Newsletter 01-2014


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

* FACULTY RECITAL – Don Freund, composer and piano

Saturday January 18, 8:00pm, Auer Hall


Tuesday January 21, 8:00PM, Auer Hall

FIFTH HOUSE ENSEMBLE: Black Violet, Act I: In the Leagues of Despair

Saturday January 25, 8:00PM, Auer Hall

Walter Piston: Divertimento

Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio

Hector Villa Lobos: Fantasia-Allegro from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6

Jonathan Keren: Hungary is Far Away

Greg Simon: Kites at Seal Rock

Alain Goraguer (arr. C. Marks: Les Fusees from Le Planete Sauvage

UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA – Stuart Malina, Conductor

Wednesday January 29, 8:00PM, MAC

Kim: Symphony No. 1 (2007) (DM diss.)

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 in G Major (“A London Symphony”)


photoWallinga and Sink Named Winners of the 2013 NOTUS Prize

Two Jacobs School composition students have been named prizewinners in this year’s NOTUS Choral Composition Contest.
Patricia Wallinga is the first-prize winner for her work Portraits of Wartime for mixed chorus and cello. Phillip Sink is the second-prize winner for his work Fire and Ice for mixed chorus a cappella.
NOTUS will premiere the two prize-winning works on the concert program Hot Off the Press on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Auer Hall at 8 p.m. The concert will also feature works of living composers, part of which will be repeated on Friday, March 21, 2014, as part of “a cappella next!” a special event in New York City as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) season at Carnegie Hall / Weill Recital Hall.
Two honorable mentions were also given for Yihan Chen’s Immolation and Steven Snethkamp’s Substance is Eternal.
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phillip_sinkPhillip Sink Wins 2013 Kuttner Quartet Composition Contest

Phillip Sink’s Lake Effect was selected as the winner of 2013 Kuttner String Quartet Composition Contest. His work will be performed in the Kuttner Quartet’s spring recital.

ryanchaseRyan Chase Receives 2013 Fromm Commission

Ryan Chase is the recipient of a 2013 Fromm Commission from the
Harvard Fromm Music Foundation. Previous recipients include Luciano
Berio, Elliott Carter, Leon Kirchner, Augusta Read Thomas, and Roger
Reynolds. Ryan’s commissioned work, “now wonder nyce and straunge”,
will be premiered by the Lunatics at Large during their 2014-2015
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Texu_KimTexu Kim Selected for the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival

Texu Kim (DM Composition) has been selected as one of the resident composers in Mizzou International Composers Festival 2014. He will receive lessons from Beat Furrer and Nico Muhly, as well as a premiere performance and a professional recording (with the ensemble Alarm Will Sound) of a new work.
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Kenji_KuriyamaUpdate from Kenji Kuriyama

Kenji Kuriyama’s Redemption for flute, cello, and piano was selected as the winner of the 2013 Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Scholarship Fund award. >Read more…

nd13m1Update from Nicole DiPaolo

Nicole DiPaolo (DM minor) is currently sailing the high seas as the pianist of the Duo del Mare aboard various Holland America cruise ships; nevertheless, she has remained actively involved in her compositional pursuits. Shortly after embarking on a pedagogical composition project for beginning piano students, Nicole was named a Studio Composer-in-Residence at the Joy in Music Piano Studio in Portland, Maine. Her collection of pieces aims to provide first- and second-year students with brief, technically accessible, and engaging repertoire in each of the traditionally “difficult” keys with three or more flats/sharps. Once Nicole completes all 20 projected compositions, she plans to publish the collection online.
Alongside the aforementioned pedagogical project, Nicole has been focusing on music for strings as both a composer and a performer. Her Divertimento for string quartet was successfully premiered in Merida, Mexico this past October by the International String Quartet of Yucatan (for whom the piece was written).


Clint Needham1Clint Needham (DM, ’10) Awarded 2014 Cleveland Community Partnership for Arts & Culture Fellowship

Jacobs alumnus Clint Needham (DM, ’10) has been awarded a 2014 Cleveland Community Partnership for Arts & Culture Fellowship. The $20,000 Fellowship is for a new large-scale composition for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and Verb Ballets for the spring of 2015.
Needham served as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University, Assistant Professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, and is currently Composer-in-Residence/Assistant Professor of Music at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from Indiana University, where he was a four-year Jacobs School of Music doctoral fellow in composition, and from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Read more…

Adrienne-ElishaUpdate from Adrienne Elisha (MM, 1988)

Alumna Adrienne Elisha (MM, ’88) was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation composer residency to the Bellagio Center, Bellagio, Italy during the month of May, 2013.
Elisha holds degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied composition with John Eaton, Donald Erb, Bernhard Heiden, Juan Orrego-Salas, and Leonard Bernstein. While at Indiana she also studied violin with Thaddeus Wronski, Henryk Kowalski and Franco Gulli. She also holds a certificate/diploma in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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j_KlineJoseph Klein (DM, 1991) CD Release

Improbable Encounters, a collection of works by alumni composer Joseph Klein will be released on the innova label in January 2014. The 2-disc album (CD and DVD) includes solo, chamber, and intermedia works composed over the past 30 years. Featured performers include IU alumni Bruce Hamilton (percussion), Helen Bledsoe (bass flute and ocarina), Eric Nestler (soprano saxophone), William Bootz (trombone), and Felix Olschofka (violin).
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