Jacobs School of Music Composition

October 2018


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  Upcoming Events – October  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Oct. 9 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

Student Recital
Tyler Taylor, composer
Saturday, Oct. 13 | 3:00pm | Recital Hall

* Composition Forum
A presentation on subjects related to the world of wind band music
Jason Nam, conductor
Wednesday, Oct. 17 | 4:00pm | MC066

* Senior Recital
Luke Acerra, composer
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 8:30pm | Ford-Crawford Hall

* Senior Recital
Liam Ramsey-White, composer
Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

Symphonic Band - Hammer and Nail Concert 2
A Collaboration between the Student Composers Association and the Band Department
Eric Smedley with Rodney Dorsey and Alexander Baczewski, conductors
Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Rubin: Christmas Football USA (2018, premiere)*
Dahl: Sinfonietta (1961)
Sharifi: Veni, vidi, amavi (2018, premiere)*
Vaughan Williams/Battisti: Toccata marziale (1924)
R. Strauss: Serenade in E-Flat Major for 13 wind instruments, Op. 7 (1881)

*Composed as part of the 2018 Hammer and Nail collaboration

* Composition Forum
Robert Paterson, alumnus guest composer
Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 4:00pm | MC066

* New Music Ensemble - Halloween Concert
David Dzubay, director; Robert Paterson, alumnus guest composer; Kellie Motter, soprano; Liz Culpepper, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Coates, baritone
Thursday, Oct. 25 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Paterson: Closet Full of Demons (2001)
Paterson: Ghost Theatre (2013)
Gruber: Frankenstein!! (1979)

* Senior Recital
Miguel Menéndez-Pidal, composer
Monday, Oct. 29 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

Concert Band - Hammer and Nail Concert 3
A Collaboration between the Student Composers Association and the Band Department
Jason Nam with Eric Smedley and Emily Rodeck, conductors; Christopher Leslie, euphonium (alumnus guest artist)
Tuesday, Oct. 30 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Bryant: Ecstatic Fanfare (2012)
Ponchielli: Concerto per flicorno basso, Op. 155 (1872)
Rankin: Pickett's Charge (2018, premiere)*
Puckett: My Eyes are Full of Shadow (2016)
Karrick: Bayou Breakdown (2003)
Gillingham: Be Thou My Vision (2000/07)
Bates: Mothership (2011/12)

*Composed as part of the 2018 Hammer and Nail collaboration

* Composition Forum
A presentation on how to compose for voice
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 4:00pm | MC066

  News – Students  
Amick's orchestral work to be performed by Bloomington Symphony
Leigha Amick's orchestral work, East of the Sun West of the Moon, was selected as a winner of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra's composition competition. The piece, inspired by the eponymous Norwegian fairy tale, will be performed on the symphony's May 19th, 2019 concert at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
Composer-in-residence honor for Matthew Recio
Matthew Recio was selected as the first composer-in-residence of the Cincinnati Song Initiative for its third season. With its mission of combining relevant music and poetry for audiences, Matthew's work will be showcased on the America: Then and Now concert featuring rising tenor Stephen Carroll and collaborative pianist Chelsea Whitaker.
Will Trachsel to receive performance at Electronic Music Midwest
William Trachsel's Fractured Fields (2018), for 8.1 channel fixed media will receive a performance at the Electronic Music Midwest 2018. EMM 2018 will take place October 11 - 13 at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.
  News – Alumni  
New Wind Quintet by Emily Doolittle
Emily Doolittle's (MMus 1999) quintet Woodwings, commissioned by Fifth Wind with funding from Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant, was premiered by Blythwood Winds (Toronto), Choros (Montreal), Fifth Wind (Halifax), Mistral 5 (Saskatoon), and Ventos (Vancouver) in September, 2018. The performances can be heard here, and any quintet can receive a free copy of this piece (as well as the other pieces commissioned for this project) by joining Wind Quintet International, a new free resource linking wind quintets across the world.
Melody Eötvös (DM 14) receives Philadelphia Orchestra Commission
In early September Melody was invited by the American Composers Orchestra, along with five other female composers, to participate in orchestral readings by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Eötvös’ piece The Saqqara Bird, commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2016 was chosen for this opportunity. At the beginning of the rehearsals Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky announced from the stage that the Orchestra will commission a work from each composer. The commissions will be part of a greater investment in the compositional process to support diversity and the creation of new works in innovative forums such as workshops, public dialogues, and listening sessions.
Kimberly Osberg has upcoming Dallas Premiere with the Work of Ian Davenport!
Kimberly Osberg has been commissioned by the Dallas-based ensemble Trio Kavanah for their concert at the Dallas Contemporary art gallery on October 20th celebrating the work of internationally acclaimed artist, Ian Davenport. Following conversations with Davenport, Kimberly's work will be inspired by GIARDINI COLOURFALL, a relatively new addition to Davenport's Poured Lines + Puddle paintings collection.
David Dzubay, Chair
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