Douglas Osmun

Composer, 2014

Douglas Osmun is a composer of new music and is currently residing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His portfolio includes everything from acoustic to electronic works, and stylistically encompasses a wide variety of compositional structures. Though his musical output is incredibly diverse in style and language, his voice remains clear and consistent through his elegant melodies, captivating textures, and use of color. As an artist, he is influenced by both prominent art music styles of the past and current popular styles, such as Indie Rock and Folk.

Osmun is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Music Composition at Western Michigan University. He is also minoring in Multimedia Arts Technology. This minor encompasses training in audio engineering, creative projects with digital media, and computer programming. Primary teachers of his include Lisa Renée Coons, Christopher Biggs, and Richard Adams. As a member of the Lee Honors College at WMU, he is currently creating a compositional thesis that examines the relationship between contemporary art music and American folk music. He has also recently been named the winner of the Ron Nelson Composition Award. As the recipient, he will be composing a new work to be premiered by the WMU Symphonic Band. He has performed with this ensemble in the past as a euphonium player, and has also sung as a bass with WMU’s Collegiate Singers.

Douglas Osmun – Three Short Conversations for Flute and Clarinet
for flute and clarinet