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Richard Adams (DMA ‘98): Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Western Michigan University; Director of Opus 21 Contemporary Ensemble
Justin Aftab (MM ‘12)
Laith Alattar (BMus ‘03): Collaboration with Arab poets on a number of new songs in Iraqi and classical Arabic. Pursuing a doctorate in psychology at the University of Michigan.
William Albright (DMA ‘70): American Academy of Arts and Letters Award (1970); Guggenheim fellowships (1970 and 1986); NEA fellowships (1976, 1981, 1984); America Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers Award; Composer-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome in 1979; Award from the Fromm Music Foundation of Harvard University; Music for practically every instrumental and vocal medium.
Chaz Allen (MM ‘12)
James Anderson (MM ‘16)
Kristin Anderson (MMus ‘98): Experimental electronica under the pseudonym 4/56
Michael Angell (DMA ‘93): Professor of Music, University of Alabama at Birmingham since 1994; Co-founded the Birmingham Art Music Alliance.
Abigail Aresty (MMus ‘08): Grant from the Hanson Student Commissioning program
Robert Ashley (MM ‘58): Organized the ONCE Festival, 1960s; Director of the Center of Contemporary Music at Mills College; Pioneered opera-for-television; International reputation for work in new forms of opera and multidisciplinary projects.
David Asplin (DMA ‘92)
Clarice Assad (MMus ‘03): Commissioned by Colorado Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, Louville Pops Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and the Jerome Foundation; grants from ACF; performed at venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie’s Zanker Hall, Centennial Hall in Arizona, Cerritos Center for the performing arts, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, the HotHouse in Chicago and The Knitting Factory in New York City.
Alexis Bacon (DMA ‘07): Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at West Texas A&M University
Mickey Badalamenti (BMus ‘96)
Clinton Bajakian (MMus ‘91): Video game industry veteran; award-winning credits on over 50 leading titles. Composer and sound supervisor at LucasArts Entertainment Company from 1991 to 2000. Credits include “Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb”, “Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine”, “Unreal II: The Awakening, Battlestar Gallactica” and “Star Wars: TIE Fighter.” Recipient of the Musical Achievement Award from Computer Gaming World magazine in 1998
William Banfield (DMA ‘92): Has served as Endowed Chair Humanities, professor of Music, director of American Cultural Studies/Jazz, Popular, World Music Studies, University of St. Thomas, MN. Developed the Undine Smith Moore Collection of Scores and Manuscripts of Black Composers, Indiana University. Recognition and grants from National Endowment For The Humanities, National Endowment For The Arts, Jerome, Lily, Lila Wallace, McKnight, Unisys, Telluride Foundations.
Leslie Bassett (DMA ‘56): Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Music (UM); 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Variations for Orchestra. Prix de Rome (1961-63); Guggenheim Fellowships (1973, 1980); Fulbright Fellowship to Paris (1950-51); Naumburg Recording Award (1974); Koussevitsky Music Foundation Award (1971, 1991); Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Publications, recordings, and membership in the American Academ of Arts and Letters (1964).
Anita Bassett (MMus ‘49): Organist at St. Aiden Church in Ann Arbor; visual artist/painter; wife of Leslie Bassett.
Armando Bayolo (DMA ‘01): Director of The Great Noise Ensemble; Associate Professor of Music at Hamilton College.
Michael Beach (BMus ‘07): Film composer currently studying at USC
Kevin Beavers (DMA ‘01): Freelance composer living in Germany. Composer in Residence, California Symphony. ASCAP Rudolph Nissim Winner (2001). Commissions from NY Youth Symphony, Motor City Brass Quintet, Albany Symphony, California Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Civic Orchestra and others.
Lettie Beckon Alston (DMA ‘83): Associate Professor of Music in composition and theory, Oakland University. Recitalist at the 1999 Second Symposium of Black Women Composers at Hampton University.
Lembit Beecher (DMA ‘09): Visiting Assistant Professor at Denison University; Opera Vista Competition Winner (2010); Tangelwood Fellowship (2010); Fellow at the UM Institute for Humanities, 2008-2009; New Music@ECU Composition Competition Winner (2007); NYYS First Music Commission.
Gordon Beeferman (BMus ‘98): Freelance composer living in New York City. Commission from the Fromm Foundation, BMI Foundation, and Concert Artists Guild. Performances by the New York City Opera VOX, the Minnesota Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Quartet New Generation Recorder Collective, Eighth Blackbird.
