Ph.D. Composition students in the News...
Aaron Kirschner had works performed at festivals in Italy and Finland. Matt Durrant recently had a work performed in New York by the new music group North/South Consonance.
Inaugural season of the Louis Moreau Institute
The Institute, founded and directed by Composition faculty member Dr. Morris Rosenzweig, is dedicated to the performance of new music in New Orleans. The institute honors the memory of composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
Matthew Durrant composition premiered by the Tempo Ensemble
Ph.D. in composition student Matthew Durrant had his composition The Land of Standing Rocks: Three Southern Utah Landscapes premiered by the Tempo Ensemble at California State University, Northridge, in February 2014.
Devin Maxwell composition performed by Dedalus Ensemble
Composition Ph.D. student Devin Maxwell had his composition 40º 44' 5.82" N, 74º 1' 38.53" W performed by the highly regarded French-based Dedalus Ensemble in New York City in September 2013.
Haruhito Miyagi and Devin Maxwell string quartets premiered at Deer Valley
Composition PhD candidates Haruhito Miyagi and Devin Maxwell had their string quartets premiered at the Deer Valley Emerging Quartets and Composers Music Festival in summer 2013.
Jeremy Spindler received visiting Teaching Fellowship at Harvard
Master of Music in Composition alumnus Jeremy Spindler (Ph.D. 2011, Brandeis University) received a visiting Teaching Fellowship at Harvard University for 2012-13.
Devin Maxwell awarded grant from New Music
PhD student Devin Maxwell has been awarded a Commissioning Music/USA grant from New Music USA to write original music in collaboration with choreographer Jessica Gaynor for the 2013 season of the New York-based contemporary dance company Jessica Gaynor Dance.