University of Illinois, is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and an active improviser (trombone). He composes music as analogies and commentaries, usually born of ideas and sources that...
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...
Ingrid Stölzel

Ingrid Stölzel

Ingrid Stölzel (b.1971) has been hailed “as a composer of considerable gifts” who is “musically confident and bold” by NPR’s classical music critic. Her music has been described as “tender and beautiful” (American Record Guide) and as creating a “haunting fe...
Jack Wilds

Jack Wilds

Jack's music has been performed in international venues including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Slider Asia Festival in Hong Kong, and the International Trombone Festival. His chamber music has been performed by the Attacca Quartet, and...
Jessica Rudman

Jessica Rudman

Jessica Rudman (http://www.jessicarudman.com) is a Connecticut-based composer whose music unifies melodic development and narrative structures with extended techniques to create an intense emotional expression. Her works have been presented across the...
Jonathan Graybill

Jonathan Graybill

Jonathan Graybill garners his influences from nature, field recordings, history, and the legends and stories of the indigenous people of North America in his music. Currently, Graybill is invested in an ongoing project, the Ancient Language of Birds,...
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...
Kory Reeder

Kory Reeder

Kory Reeder’s music investigates meditative, atmospheric qualities, ideas of objectivity, place, immediacy, and stasis while maintaining activity and constant development of material that unfolds slowly. Kory has frequently collaborated with theater, d...
Kyle Lewis

Kyle Lewis

Kyle Lewis  is a composer, theorist, and performer.  Lately, he’s been interested in extended notational systems and how they interact with performers’ cognition of the music, patient pacing, aleatory, subtleties in otherwise homogeneous sounds, varie...
Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a composer and pianist from China. Chinese traditional culture profoundly influences her music. She maintains a deep interest in the inner connections between composer, performer, and instrument. She was the winner of the 2013 Kleinman Composition...
Mara Gibson

Mara Gibson

Composer Mara Gibson from Charlottesville, VA, graduated from Bennington College, and completed her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo. She has received grants and honors from the American Composer’s Forum, the Banff Center, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Meet t...
Mark Lee

Mark Lee

Composer Mark Prince Lee resides in Franklin, Tennessee where he teaches Music Theory, Composition and German at Columbia State College. Lee received his B.M. from Florida State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He did post...
Norberto Oldrini

Norberto Oldrini

The music by Norberto Oldrini (Milan 1968, now living in Torrita di Siena, Tuscany, Italy), is performed worldwide, with more than 250 performances: New York, Chicago, London, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Rome, Budapest, Belgrade, Munich, Manchester,...
Patrick Houlihan

Patrick Houlihan

Patrick Houlihan’s music has been called “original and refreshing” (Speight Jenkins). Martin Bookspan wrote that he “treats his materials with imagination” and “displays a keen sensitivity to the [music’s] possibilities.” Some of Houlihan’s compositions have...
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

Recently awarded the Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Composer of the Year, Philip Schuessler explores the subtle, delicate intricacies timbres and dynamics through extended acoustic and electro-acoustic resources. His work is championed...
Roger Jones

Roger Jones

Born in Miami, FL, in 1944, Roger Jones finished his education there, earning a Ph.D. from the University of Miami 1972. After 3 years in Kansas, he took a position at the University of Louisiana,Monroe where he remained until his retirement in 2003....
Stephanie Pieczynski

Stephanie Pieczynski

Stephanie Pieczynski is a composer, oboist, and music teacher currently residing in Tallahassee, Florida. Her music has been performed throughout the world at various festivals, conferences, and recitals, including: Tempo New Music Ensemble annual concert,...
Stephen Lilly

Stephen Lilly

Stephen Lilly is a DC-based composer, performer, audio engineer, and sound artist. Theatricality, language, and abstraction are themes that define his work, most of which is for chamber ensembles. Stephen has composed for CoMA Bristol, the How Things...
Steven Landis

Steven Landis

Steven earned his DMA in Composition at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, an MM in Composition from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an MM in Double Bass Performance and a BM in Composition from The University of...
Tate Carson

Tate Carson

Tate Carson is a composer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied jazz composition and performance at both Loyola University New Orleans and the University of New Orleans. Carson was active in the New Orleans jazz improvisation scene from 2009 until 2015...
Tianyi Wang

Tianyi Wang

Born in China, Tianyi Wang is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist. His works have been performed both nationally and internationally, including BMOP, CEME, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, MISE-EN Ensemble, ACME, UPS Piano Trio, Collage New Music,...
Tony Solitro

Tony Solitro

Tony Solitro composes concert and stage music that is “fraught with tension” and “amusingly intricate.” His mythology-infused comedy Triangle was hailed “a standout favorite” (Theater Times). Commissioned by Boston Opera Collaborative and premiered i...
Vera Ivanova

Vera Ivanova

Vera Ivanova is a composer and on faculty at Chapman University (Associate Professor of Music, Music Theory/Composition Department) and the Colburn School. She graduated from Moscow Conservatory (BM and MM), Guildhall School in London (MM), and Eastman...
William Toutant

William Toutant

William Toutant was born in Worcester, MA. He received his Ph.D. Michigan State University. He joined the music faculty of California State University, Northridge in 1975. During the next 38 years he taught in the Department of Music, and served in a...