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Dayton Kinney

Graduate composer Dayton Kinney is a finalist for the 2019 Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Kinney is headed to Thailand to attend the festival at the College of Music, Mahidol University, where her string quartet, “Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks,” will be premiered. This is a busy summer of premieres for Kinney. On July 12, her “Obsessive Snapshots” premiered at... Read More »
Brittany Green

Incoming composition fellow Brittany Green receives JACK Quartet Studio Commission

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Described by Chicago Classical Review as “cinematic in the best sense” and “searing,” Brittany J. Green’s music is centered around facilitating collaborative, intimate musical spaces that ignite visceral responses. The intersection between sound, movement, and text serves as the focal point of... Read More »
Rachel Beetz, Eren Gumrukcuoglu, Richard Valitutto

Graduate composer Eren Gümrükçüoğlu's work premiered at SICPP (Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The US premiere of Gümrükçüoğlu's "Lattice Scattering" (2018) for flute, piano, and electronics (performers: Rachel Beetz - flute & Richard Valitutto - piano) took place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Other works on the program included pieces by... Read More »
R. Larry Todd

R. Larry Todd is featured in BBC Radio 3's "Cristiani and Her Cello" with Kate Kennedy

Monday, June 24, 2019
A cello virtuoso, there is relatively little known about the Parisian-born Cristiani today. Felix Mendelssohn dedicated his famous Song Without Words for cello and piano to her, and it is this piece that Kennedy and Professor Todd discuss. Professor Todd also... Read More »
"Each flows into the other"

Bryan Christian's (Ph.D. composition, 2015) new CD, "Each flows into the other," released by Irritable Hedgehog Music

Monday, June 24, 2019
Commissioned and recorded with the support of New Music USA, "Each flows into the other" is available digitally or as a 2 CD album. From the album's liner notes by ethnomusicologist Rebecca Lentjes: "Dual sound worlds flowing into and out of each other, converging and then... Read More »
James Budinich

JACK Quartet recording of James Budinich's "Lines, Breaks, and White Spaces"

Monday, June 24, 2019
James writes, "The last two years I've been working on a new string quartet, Lines, Breaks, and White Spaces, with the JACK Quartet -- they've been amazing collaborators, it's been such a pleasure seeing them bring my piece to life. The recording's up now on Soundcloud, thanks to the... Read More »
Brian Ferneyhough and Eren Gümrükçüoğlu

Graduate composer Eren Gümrükçüoğlu participates in June in Buffalo conference

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers, took place June 3-9 2019 at the University at Buffalo. An invited composer, Eren's Bozkir was performed by Mivos Quartet... Read More »
2019 Music majors

2019 Graduates and Award Winners

Monday, May 13, 2019
Undergraduate Degrees Conferred First Major Lily Chaw Distinction for her recital and thesis: “Connecting the American Jazz and 19th Century Virtuosic Piano Traditions” Second Major Joshua Azza Connor Scott Pfeiffer Interdepartmental (with Neuroscience) Dalton Akeim... Read More »
Master class at Taipei National University

Ciompi Quartet in Taiwan, April 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019
The group's first stop was the Chimei Museum in Tainan, a two hour train ride from Taipei. The Chimei Museum houses one of the world's finest collection of string instruments, including instruments by the Stradivari and Guarneri families. The next day (April 26) the Ciompi... Read More »
John Brown

John Brown serves on jury for 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music

Monday, May 13, 2019
In addition to Reid's p r i s m, the other two finalists were Still, by James Romig and Sustain, by Andrew Norman.  Read the full description at pulitzer.org. John Brown is Director of the Jazz Program and Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. The other... Read More »

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