Division news

The following is a listing of recent accomplishments and activities by students, alumni, and faculty of the UNT composition program. Items are listed in reverse chronological order and may be filtered using the menus below:
Thu, Oct 15 2009 |

Portal (2007/09) for trombone solo by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was performed by Lauren Husting at Lincoln Memorial University Guest Artist Series, the United Methodist Church of Harrogate (Harrogate, TN) on 15 October 2009.

Sat, Oct 10 2009 |

Doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi organized an event titled Soaring Sound, a program of contemporary electroacoustic & acoustic music presented at Aubrey First United Methodist Church (Aubrey, TX) on 10 October 2009. The program featured works by Choi and fellow doctoral composers Greg Dixon, Jason Fick, and L. Scott Price, and included performances by flutist Julee Kim, and saxophonists Ann Bradfield, Chiaki Hanafusa, Sarah Roberts, and Matt Morey.

Fri, Oct 09 2009 |

Cantus Curatio III (Healing Melody III: shorter version, 2009) for piccolo solo by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was performed by Lisa Bost at the Society of Composers, Inc. 2009 Region VI Conference, Clarke College (Dubuque, IA) on 9 October 2009. Choi's Cantus Curatio III (2008) for piccolo solo was premiered by Julee Kim at Eastfield College (Dallas TX) on 11 February 2009.

Thu, Oct 01 2009 |

Andrew Jordan Miller, Stephen Dunning, and Chaz Underriner were awarded an Undergraduate Research Grant from the UNT Honors College for their research regarding the relationship between sound and emotion in collaboration with Dr. Oscar Garcia and Dr. Shengli Fu of the UNT Electrical Engineering Department.

Wed, Sep 30 2009 |

Death of a Wizard, a piece for wind ensemble by undergraduate composer Richard Daskas was performed at the 2009 NACUSA Conference at Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) by the SFA Wind Symphony on 21 February 2009. The piece will also be performed at the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days in Sweden in the fall of 2009.

Tue, Sep 01 2009 |

Works by UNT composers Sarah Summar, Chaz Underriner, and Jay Walls were selected for performance by the Southern Methodist University String Quartet for a concert on the 2009-2010 concert series.

Wed, Aug 26 2009 |

Doctoral composer Joshua Harris has been awarded a prestigious Barlow Endowment Commission Award to compose a new work for the Appalachian State Wind Ensemble, scheduled for premiere in the spring of 2010.

Thu, Aug 20 2009 |

Works by several UNT composers were selected for performance at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Montreal, Québec on 16-21 August 2009. Among those represented were student composer Greg Dixon (Water Home to Water); faculty composer Andrew May (Still Angry, performed by UNT faculty flutist Elizabeth McNutt); alumni composers Tseng Yu-Chung (FMM) and Kevin Patton (Digital Poplar Consort); and past CEMI resident composers Diana Simpson (Papyrus) and Juan Parra-Cancino (GeoAves).

Sun, Aug 02 2009 |

Doctoral composer Greg Dixon attended the Orford Sound Creation Workshop in Orford, Québec from 2-15 August 2009, where he participated in workshops, lectures, and concerts with electroacoustic composers Yves Daoust, Robert Normandeau, John Oswald, Jean- Françoise Laporte, Annette Vande Gorne, Gilles Gobeil, Hans Tutschku, and Alexandre Burton.

Sun, Jul 26 2009 |

Doctoral composer Greg Dixon presented his work Imprints for snare drum and interactive electronics at the Pure Data Convention (PdCon) 09' in São Paulo, Brazil on 26 July 2009. The piece was performed by Brazilian percussionist Danilo Valle.

Sat, Jun 27 2009 |

Chasing Invisible Light (2009) for two alto flutes by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was premiered by Carla Rees and Lisa Bost at St Leonard’s Church (London, UK) on 27 June 2009.

Wed, Jun 24 2009 |

Mei Votum (2008) for solo piano by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was performed at the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival (Memphis, TN) in June 2009.

Sat, May 23 2009 |

Mons Montis (Great Rock, 2005) for multi-percussion solo and CD accompaniment by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was performed by Kuo-Hsuan Wu at Chi-Shan Hall (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) on 23 May 2009. The work was also performed by Peter James Saleh at Tainan National University of the Arts (Tainan, Taiwan) on 11 March 2009 and at SookMyung Women's University (Seoul, South Korea) on 15 March 2009.

Sun, May 03 2009 |

String Quartet No.1 (A Vision of Delusion) by undergraduate composer Kohsuke Tajima was selected for performance in the 2009 North Texas Young Composers Project by Voices of Change at Caruth Auditorium (Southern Methodist University) on 3 May 2009.

Fri, May 01 2009 |

Doctoral composition student Hsiao-Lan Wang's work Tale of an Unborn Child for flute and piano has been selected for performance at the 10th Feminist Theory and Music Symposium at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in May 2009.

Fri, May 01 2009 |

Graduate composer Ilya Y. Rostovtsev's sound design for an animated short How the Rain is Made, a recent collaboration with Gayane Bagdasaryan, was premiered at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Film and Animation, New York, in May of 2009.

Wed, Mar 11 2009 |

Doctoral composition student Hsiao-Lan Wang's collaborative video work Made in... with French 3D animation artist is featured on the Athena Festival at Murray State University in Kentucky on 11 March 2009.

Wed, Mar 11 2009 |

Fanfare No. 1 (2009) for trumpet, trombone, and piano by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was premiered by Brian Walker (trumpet), Jon Gill (trombone), and Willem Van Schalkwyk (piano) at the University of Southern Mississippi, (Hattiesburg, MS), and subsequently performed at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), First Alliance Church (Atlanta, GA), and Berry College (Mount Berry, GA), 11-17 March 2009.

Thu, Feb 26 2009 |

Different but One Body (2003) for percussion ensemble by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was performed by David Steffens (director), Dorian Carter, Colton Hines, Dane Romano, and Jamie Whitmarsh at the Society of Composers, Inc. 2009 Region VI Conference, Oklahoma City University Bass School of Music (Oklahoma City, OK), 26 February - 1 March 2009.