Jacobs School of Music Composition

February 2018


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  Upcoming Events – February  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
Wind Ensemble
Stephen W. Pratt, conductor; Lan Wang, viola soloist
Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 8:00pm | Musical Arts Center
Pann: Slalom (1997/2002)
Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 5, Op. 36 No. 4 (1927/30)
Vaughan Williams/Noble: Selections from “England’s Pleasant Land” (1938)
Jenkins: American Overture for band (1953)
Hass: All the Bells and Whistles for wind ensemble and digital sound
Schmitt/Hauswirth: Dionysiaques, Op. 62 (1913)

* Composition Forum
Jorge Grossman, guest composer
Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 4:00pm | MAC066
Symphony Orchestra
David Neely, conductor; Soyoung Kim & Seungkyu Oh, piano soloists
Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 8:00pm | Musical Arts Center
Ogonek: as though birds (2013)
R. Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for piano and orchestra (1886/89)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 10 (1911-12)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

* Master's Recital
Eunhye Yoon, composer
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Master's Recital
Jung-Woong Oh, composer
Friday, Feb. 16 | 5:00pm | Auer Hall

* Master's Recital
Yuseok Seol, composer
Saturday, Feb. 17 | 4:00pm | Auer Hall

Faculty/Guest Recital
Sean McGhee, bass trombone; Kimberly Carballo, piano
Sunday, Feb. 18 | 2:00pm | Auer Hall
F. X. Mozart: Sonata in B-Flat Major for violin and piano, Op. 7 (1808)
Biedenbender: Liquid Architecture for bass trombone and piano (2011)
White: Tetra Ergon for bass trombone and piano (1973)

* Master's Recital
Li Ping Fan, composer
Sunday, Feb. 18 | 5:00pm | Recital Hall

* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Feb. 20 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
* Composition Forum
Aaron Travers, composer
Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 4:00pm | MAC066
* Master's Recital
Yi-de Chen, composer
Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 8:30pm | Ford-Crawford Hall

Salón Latino Chamber Music Series
“New Music by Latin American Composers”
Presented by the Latin American Music Center
Thursday, Feb. 22 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
G. Garrido-Lecca Trío ritual for clarinet, violin, and piano (2017)
G. Garrido-Lecca: Trazos for flute and marimba (2016)
Tovar-Henao: Hýpnos for clarinet, cello, and harp (2012)
Tovar-Henao: ¡Carnaval del diablo! – Matachinesque Ritual for clarinet and electronics (2016)
Ruelas Romo: Cantata – Ja’K’áax (2017)

* Doctoral Recital
Nicholas Landrum, composer
Friday, Feb. 23 | 5:00pm | Auer Hall

Double Exposure
Films and music created by IU students
Sunday, Feb. 25 | 6:30pm | IU Cinema

* Composition Forum
Rick Marvin, guest composer
Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 4:00pm | MAC066
  News – Alumni  
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U.S. Navy Band Premieres New Work by David Canfield
David DeBoor Canfield recently attended the premiere of a work commissioned by the US Navy Band, his Concerto after Dvorak for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble. The work was played by the Navy Band with its own saxophone quartet as soloists, including JSoM alumnus baritone saxophonist, Dana Booher. (The piece may be viewed beginning at ca. 6'30" into the concert). The work will be also recorded on the Band's next CD, and will be heard again in July at the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. Other upcoming performances of Canfield's music include a performance of the wind version of his Concerto after Mendelssohn by the IU Wind Ensemble with trombone soloist, Carl Lenthe, conducted by retiring Director of Bands, Stephen Pratt, on March 27, in addition to his band work Quais mille sans sons. The orchestra version of Concerto after Mendelssohn will be premiered on February 11th at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis by Lenthe and the New World Symphony conducted by Adam Bodony. Canfield's piano work Cat Dances will be performed at Louisiana State University on February 2nd by Greek pianist Amalia Sagona. Canfield is currently working on a commission from violist Csaba Erdélyi and the Sinfonia da Camera.
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Emily Doolittle Received Premiere of Conversation at St Andrews New Music Festival
Emily Doolittle's Conversation, based on poetry by Eleonore Schönmaier and the haunting vocalizations of grey seals, will be premiered by the St Andrews New Music Ensemble, conducted by Bede Williams, on February 21, in St Andrews, Scotland.
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Tonia Ko awarded grants and residency
Tonia Ko (MM '12) was awarded two commissioning grants in the past year, one from Chamber Music America and the other from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University. She will be writing a large-scale work for the Spektral Quartet as well as collaborating with Kurt Rohde on a piece for viola and electronics. Most recently, Tonia received a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony and will be in residence during April 2018. When she is not traveling, Tonia is currently based in Lawrence, Kansas, where her partner is the Assistant Professor of Percussion at KU.
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Robert Paterson Appointed Artistic Director of Brand New Mostly Modern Festival
Composer Robert Paterson and violinist Victoria Paterson recently founded the brand new Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) a two-week summer festival for performers (instrumentalists and singers), conductors, and composers ages 18 and up. MMF will take place June 4-18 in Saratoga Springs, NY, on the campus of Skidmore College, and will feature the American Modern Orchestra, as well as a choir, four chamber ensembles, and world renowned faculty. Participants will receive lessons and perform side-by-side with faculty, and there will also be a concerto competition and orchestral readings for composers.
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Mark Phillips Awarded Title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Receives Premiere at Carnegie Hall
Mark Phillips (MM 1980, DM 1986) retired from full-time teaching in May 2017 after a 35-year career - most of it at Ohio University, where he was named a Distinguished Professor in 2007. His Breaking News for wind ensemble was premiered at Carnegie Hall in February of 2017. He is currently serving a three-year term as President of the Society of Composers, Inc. His music continues to be performed at conferences and festivals throughout the world, with much of it distributed through his publishing company, Coolville Music.
David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
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