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:
Wed, Jun 01 2011 |

Alumnus composer Chaz Underriner (BA 2010) received a commission as the winner of the annual composition competition by the Santa Clarita Master Chorale for the piece A Mountain in Labor for choir, narrator and piano. The work was premiered in June 2011 at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center (Santa Clarita, CA).

Tue, May 31 2011 |

Improbable Edges for oboe and trombone by alumnus composer Mark Scott (BM 2008) will be performed by fellow UNT alumni Ben and Kristin Polk at the 2011 International Double Reed Society conference at Arizona State University.

Fri, May 20 2011 |

Diversions, a four movement work for tuba and piano by Kendall Prinz (MM 1999), received its world premiere on 20 May 2011 at the Southwest Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference, which was held at Northern Arizona University. The work was premiered by Justin Lerma, tubist with the U.S. Navy Band in San Diego, CA.

Sun, May 01 2011 |

Chaz Underriner (BA 2010) has performed as a guitarist at REDCAT in Los Angeles at the Sofia Gubaidulina Festival (May 2011), at the Wild Beast concert hall at California Institute of the Arts as a soloist with the Dogstar Orchestra performing Michael Pisaro's here (1) (July 2011), and as a soloist at the Laboratorium 2011 Festival in Antwerp, Beligum performing Mark Applebaum's DNA (March 2011).

Wed, Apr 13 2011 |

Faculty composer Joseph Klein has been commissioned by the Cornell University Department of English to compose computer music settings of poems by four MFA students in Cornell's Creative Writing Program. Klein will be in residence at Cornell in April 2011, where he will participate in the premiere of these settings, along with a performance of Three Poems from Felt with poet Alice Fulton.

Thu, Jan 20 2011 |

Fourteen UNT-affiliated composers have been selected to participate in the SEAMUS 2011 Conference at the University of Miami, 20-22 January 2011: student composers Da Jeong Choi, Greg Dixon, Joshua Harris, Brian Hernandez, Mark Oliveiro, L. Scott Price, and Dan Tramte; alumni composers Elainie Lillios, Stephen Lucas, Ilya Rostovtsev, Kohsuke Tajima, Rodney Waschka, and Chapman Welch; and former faculty member Butch Rovan.

Mon, Dec 06 2010 |

On Top of Wheat Silos, a work by alumnus Ryan Manchester (BM 2008) was presented by the Chicago-based group Access Contemporary Music on 6 December 2010. A review of the event may be found on the Chicago Classical Review website.

Tue, Nov 30 2010 |

UNT composition faculty artist, David Stout, and iARTA research associate, Cory Metcalf, received an honorable mention in the VIDA 13.0 International Art & Artificial Life Competition (sponsored by Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, Spain) for their latest performance, NoiseFold 2.0. Noisefold 2.0 was among 285 projects presented by artists from 39 countries, representing a broad range of technological resources such as autonomous robotics, chaotic algorithms, computer viruses, biotechnology, virtual environments and sound sculptures (Fall 2010).