Newsletter 05-2013

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
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May 2013. Sign up for additional newsletters (Opera/Ballet, Upcoming Events, LiveStream Announcements, etc.)  WELCOME…to the e-newsletter from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Composition Department.  Please forward this newsletter to colleagues, students, and other interested parties in Bloomington and elsewhere.  We have begun an online archive of the works commissioned through the Dean’s Prize and theGeorgina Joshi Composition Commission Award. Links to recordings by the New Music Ensemble, scores, composer sites, etc. can be found at the Recordings page.  Alumni: Please make sure that you are listed correctly on our Alumni page and send any updated information to the coordinator.

Current list of ALL School of Music Events
Current list of Composition Department related Events and Announcements


NEWS – CURRENT STUDENTS


2013 COMPOSITION DEPARTMENT PRIZES ANNOUNCED

The faculty of the Jacobs School of Music Composition Department is pleased to announce results for the following annual internal competitions.

Category A (Orchestra or Wind Ensemble, $500 prize): Elliott Bark, YOOK-I-O, for orchestra.
Category B (Chamber/Ensemble, $1000 prize and commission for a new work to be premiered by the New Music Ensemble in 2013-14): Chris Renk, Cave Paintings.
Category C (Undergraduate, $300 prize): Evan Rees, Cabaret Songs
Category D (in honor of Morris and Sheila Hass: Electronic Composition, $300 prize): Benjamin Taylor, Shipbreaking.
2013 GEORGINA JOSHI COMPOSITION COMMISSION AWARD ($1000 prize and commission for a new work for voice and ensemble to be premiered by the NME in 2013-14): Erik Ransom, The Cracked Bell.  Read more…


IU COMPOSERS EXCEL IN THIRD INTERNATIONAL FRANK TICHELI COMPOSITION CONTEST

ticheliIU Jacobs School of Music composition students, alumni and faculty works for wind ensemble excelled at this year’s Frank Ticheli Composition Contest.

Four IU-related winners, out of nine awards total, include current student Benjamin Taylor for his work Whiz-bang, alumna Joni Greene for her work Cameron’s Dream, alumnus Matthew Peterson for his work Reflections on the Death of the Beloved and composition faculty member Jeffrey Hass for his work All the Bells and Whistles.Read more…


RECENT PERFORMANCES OF RYAN CHASE

ryanchaseOn April 2, the Contemporaneous ensemble with Ariadne Greif premiered Chase’s “Carroll Madrigals”, for soprano and ensemble, commissioned by Contemporaneous for the Fordham Voices Up! Festival.Read more…


JAY HURST WINS COMPOSITION DEPARTMENT KUTTNER STRING QUARTET COMPETITION WITH “CHEKHOV’S GUN”

Hurst-Jay-300Congratulations to Jay Hurst, the winner of the 2012-13 Composition Department “Kuttner String Quartet” Competition. Read more…


TIM MILLER’S FIRU PERFORMED AT NASA

tim-miller-200Jacobs School student Tim Miller’s saxophone piece FIRU was performed at the NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) Region 7 conference on March 15th. Read more…


HAMMER AND NAIL: STUDENT COMPOSER/CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY COLLABORATION

Hammer-and-Nail-2013.2.308On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington, Indiana University student dancers and musicians performed two shows of original choreography and music.Read more…


NEWS – ALUMNI


Composition alumnus Juan Antonio Cuellar, president of Batuta foundation in Colombia, visits the Jacobs School April 11-13

Cuellar-200Alumnus Juan Antonio Cuellar, executive president of the Batuta National Foundation in Colombia, visited the IU Jacobs School from April 11-13 to give a master class and lecture on transforming society through the musical arts.Read more…


Update from Alumni composer Keith Fitch (BM ’89, MM ’92, DM ’95)

keith_fitchKeith Fitch (BM ’89, MM ’92, DM ’95) currently heads the composition department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he also directs the CIM New Music Ensemble.Read more…


Alumnus Eric Nathan wins 2013 Rome Prize.

Eric NathanEric Nathan, MM ’08, was one of two composers named musical composition winner in the annual Rome Prize competition during a formal ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on April 18, 2013. Read more…


J. Mark Scearce (DM 93) Commissioned by the Center for Contemporary Opera

scearce-200Through a grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the Center for Contemporary Opera has commissioned an opera, Falling Angel by Jacobs School alumnus J. Mark Scearce with libretto from Lucy Thurber based on the classic novel by William Hjorstberg.Read more…


Update from Alumni composer Natalie Williams (DM ’11)

nataliewilliamsNatalie Williams (DM ’11) has been awarded a residency place at the Master Artists in Residency program (Atlantic Center for the Arts), in Florida during May, working with composer, Judith Shatin.Read more…


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

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