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.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors' Association (ACCBDA) has named doctoral candidate Eli Fieldsteel as the sole recipient of the 2014 James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Composers, which offers up to twelve performances of the completed work. Fieldsteel's proposal is an interactive work for wind ensemble and electronics, to be delivered to the organization in November. The twelve schools that comprise the ACCBDA (Duke, Florida State, North Carolina State, and others) are home to wind ensembles and conductors who are among the most esteemed in the country.