Carle Wirshba

Composer, 2018

Originating as a punk/rock guitarist with no formal training in music, Carle Jordan Wirshba has invested much of his college career overcoming his sense of inadequacy in an artistic field that famously values prodigies and preschool piano lessons. He is currently studying composition under Nicolas Scherzinger, at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music. Only beginning formal composition late in 2015, he has since fully indulged in his own compositional mind, creating hybrid species between punk-rock, experimental sound, and post-minimalism. The generative force behind his compositional process stems from this genre-defiance, where connection to the music is more important than the title assigned to it.

Carle currently holds a bachelor of arts in music from Binghamton University, where he studied composition under Daniel Thomas Davis for over two years; as well as briefly studying with composer Gordon Beeferman. He also holds a bachelors of science in integrative neuroscience form Binghamton University and a minor in education. He has been commissioned by various organizations in the New York southern tier, including the Binghamton University Undergraduate Research Center, the Center for Israeli and Judaic Studies at Binghamton, Harpur Edge, and the Harpur College Summer Scholars and Artists Fellowship. 

Carle Wirshba – The Castle of Dromore
for singing string quartet, doubled with tenor banjo and mandolin