Jacobs School of Music Composition

December 2017


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Current list of ALL School of Music Events
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  Upcoming Events – December  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
Kuttner Quartet
Student String Quartet in Residence
Friday, Dec. 1 | 5:00pm | Auer Hall
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Sz.67 (1915-17)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80

All-Campus Chorus and Pro Cantare Women’s Chorus
Charles Snell and Betsy Burleigh, conductors
Sunday, Dec. 3 | 3:00pm | Recital Hall
David/Knight: You are the New Day
Tate: Deep Peace (2013)
Thomas: I Dream a World (2002)
Sontonga/Larentz-Jones: Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika (1897)
Gray: Hisakata No (2009)
Ames: Tshotsholoza (2005/11)
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 (1942)

* Computer Music and Video Recital
Center for Electronic and Computer Music – John Gibson and Jeffrey Hass, directors
Sunday, Dec. 3 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

K100/710 Elective Composition Recital (MC070)
Monday, Dec. 4 | 7:00pm | MAC070
Piano Studio Recital
Students of Emile Naoumoff – New Piano Works by Jordan Lenchitz
Tuesday, Dec. 5 | 8:30pm | Sweeney Hall

Concert Orchestra
“New Voices” – New Music for Orchestra
David Dzubay, conductor
Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 8:00pm | Musical Arts Center
Mortilla …it’s always tea-time… (2017, premiere)
LaRosa: The Tide Jewels (2016)
Landrum: Alinea (2016, premiere; 2017 Dean’s Prize)
Smith: E Pluribus (2017, premiere; D.M. dissertation)
Ramsey-White: Moon Halo (2016/17, premiere)

* Senior Recital
Jordan Lenchitz, composition
Saturday, Dec. 9 | 3:00pm | Recital Hall

  News – Current Students  
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Senior Jordan Lenchitz to Receive Premiere Performance by Emile Naoumoff and Students
Jordan Lenchitz's new work The Alphabet will receive its world premiere performance by Jacobs School of Music piano faculty member Emile Naoumoff and his students in a marathon-style concert on December 5th in Bloomington, Indiana. Inspired by the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet and written in collaboration with Mr. Naoumoff and his students, the piece celebrates the unique personality of each letter of the English language.
  News – Alumni  
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Six JSoM Alumni Featured at 2018 Electroacoustic Barn Dance
The IU Center for Electronic and Computer Music will be well-represented at the 2018 Electroacoustic Barn Dance taking place in Jacksonville, Florida in February. CECM alumni Christopher Cook, David Farrell, Mark Phillips, Sam Wells, and Joshua Groffman, along with CECM director Jeffrey Hass, will have works performed at this upcoming year’s festival.
  News – Faculty  
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David Dzubay Honored as Guest Composer at University of Louisville's Annual New Music Festival
David Dzubay was the featured guest composer at the 2017 University of Louisville New Music Festival November 6-10, teaching, lecturing and coaching rehearsals of his music. Twelve works by Professor Dzubay were performed and live-streamed during the week, including Light Fantastick for orchestra, Cantate Domino for chorus and organ, and Symphony 2 for band.
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Don Freund Celebrates His 70th Birthday with Multiple Performances
Don Freund is celebrating his 70th birthday year with a series of superb performances. In October, the IU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Stephen Pratt performed “Spinning Rounds,” the University of Texas New Music Ensemble conducted by Dan Welcher played “Test of Time,” and the IU Concert Orchestra under the direction of Thomas Wilkins played “Gold” for string orchestra. On November 15 (Prof. Freund's actual birthday!), the USC New Music Ensemble under Donald Crockett programmed “Hard Cells." Also in November, Dr. Freund was guest composer/teacher for Pepperdine University’s “Up Against the Screen” Film Music composition sessions, led by Pepperdine’s faculty composer and IU alumnus Lincoln Hanks.
David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
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