Newsletter 04-2013

April 2013
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We have begun an online archive of the works commissioned through the Dean’s Prize and the Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award. Links to recordings but the New Music Ensemble, scores, composer sites, etc. can be found at the Recordings page.

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UPCOMING EVENTS – April

(* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)

* DOCTORAL RECITAL – Michael Sweeney
Monday Apr. 1, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – Carl St. Clair
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1
Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in D Major (Laurent Grillet, Viola)
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major,K.485

* DOCTORAL RECITAL – Chris Renk
Thursday Apr. 4, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

* DOCTORAL RECITAL – Steven Snethkamp
Sunday Apr. 7, 2:00pm, Auer Hall

HAMMER AND NAIL – Program A
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 6:30pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

The first-half of the program for the eighth-annual “Hammer and Nail” original music and dance performance.

HAMMER AND NAIL – Program B
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 8:30pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

The second-half of the program for the eighth-annual “Hammer and Nail” original music and dance performance.

HAMMER AND NAIL – Program A
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 6:30pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

The first-half of the program for the eighth-annual “Hammer and Nail” original music and dance performance.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – David Hayes
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 8:00pm, MAC

Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini
Creston: Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (Steven Banks, Saxophone)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 “Reformation”

HAMMER AND NAIL – Program B
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 8:30pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

The second-half of the program for the eighth-annual “Hammer and Nail” original music and dance performance.

SENIOR RECITAL – Emily Levine
Saturday, Apr. 13, 5:00pm, Ford-Crawford Hall

Dzubay: Lullaby

* CECM Computer Music and Video Recital – Jeffrey Hass and John Gibson, directors
Monday, Apr. 15, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

* STUDENT COMPOSITION RECITAL
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Compositions by Chun, Khachatryan, Bryant, Sink, Dundee, Chow, Geller, Blank, Kuriyama, Qi, Friday, Flanagan, Clampitt.

* GUEST COMPOSER LECTURE – Joan Tower
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 4:00pm, Ford-Crawford Hall

GUEST COMPOSER LESSONS – Joan Tower
Thursday, Apr. 18, 9:00am, SYC 0014

9:00-10:30 – Ara Cho, Nicholas Cline, Jay Hurst
10.30-12:00pm – Jess Turner, Alexander Blank, Louis Goldford

* NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE – Freund, featuring guest composer Joan Tower
Thursday, Apr. 19, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Tower: Angels (String Quartet No. 4)
Tower: Copperwave (Brass Quintet)
Tower: Ivory and Ebony(Piano Solo)
Podgursky: As A Spell, Against Falling Objects(Dean’s Prize Commission, Premiere)
Britten: Sinfonietta, Op. 1

NON-MAJORS COMPOSITION RECITAL
Monday, Apr. 22, 7:00pm, MAC036

* MASTERS RECITAL – Ara Cho
Wednesday Apr. 24, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

NEW VOICES OPERA presents INTOXICATION – Chappell Kingsland
Friday Apr. 26, 8:00pm, Waldron Arts Center

A 90-minute opera for two dancers, eighteen vocalists, chamber orchestra and rock band. The operatic scenes chart the average American’s relationship to oil over the course of the twentieth century, leading up to the present day. Interwoven with these scenes are the dances which follow the love affair between America and Oil. This is the premiere production by New Voices Opera.

* MASTERS RECITAL – Naewon Kim
Saturday Apr. 27, 2:00pm, Auer Hall

NEW VOICES OPERA presents INTOXICATION – Chappell Kingsland
Saturday Apr. 27, 8:00pm, Waldron Arts Center

A 90-minute opera for two dancers, eighteen vocalists, chamber orchestra and rock band. The operatic scenes chart the average American’s relationship to oil over the course of the twentieth century, leading up to the present day. Interwoven with these scenes are the dances which follow the love affair between America and Oil. This is the premiere production by New Voices Opera.

NEWS – CURRENT STUDENTS

Five Jacobs school of Music composition students recognized in the 2013 Morton Gould Young Composers Awards

Established in 1979 with funding from the Jack and Amy Norworth Fund, The ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards program grants cash prizes to Concert Music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition. This year, IU’s Ryan Chase, YIe-Eun Chun and Francisco Cortes-Alvarez were awarded Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and Matthew Peterson (MM ’08) and Melody Eötvös received honorable mention. Read more…

Chappell Kingsland has received a major commission from Roundabout Opera for Kids

Chappell Kingsland has received a major commission from Roundabout Opera for Kids to write a new work for performance during the 2014-2015 school year.Read more…

Recent performances of Jeremy Podgursky’s compositions

Jeremy Podgursky’s MINDJOB (Version 2) was performed by NY-based ensemble CONTEMPORANEOUS in February. Read more…

Recent performances of student Phillip Sink’s work

The Mid-America Wind Quintet, comprised of faculty members from Emporia State University, performed Phillip Sink’s Two Poems for Wind Quintet at the 2013 Kansas Music Educators’ Conference on February 22, 2013.Read more…

Recent commissions and performances by student Ben Taylor

Benjamin Taylor was commissioned by a consortium consisting of 16 collegiate and high school bands to write a new symphonic band piece titled Trailing Clouds Of Glory. Read more…

Recent performances of student Jess Turner

Jess Turner’s Black Bolt! for wind ensemble was premiered by the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble at the American Bandmasters Association convention in Tampa, FL on Mar. 8. Read more…

Samuel Wells recent performances

Samuel Wells performed his work mining at the EMM Mini-Festival at Western Michigan University and at Ball State University’s 43rd Annual Festival of New Music last month. Read more…

NEWS – ALUMNI

Recent Commissions and Performances of alumnus Elliott Bark

Elliott’s Reminiscence for String Orchestra will be performed by a professional Finnish string orchestra St. Michel Strings.Read more…

Josh Groffman’s (DM 2012) composition selected for the American Composers Orchestra’s 22nd Annual Underwood New Music Readings

Joshua Groffman’s dissertation, Music from elsewhere: orchestra (2012) was selected for the American Composers Orchestra’s 22nd Annual Underwood New Music Readings, to be held at the DiMenna Center in New York City on April 8-9.Read more…

Alumna Gabriel Lubell update

On April 20 at 7 PM, the B-town Bassoon Bandits will be premiering Gabriel’s new bassoon quartet, The Curious Journey of the RyE-Un Maru.Read more…

Alumna Elizabeth Ogonek discusses being chosen as one of 16 recipients of this year’s American Academy of Arts and Letters awards in music.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Elizabeth Ogonek is one of 16 recipients of this year’s American Academy of Arts and Letters awards in music.Read more…

Regards,
Don Freund, Acting Chair
Composition Department
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
dfreund@indiana.edu

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