Newsletter 01-2015


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

FACULTY RECITAL (AH) – Don Freund, piano

Sunday, January 18, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Selected Preludes and Fugues from J.S. Bach’s Well Tempered Klavier, books I & II

GUEST RECITAL (AH) – Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet

Wednesday, January 21, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Program featuring 20th and 21st century Latin American works

NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (AH) – Dominic DiOrio, director

Sunday, January 25, 4:00pm, Auer Hall

Including premieres by Claude Baker and Phillip Sink

GUEST RECITAL (AH) – Zoran Dukic, guitar

Tuesday, January 27, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Featuring 20th century guitar works

GUEST RECITAL (FH) – Dave Scott Quintet

Thursday, January 29, 8:30pm, Ford Hall

Improvisational works by Dave Scott


Will RoweWill Rowe’s Chamber Music to Be Featured in NYC Festival

Will Rowe’s character pieces for violin and piano based on paintings by Gustav Klimt, Secessionist Subjects, will be included in the 2015 mise-en festival this June. The festival takes place in NYC, and the piece will be performed by the festival’s resident musicians, ensemble mise-en.

Jihyun KimJihyun Kim’s String Quartet Receives Honorable Mention in Red Note Competition

Jihyun Kim’s piece, Extempore Anamnesis, has been named as an honorable mention in the Red Note New Music Composition Competition.




keith fitchKeith Fitch (BM ’89, MM ’92, DM 95) Receives Composer-in-Residence Appointment

Keith Fitch has been appointed Composer-in-Residence at the Rocky Ridge Summer Music Center, where he will direct the Young Artist Program in Composition.

David WerfelmannDavid Werfelmann (MM ’09) Receives Position at Webster University

David Werfelmann will be joining the faculty at Webster University in August 2015 as Assistant Professor of Music in Theory and Composition and Director of the B.A. in Music Program. During his short visit to Webster, it became immediately clear that it would be a great fit, and he is thrilled to begin this new chapter.

Needham, ClintClint Needham (DM ’10) Wins 2014 Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize

Clint Needham’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble, commissioned and premiered by the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Symphonic Wind Ensemble last spring, has been awarded the 2014 Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize from Ithaca College. The award is given out every two years and there were 90 entires submitted this year. Previous winners of the award include composers Frank Ticheli, Warren Benson, Jeffrey Hass, Adam Gorb, Evan Chambers, David Dzubay, and John Mackey. In addition to the prize, the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble will perform the work in the Fall of 2015.

Additionally, Cleveland Orchestra member Jack Sutte has released a solo trumpet CD entitled Fanfare Alone that features his work Three Ditties, and the award winning Bala Brass Quintet recorded my second brass quintet, Abstract Mosaics, on their CD entitled Revealed.

Gordon WilliamsonUpdate from Gordon Williamson (DM ’12)

Gordon Williamson has just finished a six-month artist residency at the K├╝nstlerhof Schreyahn in Germany, where he completed a new commission for the Radio Orchestra Stuttgart (SWR). The new piece, Unhinged, will be premiered on February 8th as part of the 2015 Eclat Festival. On November 21st and 22nd, Musik 21 Niedersachsen presented portrait concerts of his works in Wolfenb├╝ttel and Hannover, together with the German composer Johannes Boris Borowski. He has also recently been awarded a three-month residency in Graz, Austria in 2015 as part of the Styria Artist-in-Residence Program.

Keun Hyoung LeeUpdate from Keun-Hyoung Lee (DM ’02)

In 2012, Keun-Hyoung was the recipient of The 31st Korean Composition Grand Prix, awarded by The Music Association of Korea. The honor is awarded not only based on the submitted piece, but also the accomplishments of the canditate over the last three years. The prize has been considered as the Grand Prix for all of composers in Korea.

In more recent news, Keun-Hyoung’s first opera, I am Joongsub Lee, was performed in Osan Arts Center last August. It was the third time performance with another possible performance next year in Jeju, Korea. Finally, Keun-Hyoung’s new opera Woonyoung, a court maid will be premiered on February 14 to 15 2015 at the National Theate of Korea. The opera was commissioned by The Arts Council of Korea and The Seoul Opera Ensemble, directed by Soo-Dong Chang, will manage the production.

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