Jacobs School of Music Composition
April 2016
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  Upcoming Events - April  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
* Master's Recital
Ari Fisher
Sunday, Apr. 3 | 4pm | Alumni Hall
Wind Ensemble
Stephen Pratt, conductor; William Ludwig, bassoon soloist; Tiffany Galus, conductor
Tuesday, Apr. 5 | 8pm | Auer Hall

       R. Strauss: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare
       Holst: Japanese Suite, Op. 33 (1915)
       Grainger/Stotter: The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol (1911 version)
       Stephenson: A Dialogue of Self and Soul for solo bassoon and wind ensemble (2013)
       Gryc: Six Romances after Mendelssohn (2013)
       Bryant: Radiant Joy (2006)
       Walton: Crown Imperial March (1937)

* Student Composition Recital
Thursday, Apr. 7 | 8:30pm | Recital Hall
* Master's Recital
Alex Blank
Saturday, Apr. 9 | 8:30pm | Ford Hall
Alberto Ginestera Music Festival: Salón Latino Chamber Music Series
Monday, Apr. 11 | 8pm | Auer Hall

       Five works by Ginestera performed by NOTUS and faculty, presented by the IU Latin American Music

Hammer and Nail
Wednesday, Apr. 13 | 8pm | Auer Hall

       A collaboration between students of IU's composition and organ departments

Conductor's Chorus
Jaeeun Kim, conductor
Wednesday, Apr. 13 | 8pm | Auer Hall

       J. S.: Bach: Lobet den Herrn, BWV 230
       Forrest: Three Nocturnes for chorus and percussion (2008)
       Stravinsky: Mass (1948)
       Korean Traditional Songs

Noon Concert Series: The Music of Alberto Ginestera
Venus Hernandez, voice; Stephen Brew, guitar; Emmanuel Padilla Holguin, harp
Friday, Apr. 15 | 12pm | IU Art Museum Atrium, second floor
New Music for Horn
Students of Richard Seraphinoff
Friday, Apr. 15 | 3pm | Ford Hall

       The horn studio of Richard Seraphinoff will be doing a concert of music entirely by IU students, including
   &nnbsp;   premieres of four spatialized horn octets. Featured composers are Will Rowe, Chris Neiner, Nic Chuaqui,
       Ábel Esbenshade, Paul Mortilla, Ari Fisher, Rob Esrock, Luke Acerra, and Marcus Redden.

University Orchestra
Daniel Boico, guest conductor; Yie-Eun Chun, composer; Victoria Knudson; horn soloist
Sunday, Apr. 17 | 3pm | Musical Arts Center

      Chun: NoRi (Play!)* (2015, dissertation premiere)
      Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
      R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 11 (1883)

* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Apr. 19 | 8pm | Auer Hall
* New Music Ensemble - Brand New Student Opera Scenes
David Dzubay, director
Friday, Apr. 22 | 8pm | Auer Hall

       Wallinga: ‘The Kennedy Creed’ from “Kennedy: The Rise and Fall of Camelot”
       Poovey: Act One Scene One from “The Metamorphosis”
       Esbenshade: EX PARADISUM
       Landrum: The Beast in the Jungle
       Mortilla: ALCIBIADES
       Friday: Shade (A Portrait of Dorian Corey)

* Computer Music and Video Recital
Sunday, Apr. 24 | 8pm | Auer Hall
* Master's Recital
Andreas Apostolou
Wednesday, Apr. 27 | 10pm | Recital Hall
* Senior Recital
Rob Esrock
Friday, Apr. 29 | 8:30pm | Sweeney Hall
  News - Current Students  
Two IU Composers to Participate in Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2016

Christopher Poovey's Dripstone for baritone sax and electronics and Christopher LaRosa's time runs still for fixed media have been selected for performance at the Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2016. Among the 17 people selected for the festival, they are the only students from the US. The festival will take place in October.

PBS Documentary Scored by Alex Blank

Alex Blank was commissioned to write the score for WTIU's documentary, Along the Wabash, the feature production of Indiana Public Media's Spring 2016 pledge-drive. The production was produced as a part of Indiana's ongoing bicentennial celebration, and was broadcast throughout the state on local PBS stations.

Kimberly Osberg Receives Inaugural Commission from Hometown Middle School

Kimberly's work, Band Together, is being premiered by Northstar Middle School (by eighth grade wind ensemble) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Thursday, April 21st. Commissioned by, and dedicated to, director Laurie Francis and the band, the work is in celebration of her retirement from the program after 20+ years of service in the district. This marks the school's first commissioned piece. For details and updates on the collaboration, visit

Chris Neiner Anticipates Performances in Bowling Green

Chris Neiner will receive performances at Bowling Green State University. A new arrangement of his piece Toy Chest will be premiered for a trio of flute, clarinet and piano, alongside his Music with Oliver. Musicians include Samantha Tartamella, flute, Stephen Dubetz, clarinet, and Varis Vatcharanukul, piano.

  News - Alumni  
Recent Awards and Commissions for Melody Eötvös (DM '14)

Melody Eötvös recently won the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra International Composition Competition with her string quartet Olber's Dance in the Dark. She was also recently awarded the Chou's Annual Commission Award in China, for which she will travel there in October to present a lecture as well as attend the world premiere of her commission. This May Eötvös will also be a composer resident at the Copland House in NY, during which she will be working on a commission from Guy Yehuda (Michigan State University). This August Eötvös will return to Australia for the world premiere of her recently completed work for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Hobart), as well check in with her current collaboration and commission with Synergy Percussion and Vox in Sydney.

David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
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