Burton Beerman (MMus ‘68): Composer, clarinetist, director of the BGSU Analog and Digital Music and Recording Studios. Founder of the New Music Festival at BGSU. Awards include first prize from the International Society of Bassists for Voices, the Martha K. Cooper Orchestra Prize for Moments, and a D. Lipscomb Prize for Romance for piano and tape. Recordings on Advance, Access, Orion and Capstone labels. Recipient of the 1999 Olscamp Research Award at BGSU and a 2008 Governer’s Award for the Arts in Ohio.
Marcin Bela (DMA ‘07): Music faculty member at Middle Tennessee State
Carey Bell (BMus ‘97): Principle Clarinet San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Previously Clarinetist with Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Asher Ben-Yohanan (MMus ‘70): Studies with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood in 1958. Morse Fellowship in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (1970-71). Commissions from the Israel Composers Fund, the Israel Festival, the University of Wisconsin. Taught at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv, Telma Yellin Music and Arts School. Professor of Music at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan from 1973-96.
Richard Berberian (MMus ‘98)
Glenn Bering (MMus ‘83): Percussionist for the U of M dance department. Ongoing research into the music of Polish gypsy musicians Tomcha and Vlasch.
Derek Bermel (DMA ‘97): Music Alive Composer-In-Residence with the American Composers Orchestra. Director of the American Music Center’s Keeping the Score program. Commissions from the National Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Eighth Blackbird, Pacific Symphony, Guarneri String Quartet
John E Berners (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘04): Assistant Professor at University of Indianapolis
Barbara Berry (MMus ‘54)
Bruce Bielawa (DMA ‘95): ASCAP award. Songwriting/Recording Artist “Bruce Bale”
Jerry Bilik (MMus ‘61): Arrangements for the US Military Band at West Point and the University of Michigan Marching Band. Has written for radio and TV, and films including “Starsky and Hutch” and “Charlie’s Angels.” Vice President of creative development for “Disney on Ice.” Composer of the “Block M March.”
Raymond Bilter (BMus ‘09)
Andrew Bishop (DMA ‘01): Associate Professor of Music at Albion College, MI
Bret Bohman (MM ‘11)
Robert Boury (DMA ‘72): Composer and Professor of Music, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Part of the revival of ragtime, led by William Albright and Bill Bolcom. Joseph H. Bearnes Prize from Columbia University (1971) for his orchestral work, “Grilli”
Judy Bozone (DMA ‘11)
Jane Brockman (DMA ‘77): First woman to earn a Doctorate in Music Composition at the University of Michigan. Fulbright/Alliance Française fellowship; three MacDowell Colony fellowships; Meet the Composer fellowship. Music faculty at the University of Connecticut for 9 years
Victor Broderick (BMus ‘07)
Isaac Brody (BMus ‘02)
Benjamin Broening (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘98): Associate Professor at University of Richmond, VA. Recent Commission from Eighth Blackbird; Fulbright Fellowship.
Eliza Brown (BMus ‘07): Currently pursuing a D.M.A. at Northwestern University. Commissions from the PRISM Saxophone Quartet and Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Awards from the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, the Third Millennium Ensemble, and the Walden School, Northwestern University’s Cacavas Award for Original Chamber Music (2010). Attended June in Buffalo, American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, SICPP. Recent performances by ensemble dal niente and the Anubis Saxophone Quartet.
Mark Buckles (BMus ‘05): Adjunct Professor of Music Theory, University of Massachusetts-Lowell; Director of Music at Arlington Street Church in downtown Boston. MM Choral Conducting, Boston University. Bard Conductor’s Institue Conducting Fellow (2006); European American Music Alliance composition Fellow (2003, 2005). Music Director Emeritus of Juventas, co-founded the ensemble in 2005.
Peter Bussigel (BMus ‘04): Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the MEME program at Brown University. Experimental films, multimedia concert works, and sound installations. Active videographer, composer, and sound designer
David Byrne (MMus ‘02): TV and Film Composer, credits include America’s Got Talent (NBC), The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV), among others.
Jeffrey Carey (BMus ‘07): CD release of “Martes-Martes”
Ozie C Cargile (BMus ‘03): Performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Founder of the Psalm 150 Ensemble. Freelance composer and teacher in public schools.
