Eli Fieldsteel (DMA '15) has accepted a tenure-track position at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Director of the Experimental Music Studios. More details can be found here: http://music.illinois.edu/news_items/eli-fieldsteel-joins-faculty-as-new...
Yuanyuan (Kay) HE's piece "On the Pivot of an Abandoned Carousel for flute and electronics" has been selected for performance at ISCM World Music Days 2016. The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a music organization that promotes contemporary classical music. The festival includes cutting edge productions of contemporary classical music from all over the world. This year's World Music Days in located in Tongyeong, South Korea, from March 27th to April 3rd.
Hayman's UT master's thesis COMRADES for orchestra impressed the IDCC judges who invited Jeff to attend the final round in Prague. He was locked up alone in a room and asked to produce two pieces, one of which, based on Dvorak's music, was later awarded a Special Prize. Jeff came in third in the senior competition and was the only American composer to be a winner this year. Congrats, Jeff!
Ian Dicke (UC Riverside faculty) and Sam Pluta (Manhattan School of Music faculty) were among the six composers to receive have their commissions funded by the Barlow Foundation. Ian will write a work for the PAUSE ensemble; Sam's piece will be composed for flutist Anne La Berge. Congrats, guys!
- UT alumnus Eli Fieldsteel (DMA 2015) has accepted a one-year position as an Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Composition at Ball State University (Muncie, IN), where he will be teaching composition, computer music, and acoustics during the 2015-2016 academic year.