Michael Mikulka’s composition “To Throw” was chosen as the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 PARMA Student Composer Competition. It was performed by Redline Brass Quintet, and opened the “Main Event” concert of the 2014 PARMA Music Festival on August 16th. The PARMA Music Festival occurred from August 13th-16th in Portsmouth, NH, and featured 14 concerts of (primarily) new music.
We are very happy for Ethan Greene (DMA '13) who has been hired as an Assistant Professor in Digital Arts at Stetson University. This is a tenure track job and a perfect fit for Ethan, since he will be teaching composition, music technology, and recording. The timing is perfect, too, since he currently has a one-year visiting position at Tennessee State and just had his first child!
The highly-esteemed University of Texas (UT) Wind Ensemble, led by world-renowned conductor Jerry Junkin, will be giving the world premiere of Tetelestai by DMA student Andrew Boss. The program will feature this large three-movement symphony during their Fall 2014 season in Bates Recital Hall at UT. Congrats, Andrew!
Ben Stonaker has been awarded the Composition Fellow at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference under Composer-in-Residence Sean Shepherd from Aug 3-10. The fellowship includes tuition, room, and meals. He will be writing a brand new chamber work to be premiered at the conference, while coaching the ensemble and studying with Sean Shepherd and Donald Crockett.