Jacobs School of Music Composition
February 2016
to the e-newsletter from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Composition Department. Please forward this newsletter to colleagues, students, and other interested parties in Bloomington and elsewhere.

We have begun an online archive of the works commissioned through the Dean's Prize and the Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award. Links to recordings by the New Music Ensemble, scores, composer sites, etc. can be found at the Recordings page.

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Current list of ALL School of Music Events
Current list of Composition Department related Events and Announcements
  Upcoming Events - February  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
East Meets West: A Concert of New Chinese Music
Sunday, Jan. 31 | 3pm | IU Art Museum

Includes premieres by Qi Li, Yihan Chen, and Ari Fisher

* Guest Composer Lecture - Samuel Adler
Monday, Feb. 1 | 7pm | Sweeney Hall
* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Feb. 2 | 8pm | Auer Hall
* New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director; Samuel Adler, guest composer; Connor Lidell, baritone
Thursday, Feb. 4 | 8pm | Auer Hall

       Sink: Argle Bargle for chamber ensemble* (2015)
       Adler: String Quartet No. 10 (2014)
       Adler: Be Not Afraid: The Isle is Full of Noises for brass quintet (1999)
       Kim: Lotus Voice for chamber ensemble and solo baritone** (2015)

* Dean's Prize Commission, Premiere
** Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award, Premiere

Novocane Clarinet Quartet
Friday, Feb. 5 | 7pm | Recital Hall

Includes a work for the group by Corey Rubin

Ensembles of the Historical Performance Institute: Guilding the Lily
Wendy Gillespie, Dana Marsh, Nigel North, and Stanley Richie, directors; with Don Freund, composer
Sunday, Feb. 7 | 4pm | IU Art Museum
* Guest Composer Lecture - Texu Kim (Alumnus)
Monday, Feb.8 | 7pm | Sweeney Hall
Kids Compose - Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 10am | Musical Arts Center

Arrangments of local kids' melodies by Ara Cho and Corey Rubin

Symphony Orchestra
Rani Calderón, guest conductor; SeungAh Hong, cello
Wednesday, Feb. 10 | 8pm | Musical Arts Center

       Read Thomas: Aureole (2013)
       Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
       Franck: Symphony in D Minor

Kids Compose - Symphonic Band
Tuesday, Feb. 16 | 10am | Musical Arts Center

Arrangments of local kids' melodies by Qi Li and Jihyun Kim

Student Recital - Works for Sinfonietta
Ábel Esbenshade, Alex Berko, and Paul Mortilla
Saturday, Feb. 20 | 1pm | Recital Hall
The Return of "Draw" Egan
William S. Hart, director; Ari Fisher, composer
Saturday, Feb. 20 | 7pm | IU Cinema
Premiere of new film score commissioned by the IU Cinema through the annual Jon Vickers Film Scoring Award

Student/Faculty Recital
Bloomington Trio with Atar Arad, viola
Sunday, Feb. 21 | 4pm | Auer Hall
      Friedberg: Breaking the Silence (2016, premiere)
      Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor (1914)
      Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60
* Senior Recital
Chris Poovey
Monday, Feb. 22 | 8pm | Auer Hall
An Evening of New Music for String Quartet (RH)
Student Chamber Music Recital – Co-Sponsored by the Departments of Composition and Strings
Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 8:30pm | Recital Hall
NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, director
Friday, Feb.26 | 8pm | ACDA Central Division Conference: Chicago, IL
Featuring premiere performances of new works by IU Jacobs School of Music composition faculty member Sven-David Sandström and composition student Alex Berko, winner of the ACDA Raymond Brock Memorial Student Composition Prize.

      Hagen: soft blink of amber light (2014)
      Sandström: The Giver of Stars (2015, world premiere)
      Berko: Forgiven Tears* (2015, world premiere)
      Shaw: ‘Passacaglia’ from “Partita for 8 voices” (2013)
      DiOrio: Alleluia (2012)

*Winner: ACDA Raymond Brock Memorial Student Composition Prize
  News - Current Students  
Louis Goldford Named Finalist in ASCAP/SEAMUS Compeition

Louis Goldford has been selected as one of four finalists for the ASCAP / SEAMUS Student Commissioning Competition for his trio The Fiction of Time Destroyed ('Desbaratada la Ficción del Tiempo'), which will be performed at the 2016 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) Conference at Georgia Southern University. Finalists will be honored and winners announced at the upcoming conference, February 11-13.

Matthew Recio to Receive West Coast Performance of String Quartet

Matthew Recio's work Clutch of Venus for String Quartet was recently named the winner of the Quartet Nouveau composition competition. Quartet Nouveau is a California based string quartet that is currently the quartet in residence with the California Chamber Orchestra. This work will receive a performance this Spring in San Diego. This work was also recognized this past Fall at the IMTA (Indiana Music Teacher's Association) Music Festival for being the first place winner in their composition competition for the Young Professional Artist Division.

Kimberly Osberg's Score to be Featured in Macbeth Production

Kimberly Osberg has been commissioned by the IU Department of Theatre, Contemporary Dance, and Drama to compose an original 12-channel electronic score for their 2016 production of Macbeth. The show runs February 5th through the 13th in Bloomington, Indiana. More information can be found on the production website.

  News - Alumni  
Texu Kim (DM '15) Enjoys Multiple Premieres

Texu Kim (DM '15) had an American premiere of his piece Hommage for Ancient Anonymous Fiddlers for two violins on Friday 1/22 by Portland-based ensemble fEARnoMUSIC as part of its 'Locally Sourced Sounds' series. In addition to the upcoming premiere of his piece Lotus Voice by the IU New Music Ensemble, his new work Practice Room Rhapsody will be premiered by Ensemble Mise-En in NYC on Friday 2/19, as part of its 'Connections: West/Midwest' concert. Lastly, he has curated the second 'New Music for Young Audience' concdrt by Ensemble 212 in NYC on Saturday 2/20, of which the program includes his Frattalissimo!! and doctoral student Phillip Sink's Flowers of Salt.

Jihyun Kim (MM '15) Anticipates Solo Piano Performances
Jihyun's piano piece, Three Etudes has been selected for a performance at the 2016 USF New-Music Festival. It will take place March 4-5, 2016 at the University of South Florida’s School of Music in Tampa, FL. Additionally, Three Etudes has been chosen for the Juventas Ensemble's Call for scores 2015.


  News - Faculty  
Don Freund Featured on New CD Release

James Pellerite’s Native American Flute CD “Mystic Voices Soaring” on Albany Records begins with Don Freund’s Medicine Wheel. Pellerite is joined by singers Arwen Myers and Laura Thoreson to perform Freund’s set­tings of 5 poems by Bloom­ing­ton poet Emily Bobo. Three of these songs can be heard (and seen in scrolling score) on YouTube. Additionally, Freund’s Jug Blues & Fat Pickin’ was performed in Carnegie Hall, NYC on Nov. 27th by the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra conducted by Rod Chesnutt.

David Dzubay, Chair
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