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Mason Bates guest speaker at UM composition seminar


Composer in residence at both the San Francisco Symphony and Chicago Symphony, Mason Bates presented his new work Alternative Energy to the UM composition seminar. He stayed for a Q&A discussing that work as well as the logistics of combining electronics with standard ensembles. He visited as part of the San Francisco Symphony American Mavericks residency. His choral work Mass Transmission commissioned for this SFS residency premiered later in the week with the Jerry Blackstone conducting the UM Chamber Choir, Bates on electronics, and Paul Jacobs on organ.

past news

March 2017

Alumnus Michael-Thomas Foumai, MM '11, DMA '14, was named one of the 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipients by ASCAP.   03/30/2017

Dean Dworkin's statement on proposed elimination of NEA and NEH 03/16/2017

June 2016
January 2016
October 2013

Professor Bright Sheng is profiled in the Detroit News, in anticipation of the debut of his violin concerto, "Let Fly," to be performed by Gil Shaham with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Oct 4-6, 2013, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.    10/02/2013

September 2013

DMA composition student Patrick Harlin has been named the first-ever winner of the Hermitage Prize, awarded by the Aspen Music Festival and the Hermitage Artist Retreat.    09/04/2013

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Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

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