John Carlson (MMus ‘69)
Peter Carney (BMus ‘96)
Kurt Carpenter (MMus ‘71): BMI composer award (1968, 71). Co-founder and director of the Twice Festival. Koussevitsky Prize. Grant to create his cantata, Michigum, for the State of Michigan’s Sesquicentennial
Sophie Cash-Goldwasser (BMus ‘10)
Evan Chambers (DMA ‘93): Chair, Department of Composition, University of Michigan. Cincinnati Symphony National Composers’ Competition, first prize; Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1992): Award from the American Composers Forum; MacDowell Colony resident; grants from Meet the Composer, the Arts Foundation of Michigan and ArtServe Michigan. Resident composer with the new-music ensemble Quorum”
Stephen Chatman (DMA ‘77): Head of Composition at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver since 1976. Winner of the 2005 and 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards. Commissioned by the Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Windsor, and Madison symphonies. Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1975); M.B. Rockefeller Fund Grant; U.S. Fulbright Grant for study with Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Yi-Chen Chen (MMus ‘02)
Edward Chudacoff (DMA ‘59): Professor Emeritus of Music Theory at the University of Michigan. Early proponent of computer assisted ear training. Author of music theory textbooks
Thomas Clark (DMA ‘76): Professor of Music and Director of the Texas State University of Music. Previous positions at the University of North Texas, The University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Pacific Lutheran University. Developed the New Music Performance Lab; Chair of the Doctor of Musical Arts program; Director of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia. 33-year college teaching career
Robert Cogan (MMus ‘52): Chair of Graduate Theoretical Studies and Professor of Composition at New England Conservatory. Co-author of “Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music”; author of “New Images of Musical Sound,” “Music Seen,” “Music Heard” and “The Sounds of Song.” Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory (1987). Performed by The Cleveland Orchestra, North and West German radios, RIAS Orchestra of Berlin, the BBC, and the Avignon, Berlin, Gubbio, International Society for Contemporary Music, Montanea, Nice, Prix Italia, and Tanglewood festivals.
Edwin Coleman, Jr. (BMus ‘60)
David Colson (BMus ‘82): University of Iowa’s Philip Greely Clapp Composition Award; Rice University’s Sallie Shepherd Perkins Prize. Founder of the Current and Modern Consort. Was a member of the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa. Grammy nomination for conducting
Jesus Contreras (MMus ‘96): Music faculty at Sonoma State University teaching composition, recording, and music technology. Started an independent music label, Mockbrawn Records
John Costa (DMA ‘94): Associate Professor/Lecturer, University of Utah School of Music. Attended The Festival at Sandpoint, Tangelwood Music Center, and the Charles Ives Center for American Music. Charles E. Ives Scholarship given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Performances by Utah Symphony, the Utah Youth Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Commissions from the Prism Saxophone Quartet, the Phantom Arts Ensemble for New Music, the Utah Youth Symphony, and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
Jeremy Crosmer (MMus ‘11): Currently pursuing a D.M.A. in cello performance at the University of Michigan.
George Crumb (DMA ‘60): Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1968; Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition in 2001 for his work Star-Child. Annenberg Professor of the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. Six honorary degrees. 2004 Musical America “Composer of the Year”; 1998 Cannes Classical Award: Best CD of a Living Composer; Member, National Institute of Arts and Letters (1975); Koussevitzky Recording Award (1971); Rockefeller grant (1964); National Institute of Arts and Letters grant (1967); Guggenheim grants (1967, 1973).
Michael Cunningham (MMus ‘61): Taught theory and composition at universities in Michigan, California, Kansas and Indiana. In residence at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire since 1973. Teaches ten theory and composition related subjects having developed text-workbooks in five of those areas
Samuel Davis (BMus ‘98): Pianist, arranger, and Conductor on Broadway. University of Michigan Emerging Artist Award (2009). Recordings: CD Love on a Summer Afternoon released on P.S. Classics; “Greenwich Time” featured on Rebecca Luker’s solo album on P.S. Classics Original music for Bunnicula premiering Off Broadway in Spring 2012. Concert at the Kennedy center of Sam’s music in September, 2011.
Daniel Thomas Davis (DMA ‘10): Commissions/Performances include London Sinfonietta, cellist Lynn Harrell, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Lontano ensemble, Royal Opera House, and BBC ensembles. Visiting Faculty, California College of the Arts; Yaddo Colony Fellow; Composer-in-residence: UBS Chamber Music Festival; Marshall Fellowship of British Government; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship; Latvia International Festival, Composer-in-Residence; BMI Student Composer Award (2006).
