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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
4:30 PM


Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901



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Music Department


The Composition Seminar is a weekly session designed for graduate students in composition. It is an open forum for composers to listen to recent music, including their own, and to discuss issues connected with trends, esthetics, and compositional techniques. The entire composition faculty takes part in these sessions. The composition seminar often hosts well-known visiting composers whose works are performed in the city by various groups or ensembles, as well as performers specializing in new music and contemporary techniques. Wine, beer, and snacks will be served.

Autumn 2015 Schedule

September 29: Incoming colleague Clay Mettens presents his compositions.
(This seminar is in Goodspeed Hall Room 402.)

October 6: Joey Brink gives us a Carillon Tour and we will announce a New Works for Carillon Project. Joey, also a composer, will play works and discuss and explain in detail the instrument and notation. Preparatory materials will be circulated by e-mail on September 30th.
Please meet at Rockefeller Chapel at 4:30 sharp. Please wear walking shoes as we need to climb stairs up to Carillon.

October 13: Incoming colleague Will Myers presents his compositions.

October 20: Michael Lewanski will present music he likes and his performance philosophy.

October 27: Marta Ptaszynska presents contemporary Polish music.

November 3: Anne Robertson and Robert Kendrick: "Musical Rituals, Ritual Music."

November 10: Erin Gee presents her compositions.
This seminar is pending.

November 17: Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and Amy Briggs.


December 1: Evis Sammoutis "The hunt for color and sound."
(Evis will be offering four 45-minute private lessons and will go out to lunch with any students who wish to do so.)