Newsletter 10-2014


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

FACULTY RECITAL (AH) – Steve Wyrczynski, viola; Jeewon Lee, piano (featuring an exclusively 20th century program)

Sunday, October 5, 4:00pm, Auer Hall

* MASTER’S RECITAL (FH) – Nick Morandi

Sunday, October 5, 7:00pm, Ford Hall

FACULTY/STUDENT RECITAL (AH) – Fan-Fen Tai, harp; Jiwoon Jung, violin (featuring music by Bernard Andrés)

Thursday, October 9, 5:00pm, Auer Hall

* GUEST COMPOSER LECTURE (SH) – David Rakowski (Five Friends Master Class Series – Honoring Robert Samuels)

Monday, October 20, 7:00pm, Sweeney Hall


Tuesday, October 21, 9:00am-12:00pm, JS 311

* MASTER’S RECITAL (AH) – Corey Rubin

Tuesday, October 21, 5:00pm, Auer Hall

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (MAC) – Behind the Score: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring; Cliff Colnot, Conductor; Jorja Fleezanis, project director

Wednesday, October 22, 8:00pm, Musical Arts Center


Thursday, October 23, 9:00am-12:00pm JS 311

David Rakowski

* NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE (AH) – David Dzubay, director; David Rakowski, guest composer

Thursday, October 23, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

David Rakowski: Stolen Moments (2008)
Don Freund: Use Your Inside Voice (2014, premiere)
David Rakowski: from Piano Etudes (2007 – 2010)
     Diminishing Returns

Otto Ketting: Time Machine (1972)

MASTER’S RECITAL (FH) – Sam Wells, trumpet

Saturday, October 25, 3:00pm, Ford Hall

UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (MAC) – Michael Palmer, guest conductor; Ben Taylor, dissertation premiere

Sunday, October 26, 3:00pm, Musical Arts Center

* DOCTORAL RECITAL (RH) – Francisco Cortés-Álvarez

Monday, October 27, 8:30pm, Recital Hall


Tuesday, October 28, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

CONCERT ORCHESTRA (MAC) – David Effron, conductor (featuring David Ward-Steinmann and Arnold Schönberg)

Wednesday, October 29, 8:00pm, Musical Arts Center

* MASTER’S RECITAL (RH) – Danny Hansen

Wednesday, October 29, 8:30pm, Recital Hall


Jihyun KimJihun Kim Finalist in Chanticleer’s Student Composer Competition

Jihyun’s choir piece Lullaby for sleepless nights was selected as a finalist for Chanticleer’s Student Composer Competition. The Chanticleer LAB choir will perform the piece in San Francisco during November.

Grant LuhmannGrant Luhmann Completes Wind Ensemble Commission

Grant Luhmann has just completed a commission for the Whitefish Bay Wind Band Consortium. The consortium, organized by director Nicholas Castonguay, consists of eleven bands based in Wisconsin and Minnesota including university, community, and high school ensembles. Each ensemble in the consortium will perform the piece at least once throughout the 2014-15 academic year before the work becomes available for general performance.

texu kim hall 2Texu Kim Wins The 2014 American Prize, Awarded Residency with Ensemble 212

Texu has been selected as the winner of The American Prize in Composition 2014 in the student orchestral division, for his Monastic Sceneries. Additionally, Texu has been appointed as the 2014-15 Composer-in-Residence of Ensemble 212 in New York City. As a part of his residency, he will get three of his pieces performed by the orchestra.

Nick LandrumNicholas Landrum Appointed Composition Fellow of the MusicaNova Orchestra

Nicholas Landrum has been appointed the inaugural composition fellow of the MusicaNova Orchestra in Phoenix Arizona. His work Gaslight will be premiered by the ensemble on October 26th.

Ian ClarkeIan Clarke Receives Performances Domestically and Abroad

Ian Clarke recently had the honor of having two of his electroacoustic pieces accepted to domestic and international festivals. He performed his work Figurehead, for 8-channel fixed media, live electronics, and militant speaker at the ICMC-SMC computer music conference, which was held in Athens, Greece, from September 14 – 20. Additionally, his video and electronics piece The Laws of Nature will be performed at Lewis College in Illinois for the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, which will be held from October 16 – 18.

Kenji_KuriyamaThe Music of Kenji Kuriyama to be Featured at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Conference

Kenji Kuriyama’s Redemption for flute, cello, and piano will be performed at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers Conference held at Biola University in California. The conference will take place October 9 – 11 and Ensemble Christo L.A. will perform the piece.


melody_sizeMelody Eötvös (DM ’14) awarded Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Commission

Melody Eötvös (DM ’14) has been selected by the League of American Orchestras and Earshot for an orchestral commission supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

The Toulmin commission is a part of a new program to provide commissions and premieres for scores composed by women. Eötvös was selected from among six composers who took part in EarShot’s series of rehearsals, career development workshops and mentoring sessions with orchestras around the country.

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ara choAra Cho (MM ’13) Wins 4th Ilshin Composition Prize

Ara Cho (MM ’13) has won the 4th Ilshin Composition Prize, which included the premiere of a new composition at the Seoul Spring Festival. With an additional prize of ten thousand dollars, her piece The Star was performed by Ensemble TIMF for Seoul Spring Festival in Korea.

caroline-kyunga-min-ahn2Caroline KyungA Min Ahn’s (DM 2011) Recent Appointment

Caroline KyungA Min Ahn (DM ’11) has been appointed as a full-time Adjunct Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Josh GroffmanJoshua Groffman (DM ’12) Takes Appointments with Sarah Lawrence College and Ars Musica Chorale

Alumnus Joshua Groffman (DM ’12) has been appointed as Guest Faculty of Music Theory and Composition at Sarah Lawrence College. The new position will include aural skills, as well as a sabbatical replacement teaching private composition and introductory through advanced computer music. Joshua has also been appointed 2014-2015 Composer-in-Residence with Ars Musica Chorale; the season will include three world premieres of works commissioned by the choir. He will also write a new work for soprano Lucy Dhegrae.

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