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:
Sat, Oct 30 2010 |

Works by student composers Joshua Harris, Brian Hernandez, Mark Oliveiro, Ilya Y. Rostovtsev, Kohsuke Tajima, and Dan Tramte were showcased at the annual Electric LaTex festival in Tulane University (October 2010). Tramte's composition, Nomos Delta won the audience favorite prize for the first show.

Thu, Oct 07 2010 |

Alumna composer Christina Rusnak continues to organize the sound art series titled "New Sounds for a New Space" at the Dallas Contemporary, with a program on 7 October 2010 at 7:00 pm. The program includes works by Rusnak, and faculty composers Cindy McTee and David Stout.

Wed, Sep 01 2010 |

The Canadian Electroacoustic Community, in collaboration with the Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMA) has announced the results of the 11th edition of JTTP (Jeu de Temps/Time Play). This year's winners included doctoral composer Mark Oliveiro in the Australasian section (for In Maluga) and 2010 Bourges resident artist Émilie Payeur in the Canadian section (for Triptyque). The 2010 edition of this project was open to young and/or emerging sound artists/composers from (or living in) either Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

Thu, Jul 01 2010 |

Doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi gave a presentation on "My Musical Language and Compositional Techniques" at the 12th Annual Aspen Composers' Conference, Aspen Music Festival 2010 (1 July - 22 August 2010). Cantus Curatio II (Healing Melody II) for solo violin was performed by Cheng-Yin Lin at the Aspen Composers’ Conference concert on 26 July 2010.

Fri, Jun 04 2010 |

Terry Lee (MM 2009) received a commission from the Rose V. Johnson Flute Performance Studio in Federal Way (Seattle), WA for a new work for flute choir. San Juan Suite, a five movement composition for 2 piccolos, 8 flutes, alto flute, and bass flute, was premiered in Federal Way on 4 June 2010.

Tue, Jun 01 2010 |

Works by the following UNT composers were selected for performance at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in New York City and Stony Brook, NY on 1-5 June 2010: student composer Da Jeong Choi (Reflection in the Glass); emeritus faculty composer Larry Austin (Le flutes de Pan, homage a Debussy); alumna composer Elainie Lillios (Nostalgiac Visions); and past CEMI resident composer Diana Simpson-Salazar (Spindle Song).

Tue, Jun 01 2010 |

Top of the Mountain (2009) for trumpet and percussion (two players) by doctoral composer Da Jeong Choi was recorded in June 2010 for release on the Crystal Records CD "Facets 4" featuring trumpeter John Holt (UNT faculty member and principal trumpet of the Dallas Opera Orchestra).

Sat, May 15 2010 |

Elizabeth McNutt will be a guest artist of the upcoming Texas Flute Society Flute Festival, where she will present a recital, a masterclass, and a lecture, and will be an adjudicator for the Myrna Brown Flute Competition. She also has been invited to present a recital in the upcoming National Flute Association Convention in Anaheim, CA.

Sat, May 01 2010 |

Electric Monster Laptop Ensemble, directed by doctoral composer Hsiao-Lan Wang, has commissioned works by a number of composers, including several female composers. The ensemble will go on tour to Beijing, China, in May 2010.

Sun, Apr 11 2010 |

Undergraduate composer Ryan Taycher’s string quartet was selected as the second prize winner in the college division of the North Texas Young Composers Project. In addition to a cash prize, the prize-winning work was performed at Southern Methodist University on 11 April 2010.

Sat, Apr 10 2010 |

The following UNT composers participated in the SEAMUS 2010 Conference at St. Cloud State University, 8-10 April 2010: student composers Greg Dixon and Da Jeong Choi; faculty members David Bithell, Andrew May, Jon Christopher Nelson, and Elizabeth McNutt; emeritus faculty composer Larry Austin; and alumni composers Elainie Lillios and Chapman Welch.

Sun, Mar 28 2010 |

Doctoral composers Da Jeong Choi and Greg Dixon, and alumnus Chapman Welch, were invited as guest artists to New Music Focus Week 2010 at the State University of New York, Oneonta (28 March - 1 April 2010). In addition to performances of their works by percussionist Julie Licata, Choi also presented three lectures at the festival.