Newsletter 11-2013


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

 GUEST RECITAL – Molly Barth, Flute
 Sunday Nov. 3, 4:00pm, Auer Hall
Paganini: Caprice No. 18 (1805-1809)
Prokofiev: Five Melodies (1920)
Berio: Sequenza (1958)
Takemitsu: Air (1995)
Rzewski: Milton (2009)
Rzewski: Tootle-oo (2009)
Hindemith: Sonate (1936)
WIND ENSEMBLE – Stephen W. Pratt and Jason Nam
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8:00pm, MAC
Holsinger: Gears Pulleys Chains
Ward-Steinman: Singapore Sonorama
Freund: Jug Blues and Fat Pickin’
Grainger: Children’s March
Schelle: The End of the World
Revueltas: Sensemaya
Wednesday Nov. 6, 8:00pm, MAC
Miyoshi: Fruits de Brume (Kiri no kajitu) (1997)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 ver.)
* MASTERS RECITAL – Louis Goldford
Tuesday Nov. 12, 8:00pm, Auer Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8:00pm, MAC
Falla: Selections from “El amor brujo”
Bartók: Divertimento for Strings
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob.I:92 (“Oxford”)
* SENIOR RECITAL – Corey Dundee
Tuesday Nov. 19, 8:30pm, Recital Hall


Update from Sang Mi Ahn
Sang Mi AhnSang Mi Ahn’s Permission to Engage has been accepted for performance at the Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, which will be held at the University of Kent in U.K. on the 8th and 9th of November 2013.
The Symposium on Acoustic Ecology explores themes related to the influence of audio technology on listening patterns and behaviors, neuroscientific theories of perception, as well as soundscapes in scientific, musical, social, and cultural contexts. This year’s keynote speakers include Barry Truax, Katharine Norman and Richard Ranft.
Sang Mi Ahn’s Metro Graffiti has been selected for performance at the 2014 conference of the International Trumpet Guild. It will appear as part of the New Works Recitals at the conference in May, 2014 in Valley Forge, PA.Sang Mi Ahn won the 2013 Heckscher Foundation – Ithaca College Composition Prize with her piece Convergence. The work will be performed by faculty saxophonist Steven Mauk at the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble concert on April 10, 2014. 
Convergence was written in collaboration with Heidi Radtke Siberz (Doctoral Student in Saxophone) and dedicated to her. The work has also been performed in various venues including the 2013 International Computer Music Conference and the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference.
Ezra Donner has work premiered at Carnegie Hall
Ezra_Colour-8Ezra Donner’s Mountain Suite for String Orchestra was premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on October 12 by the Chamber Orchestra of New York conducted by Salvatore di Vittorio. Established in 2006, the Chamber Orchestra of New York is the first auditioned young professional orchestra in the history of New York, presenting great works of the 20th and 21st centuries, including film scores and rarely performed gems, alongside music of centuries past.


Benjamin D. Taylor receives second commission from the Barlow Endowment
Ben_Taylor-220Benjamin Taylor is honored to have received a second commission from the Barlow Endowment. He will write a piece for piano and live electronics to be taken on tour by acclaimed pianist Keith Kirchoff. Several of Mr. Taylor’s works were recently selected for performances at Electronic Music Midwest, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, and Midwest Composers Symposium.


Joni Greene (MM ’09) recent commissions
JGreeneJoni Greene has received a commission from a consortium of twenty U.S. universities to write a new work for wind ensemble based on her choral work Autumn Reflections. The University of New Mexico is leading the commission under the direction of conductor Chad Simons. Among the list of schools in the consortium is Indiana University. The premiere is scheduled for May 2014 which will include a composer-in-residence, masterclasses, and preconcert talk at the University of New Mexico. The work will be published via Greene’s wind band publisher, Manhattan Beach Music. Upcoming commissions for 2014 include a new school song and fight song for the grand opening of Lake Travis Middle School, in Austin, TX and new works for Harp Ensemble and Harp and Orchestra for the “Creative Music Camp of the West” where Greene will be serving as the composition chair. Greene continues to have her works performed by high schools and universities throughout the country. Her first work for middle school band, Cameron’s Dream which recently won 2nd prize in the Manhattan Beach Competition, will premiere December 9, 2014 at the University of Kansas. In addition to having her works reviewed in the MBM Times, the SBO, School Band and Orchestra, Magazine reviewed her work Moonscape Awakening in their latest issue. To view Greene’s music please visit


Update from Natalie Williams (DM, 2012)
nataliewilliams1Natalie Williams (DM, 2012) will compete in the Atlanta Opera 24-hour competition for a second year in a row, on Saturday 2 November. The performances will be live-streamed at:
Natalie’s new work for solo trumpet Hejnal Mariacki (commissioned by IU alum, Nicholas Hewett; MM Trumpet, 2011) has been selected for performance at the International Trumpet Guild conference in Valley Forge, PA, in May 2014, at the New Works Recital during the conference.
In November 2013, Natalie’s newly commissioned orchestral piece Replica will be premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and toured through regional Victoria (Australia) for three performances.
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