Rohan DeLivera (MMus ‘96): Currently living in Sri Lanka
Pierre Derycz (BMus ‘12): Honorary mention – Michigan Music Teachers Association
Jacques Desjardins (DMA ‘93): Currently teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Two First Prizes, SOCAN Competition; Canadian Representative for first International Forum of New Music of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne
Ian Dicke (MMus ‘06): Guest composer at the Cabrillo Festival of New Music. MetLife Creative Connections grant from the Meet the Composer Foundation
Christopher Dietz (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘07): Bowling Green State University – Assistant Prof. of Composition, 2011-present; Bowling Green State University – Full-time Instructor of Composition, 2010-2011; Oberlin Conservatory – Visiting Assistant Professor of Theory, 2007-2010; Hillsdale College – Adjunct Professor of Composition, 2007-2008; Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music – Composition, 2002; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Music – Composition, 2000. Sinquefield Reserve Composition Residency – June 2011; Tutti Festival of New Music, Dennison University – selected participant – March 2011; Florida State University Festival of New Music – selected participant – January 2011; Society of Composers Inc. National Conference – selected participant – November 2010; Etchings Festival of Contemporary Music – Auvillar, France – resident participant – July 2010; Mizzou New Music Summer Festival (Alarm Will Sound perf.) – resident participant – July 2010; Camargo Foundation Fellowship – Cassis, France – September-December 2009; National Arts Centre (Ottawa) Composers Programme Fellow – June 2009; Copland House, Aaron Copland Award (residency date, June – 2009); New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, selected participant – October 2008; Banff Centre (Alberta) Summer Composers Residency – July 2008; League of Composers/ISCM Orchestral Competition – July 2008; Music08 Festival (U. of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) selected participant – June 2008; NewMusic@ECU Festival Orchestral Composition Competition – December 2007; North/South Consonance (NYC) Call for Scores – August 2007; The Chicago Ensemble Discover America Competition – August 2007; ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, 2007; ASCAP Plus Awards – 2005-2010; Utah Arts Festival Commission for Orchestra, national competition – June 2006; Mellon Foundation grant to fund Quintet No.2 – April 2006; Society of Composers Inc. National Student Conference Orchestra Performance – Nov. 2005; Riverside Symphony (NYC) Composer Reading Project – June 2004; University of Michigan, Humanities Fellowship – September 2003-May 2007; Minnesota Orchestra Reading Sessions and Composer Institute – October 2002.
Michael Djupstrom (BMus ‘02): Attended Tanglewood, Aspen, Académie musicale de Villecroze, Music from Angel Fire. Additional studies: Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music, private studies with Betsy Jolas. Awards: American Academy of Arts and Letters, Charles Ives Fellowship (2010), Charles Ives Scholarship (2001), Académie musicale de Villecroze, grant to fund 6-month residency in Paris (2007), Great Wall International Composition Competition (Chicago), 1st Prize and Audience Prize, MTNA – Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year (2005), BMI (2004), ASCAP student composer awards (2004, 2003). Published by Boosey and Hawkes
Arthur Durkee (BMus ‘82): Fulbright Grant to study Surakarta and Bandung, Java, Indonesia traditional music & arts, 1985–1986. Drexel/ATMOS Percussion Quartet Composition Contest, First Place Award (1981)
Kenneth Eberhard (MMus ‘99): Winner of two Daytime Emmy awards including Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Drama Series for his “Guiding Light.” Performances by the Albany Symphony, eighth blackbird, the New England Philharmonic, Synchronia, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Orchestra, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.
Stephen Eddins (DMA ‘01): Assistant Editor for Classical Music, AMG Data Solutions. Performances by Tapestry New Opera Works, Theatre Non Nobis, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Wild Swan Theatre, UM Concert Band.
Stefan Ehrenkreutz (BMus ‘70)
Daniel Ehrenkreutz (MMus ‘01): Currently pursuing Doctorate at UMKC.
