Jacobs School of Music Composition

April 2018


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  Upcoming Events – April  
  ( * Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
Hammer and Nail – New Chamber Music for Saxophones
A Collaboration between the Departments of Composition and Woodwinds
Saturday, Apr. 7 | 1:00pm | MC070

NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble – “The Solitude of the Spirit”
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
Tuesday, Apr. 10 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Stang: O felix anima (2016, premiere)
Alcala: Song of the Night (2009)
Bodor: Two Songs of Solitude (2017, premiere)
Chuaqui: Qui confidunt in Domino (2016)
Walsh: I See Words in Color (2017, premiere)
DiOrio: An Equal Humanity (2013)
Smith: Blessed Assurance (1995)
Sandström: Lobet den Herrn (2003)

* Composition Forum
Ge Wang, guest composer
Wednesday, Apr. 11 | 4:00pm | MC066

Wind Ensemble
Stephen W. Pratt, conductor; David Dzibay, composer
Sunday, Apr. 15 | 3:00pm | Musical Arts Center
Shostakovich/Hunsberger: Festive Overture, Op. 96 (1954)
J. S. Bach/Kimura: Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578
Dzubay: Gloriana, Frangipana (2018, premiere)
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy (1937)
C. Nelson: Wayfaring Stranger (2014)
Sousa/Fennell: King Cotton March (1895)
Gershwin/Martino: A Gershwin Fantasy (c.1991)
R. Nelson: Rocky Point Holiday (1966)

* Master's Recital
Luis Mario Ruelas Romo, composition
Sunday, Apr. 15 | 8:00pm | MC070

* Student Composition Recital
Monday, Apr. 16 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Composition Forum
Alex Mincek, guest composer
Wednesday, Apr. 18 | 4:00pm | MC066

Philharmonic Orchestra
Gilbert Varga, guest conductor
Wednesday, Apr. 18 | 8:00pm | Musical Arts Center
Kodály: Dances of Galánta (1933)
C. Baker: Shadows – Four Dirge-Nocturnes (1990)
Respighi: Roman Festivals (1928)

* New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director; Alex Mincek, guest composer; Darío Martín Garcia, Matthew Schultheis, and Noah Sonderling, piano soloists
Thursday, Apr. 19 | 7:00pm | Auer Hall
Mincek: Chamber Concerto (2013)
Ligeti: Piano Concerto (1985/86)

* Senior Recital
Will (June Young) Kim, Composer
Saturday, Apr. 21 | 7:00pm | Recital Hall

* Computer Music Recital
Center for Electronic and Computer Music – John Gibson and Jeffrey Hass, directors
Sunday, Apr. 22 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Master's Recital
Amin Sharifi, composer
Thursday, Apr. 26 | 7:00pm | Recital Hall

* Senior Recital
Ray Kim, composer
Saturday, Apr. 28 | 7:00pm | MC066

  News – Students  
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Rotolo to receive performance at NYCEMF alongside works by IU alumni & faculty
Kyle Peter Rotolo's NO-MORE, TOO-LATE, FAREWELL, for flute and electronics (2017) will receive a performance at this summer's New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Also to be heard on the festival are works by IU alumni Nic Chuaqui, Chris Poovey, Philip Sink, & faculty Drs. Jeffrey Hass and John Gibson.
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Corey K. Rubin Accepts Teaching Position for 2018-19
Corey K. Rubin has accepted an adjunct faculty position at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will teach composition, music theory, and counterpoint for the 2018-19 academic year. Rubin is now completing his final semester of coursework in the doctoral program at IU.
  News – Alumni  
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Iddo Aharony accepts tenure-track position at Colorado College
Iddo Aharony (M.M. in Computer Music Composition, 2007) has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in Music Technology at Colorado College. Iddo has studied computer music at the Jacobs School of Music with Jeffrey Hass, and composition with Sven-David Sandström and Don Freund.
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Brian Ciach wins 2018 American Prize
Brian Ciach (DM '11) has won the 2017-18 American Prize in Orchestral Composition for his piece The Einstein Slide, from the work Collective Uncommon: Seven Orchestral Studies on Medical Oddities. A recording of the work can be found here.
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Louis Goldford to Return to IRCAM as Fulbright Fellow
Louis Goldford (MM, 2014) has received recent performances by Yarn/Wire and the JACK Quartet as well as Rage Thormbones, who will give additional performances at the upcoming Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt this summer. Additionally, Louis has just been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to France, which will support his participation in the 2018-2019 Cursus program at IRCAM in Paris. His work there will culminate in the premiere of a new work for IRCAM as part of its ManiFESTE summer festival of contemporary music, in June 2019. Previously, Louis had taken part in the CIEE/IRCAM summer computer music workshop during his masters study at IU in 2014.
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New release of Symphony no. 11 by Lee Johnson
Lee Johnson M.M. 1989 has released his new "IMPERFECTUM" symphony no. 11, as recorded by the Georgia Film Orchestra, on the Jammates Classical label. In addition, Lee Johnson has enjoyed performances of his "Dead" Symphony no. 6, based on the music of the Grateful Dead, with the Baltimore Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the California Symphony, on Sirius/XM, NPR and others, as well as a performance at the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA, conducted by Marin Alsop. Lee Johnson will be releasing "Civility" symphony no. 7 in September, 2018. This work features a narration recorded by former President Jimmy Carter in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations 1948.
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New performances and a premiere for David Jones
During the month of February, " Bone Moan" by David P. Jones (DM - 1995) was performed twice by Ronald Barron (former Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra): once at Univ. of Maryland Trombone Day accompanied by the Univ. of Maryland Trombone Choir, Matthew Guiford (cond); and again at Delaware Trombone Day, with the forces of the Univ. of Delaware Trombone Choir, Dr. Bruce Tychinski (cond). In October 2017, Dr. Jones' " Three Mountain Pictures" (soprano sax + piano) was premiered by Carolyn Bryan (IU - DM - 1995) and Tom Pearsall at Carter Recital Hall, Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA. The following month, he conducted the premiere of his own composition, " Streaming", with the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble in Maier Concert Hall, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA.
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Aspen Festival and Louisville Orchestra perform new work by Eric Nathan
Eric Nathan's " the space of a door" for orchestra, commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will be performed at the Aspen Music Festival in July and by The Louisville Orchestra with conductor Ken-David Masur in November 2018. Nathan will serve as guest composition faculty at Yellow Barn's Young Artist Program this June.
David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
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