Jacobs School of Music Composition

January 2017


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Current list of ALL School of Music Events
Current list of Composition Department related Events and Announcements
  Upcoming Events – January  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
Faculty Recital
Don Freund, piano
Saturday, Jan. 14 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Selection from J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier

Faculty Recital
Dominick DiOrio, composer
Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Song Cycles for voice, piano, viola, and cello

Celebrating David Baker
An evening of music by David N. Baker performed by IU Jacobs School of Music faculty, students, and alumni
Saturday, Jan. 21 | 7:00pm | Musical Art Center
Pastorale for string quartet (1959)
Selections from Roots II for piano trio (1992)
Works for jazz ensemble

* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Guest Lecture
Mark Kilstofte, composer
Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 4:00pm | MAC066
Guest Composer Lessons
Mark Kilstofte, guest composer
Thursday, Feb. 2 | JS311 | 9:30-12:00

* New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director; Mark Kilstofte, guest composer
Thursday, Feb. 2 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Kilstofte: Ballistic Etude 3.1 for chamber ensemble (2008)
Golijov: Tenebrae for string quartet (2002)
Grant Luhmann: The Great Emu War of 1932 (2016, premiere, Dean’s Prize Commission)
Corey Rubin: To the Flame (2016, premiere, Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award)

  News – Current Students  
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Seattle Symphony Orchestra features Chris LaRosa
Christopher LaRosa's The Tide Jewels wins the Seattle Symphony Orchestra's "Celebrate Asia" competition. Conducted by Shizuo Z. Kuwahara, the orchestra will perform LaRosa's symphonic work on May 12 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
  News – Alumni  
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Kimberly Osborg (MM '16)
Kimberly Osberg has just launched a national consortium collective as their executive director. The Libera Composers Association is a collaboration between composers and band directors to bring new, highly crafted music to high school ensembles and connect the students to the composers who create it. Premieres of five new works for band will occur throughout the United States in the 2017 calendar year, and also in Japan! To read more about the project, the composers, and the works, click here. To read more about Kimberly's work, click here.
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Texu Kim (DM '15)
Texu Kim (DM '15) receives 2016 Copland House Residency award. The Residents will live and work, one at a time, for three to eight weeks in the prairie-style, hilltop house near New York City that Copland called "my hideaway, my solitude," and was his home from 1960 to 1990. As Copland House Residents, they will also become eligible for post-residency awards, commissions, and various performance and recording opportunities from the Music from Copland House ensemble that advance their work, including the Sylvia Goldstein Award, Borromeo String Quartet Award, Hoff-Barthelson Music School Commission, and others. Website:
David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
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