A Composer’s Big Bang – Heisenberg Uncertainty Players at the Wire

  2013 alum John Dorhauer will have a featured piece on the upcoming Heisenberg Uncertainty Players concert at the Wire on October 18th, 2017. The piece is a 9-movement multimedia suite called “We Tear Down Our Coliseums”, in which each movement is written as an homage to a baseball stadium that has been destroyed. John’s brother, Adam, …

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Center for New Music, Helia Music Collective, Opera Theatre Unlimited and the Fête Concert Series

2014 composition alum Emma Logan has been up to a lot in the last three years. Read below for all the fantastic updates on her career and projects she is involved in! For 2017 – 2019, Emma will serve as a curator for the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Each curator is responsible for presenting …

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Premier with Mivos String Quartet

2016 Composition alum Johnathan Russ is currently working on a new string quartet to be premiered by the Mivos String Quartet in March 2018. This premier is in collaboration with the ICEBERG New Music composers collective. ICEBERG is committed to excellence of craft, “radical inclusiveness” of style, and educational outreach on behalf of the new music community. …

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Evanston Concert Series and Commission Update

David Flowers, 2016 alum, has been producing a concert series in Evanston, IL. Its upcoming concert is on October 27th, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Details are in the flyer down below. The concert will feature a program of contemporary women composers setting texts about women and politics. The program will be presented by Joran Roulo …

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Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble featured on Boston Globe + Review

  Alums Nicole DeMaio and Bradley Frizzell (2017) have been featured in a Boston Globe article. The article details Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble’s roots, the inspiration for their mission and a write up on their upcoming concert on October 6th, 2017. After a call for scores online, expecting only 10 to 20 responses, they have …

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Three Crowns Park Recital Fundraise

Alumnus Connor Thummel (2016) is fundraising for a recital for the residents of Three Crowns Park retirement community. With a goal of $600, your donations to their cause would help them pay for the countless hours of preparing, rehearsing, and driving to and from rehearsals in their effort to share this inspiring music with the residents at …

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Communitas 161 and SunSneeze

Alumnus Kevin Rank (2014) is developing two projects in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. Communitas 161 is a concert project that brings students of various ages into retirement communities to perform for residents. The goal is to provide a meaningful experience for elders, cultivate a habit of service among students, and to encourage earnest, positive interaction across …

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Madison New Music Festival

The Madison New Music Festival, founded in 2016 by composition alum Zachary Green, is an annual, weekend-long concert series in Madison, WI that aims to strengthen the city’s cultural vitality through the celebration of contemporary works. The festival presents brand new pieces by leading and emerging composers, shares underplayed classics of the contemporary repertoire, and …

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