Newsletter 03-2012

headerMarch 2012


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Current list of ALL School of Music Events
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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8:00pm, Auer Hall



Thursday, Mar. 1, 8:00pm, Auer Hall
COLLEVOXUS – Composer Exchange IU/UNT

Friday, Mar. 2, 8:30pm, Recital Hall

Music by:  Mark Oliveiro, Ezra Donner, Amy Golden, Melody Eötvös, Patrick Peringer, David Roberts, Dan Tramte, Benjamin D. Taylor, Dan Bernado


Sunday, Mar. 3, 3:00pm, Ford Hall
PRO ARTE SINGERS and CONTEMPORARY VOCAL ENSEMBLE – William Jon Gray and Carmen Helena Tellez

Sunday, Mar. 3, 4:00pm, IU Art Museum
* GUEST LECTURE – Sydney Hodkinson

Monday, Mar. 4, 7:00pm, Sweeney Hall
GUEST LESSONS – Sydney Hodkinson

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 9:00am, MU 333

9:00-10:30am – Ransom, Frizzo, Renk
10:30-12:00pm – Groffman, Ahn, Ko

* NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE – David Dzubay, Sydney Hodkinson

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Ligeti: Chamber Concerto
Hodkinson: Some Assembly Required
Maderna: Giardino Religioso


Wednesday, Mar. 7, 8:00pm, MAC

Froelich: Pulse Mutations (DM dissertation)
Tomasi: Concerto for Trombone
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, orch. Maurice Ravel

HOLOGRAPHIC – Jeremy Podgursky and Ben Bolter

Thursday, Mar. 8, 8:00pm, Bloomington North High School
Friday, Mar. 9, 8:00pm, Russian Recording Studio, 1021 S. Walnut

Sam Pluta: Mix – Deep Breaths – Remix
Amy Beth Kirsten: World Under Glass No. 1
Jacob Druckman: Valentine
Alex Mincek: poco a poco
Jeremy Podgursky: Ouroboros
John Orfe: Leviathan
John Gibson: Blue Traces


Tuesday, Mar. 27, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Friday, Mar. 30, 8:00pm, Auer Hall


Gabriel Lubell’s piece Two Metric Studies for Trumpet and Drum Set has been accepted for performance at the 2012 conference of the International Trumpet Guild. It will appear as part of the New Works Recital on May 23 at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and will be performed by trumpeter David Amlung and drummer Nick Lang.
Chappell Kingsland

Chappell Kingsland has been selected as a finalist in Center City Opera Theater’s “Art Songs for the 21st Century” competition. Two of his songs will be performed on March 10 at a cabaret performance in Philadelphia.

Texu Kim’s work Sketches for Contredanse, (2012)has been commissioned and Ensemble Modern GbR in Germanay and will be premiered by EM with coductor Peter Rundel on March 5 in Alte Oper Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Sang Mi Ahn’s two compositions Convergence for Alto Saxophoneand Electronics and Monologue for Tenor Saxophone are going to be presented by saxophonist Heidi Radtke Siberz (doctoral student in saxophone) at the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. The conference will be held March 15-18 at Arizona State University School of Music.
Elliott Bark

Elliott Bark’s Reminiscence for String Orchestra (2007) will be performed by The New York Classical Players (Dongmin Kim, director/conductor) on March 16 and 17 in Bohemian National Hall (New York, NY) and Chodae Community Church (Norwood, NJ).

Eric Lindsay’s orchestra work Sambas Riscados was selected as the winner of this year’s Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Audience of the Future Composition Competition. The piece will be performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on April 10, 2012.


Brian Ciach

Brian Ciach has been named the inaugural Subito Composer Fellow. “The Composer Institute,” notes Stephen Culbertson (Subito Music founder and CEO), “is a celebrated training program for young symphonic composers; and this year, it presented Brian’s work Collective Uncommon. Brian possesses a unique way of connecting with listeners through his use of orchestration and intense sonorities to create a visceral, musical montage.
Brian has also recently accepted an offer from Murray State University (Murray, KY) for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Music. He will be lecturing in Music Theory, Counterpoint, Form, and Analysis, and will also be teaching his own introductory self-designed course in Electronic Music.

Wellspring by David Vayo (BM ’80, MM ’82) received its premiere performances on November 10 and 11 by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Spain, conducted by Michal Nesterowicz. The performances, which took place in A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, resulted from Vayo having won the Andrés Gaos International Competition for Composers two years earlier.
On February 14, Clint Needham’s Chamber Symphony was released by the American Composers Orchestra on their first Emerging Composers Digital Release on iTunes, Amazon, and Instant Encore.

David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music


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