Rachel Epperly (BMus ‘18)
Hakki Cengiz Eren (MMus ‘11): Pursuing D.M.A. at USC in Fall 2011
Roshanne Etezady (DMA ‘05): Music faculty member at Arizona State; Commissioned by the Albany Symphony, Dartmouth Symphony, eighth blackbird
Levi Fasoldt (BMus ‘17):
Matthew Fields (DMA ‘91): Associate appointment to the Sigma Xi scientific research society (1984); First prize from the Ferruccio Busoni Memorial Society composition competition (1991). Recording out called “Sages of Chelm.” Minnesota Composer Readings/institute (2006)
Christopher Fisher-Lochhead (BMus ‘06): BMI Award (2001); Aspen Music Festival (2003)
Varvara Fitisova (MMus ‘01)
Dave Flippo (DMA ‘87): Teacher, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
David Foley (MMus ‘69): Associate Professor Emeritus of Music Theory and Composition, Ball State University. Three residencies at the MacDowell Colony; Fellowship from Creativity Center at Northwood University Midland, MI
Jack Fortner (DMA ‘68): Conductor / Composition faculty at the University of Michigan (1966-70); Composition faculty at California State University, Fresno. (1970-present). Rome Prize Fellowship, 1967; ASCAP awards 1967, 1968, 1969. Published by Theodore Presser Company. Music Director, Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, Grand Rapids, MI 1964-74; Assistant Conductor, Grand Rapids Symphony, 1964-65; Conductor of the Contemporary Directions Ensemble, U of M 1966-70; Music Director, Merced (CA) Symphony, 1971-76; Guest Conductor, Detroit Symphony.
Paul Fowler (MMus ‘02): Currently teaching at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. NYYS Commission; ASCAP Young Composer Award; Louis Smadbeck Composition Award.
Ryan Francis (BMus ‘03): M.M. and D.M.A. completed at the Juilliard School (2005, 2010). Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2005); Palmer Dixon Prize from the Juilliard School (2005, 2008); Jerome Foundation Commission Grant (2008); Performances by American Composers Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Columbia Symphony of Portland, Metropolis Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, FearNoMusic Ensemble, New Juilliard Ensemble, Axiom, Blind Ear Collective, Palisades Virtuosi. CDs released on Tzadik Records (2011) and New Dynamic Records (2009).
Richard Francis (MMus ‘94)
Gabriela Frank (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘01): Published by Schirmer. Commissions from the Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Kronos Quartet, Chiara Quartet, Albany Symphony”
Tucker Fuller (DMA ‘10)
Jennifer Furr (DMA ‘03): Lecturer of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan
David Garner (MMus ‘07): Currently pursuing doctorate at Duke
Stacy Garrop (BMus ‘92): Associate Professor of Composition, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award (2007); Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s Harvey Gaul Competition (2007); Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize (2005); Barlow Endowment commissions (2005 and 2001); Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 1999-2000 First Hearing Composition Competition (2000). Residences at MacDowell, Yaddo, and Ragdale colonies.
Nelson Gast (BMus ‘16)
Baldwin Giang (MM ‘18)
Andrew Glowaty (MMus ‘82)
David Gompper (DMA ‘88): Professor, Composition; Director, Center for New Music University of Iowa. Fulbright Scholar, (2002-2003). Music faculty University of Texas, Arlington until 1991.
Arthur Gottschalk (DMA ‘78): Professor of Composition at Rice University. Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1978); Composer-in-Residence, Columbia/Princeton Electronic Music Center (1983)
Gabriel Gould (DMA ‘00): Commissions from Hamilton College, the New York Youth Symphony, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Lucas Grant (BMus ‘16)
Peter Griffith (BMus ‘69): BMI Award 1968. First Guitarist Admitted to the University of Michigan; first Guitar Instructor at Interlochen. First Composer’s String Quartet Award Winner (1967).
Rodney Grisanti (DMA ‘05): Music faculty member at Harold Washington College, Chicago.
Stephen Gryc (DMA ‘83): Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at the Hartt School, University of Hartford. Rudolf Nissim Prize for Orchestral Composition, ASCAP Foundation (1986); MacDowell Colony Fellowships (1985, 1988); Charles Ives Center Fellowship (1988).
Iman Habibi (DMA ‘17)
Eric Hachikian (BMus ‘04): Composition studies at the Aspen & Tanglewood Music Festivals; Commissions from Ann Arbor Symphony 2000; Carnegie Hall (Musical Armenia) 2005; Boston Pops 2007. Performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Pops & Baltimore Symphony. Film, television & commercial composer (“The Wrestler”; Discovery Channels “LIFE”; HBO’s “Entourage”; Showtime’s “The Big C”; Maxwell House; Schick Razors). Based in New York & Los Angeles
Christopher Hacker (BMus ‘94)
John Halle (MMus ‘95): Assistant Professor of Music at Yale University. Tanglewood Music Festival. Commission from Bang on a Can All-Stars. For many years a jazz pianist in San Francisco and New York”
Joan Hantz (MMus ‘70)
Patrick Harlin (DMA ‘16)
Patrick Harlin (MM ‘11): Winner 2010 Lightworks Film Festival Best Music; Mizzou New Music Festival 2012; Commission Orqesta Metropolitan de Cordoba Argentina 2012.
Donald Harris (MMus ‘54): Faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music (1967-1977); faculty at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (1977-1988); Dean of the College of the Arts and professor of music at Ohio State. Commissions from the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Radio France, and the Cleveland Orchestra.Fulbright Scholarship (1956) and Guggenheim Fellowship (1966). ASCAP Deems Taylor award in 1989; Award from American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1991).
Evan Hause (DMA ‘96): Freelance Composer in New York City. Commisions: Alarm Will Sound, Locrian Chamber Players, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Oberlin Percussion Group, Tales&Scales, Albany Symphony. Positions: Publications Director, Edward B. Marks Music Company (currant), Assistan Professor at Pittsburg State University (KS), Adjunct Professor at Concordia College-NY. Recordings on MSR, Equilibrium Canteloupe and Cadence. Festivals: Aspen, June in Buffalow, Spring in Havana. Writing Residencies: MacDowell Colony, Edward Albee Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts”
Jeffrey Hayes (BMus ‘90): Visual artist / Painter
David Henry (MMus ‘05): Commercial Musician located in New Zealand. Awards include TCM International Young Film Composers Competition Finalist (2007); ASCAP Young Composers Competition Finalist (2005); Corwin Award- Orginal Small Ensemble, First Prize (2003); Corwin Award- Original Large Ensemble, Second Place (2002).
Carl Heppenstall (BMus ‘85)
Carolina Heredia (DMA ‘16)
Lincoln Herring (BMus ‘17)
Sharon Hershey (BMus ‘86): Music faculty at West Chester University; BMI Awards (1982, 84, 87); ASCAP Award; Vienna Modern Masters Competition, winner.
Kenneth Hesketh (MMus ‘97): Professor at the Royal College of Music (UK) and honorary professor at Liverpool University. Resident tutor at “iCon Arts Festival” In Romania (2009). Major Performances by Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Orchester Baden-Baden, Psappha, the ASKO ensemble, BBC NOW, RLPO, BCMG, London Sinfonietta, and Aspen. Transcription of Aphex Twin’s Polygon Window taken on tour by London Sinfonietta. Recordings Notte Oscura for piano solo (Peter O’Hagan) on the UHR label (2011). Point Forms (after Kandinsky) for Basset clarinet on the NMC label (Mark Simpson and Ian Buckle) (2011); Three Japanese Miniatures on the Prima Facie label (Clare Hammond) (May 2011); Chamber music disk with Psappha ensemble (2011)
Augustus Hill (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘02): Music faculty member at Wayne State University; Assistant Musical Director of Brazeal Denard Chorale, Detroit, MI.
Stuart Hinds (DMA ‘87)
Paul Hodgins (MMus ‘83): Working for the Orange County Register since 1993; teaches journalism at Cal State Fullerton.
Sydney Hodkinson (DMA ‘68): Professor of Composition at the Eastman School until 1999; Visiting Professor of Composition at Indiana University (2002), Duke University (2003); Composition Faculty at the Aspen Festival of Music. National Institute of Arts and Letters Award (1971); Guggenheim Foundation Award (1977); Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Leslie Hogan (DMA ‘92): Lecturer in Music Composition, University of California-Santa Barbara, (since 1995). Co-producer/performer Current Sounds New Music Consortium, Santa Barbara (since 1999). American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellowship (2002); Charles Ives Scholarship (1993).
John Holkeboer (BMus ‘95): Professional musician and recording engineer in Boston. Currently in the Detroit area working in audio post-production. His sound design has been used in national radio and television ads.
Thomas Holmes (BMus ‘07): Currently pursing Masters at Ohio University
Julia Holter (BMus ‘06)
Andrew Horowitz (BMus ‘07): John Lennon Fellowship (2004); member of Tally Hall rock band under the Atlantic Records label.
Dean Howard (MMus ‘42)
Doug Howell (BMus ‘81)
Ching-Chu Hu (DMA ‘01): Associate Professor of Music at Denison University. Performances by flutist Betty Bang Mather, and with the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chad Hughes (BMus ‘00): Performed with the Temptations, Martha Reeves, Dwele. Trombonist/keyboardist/percussionist/composer.
Gregory Hutter (MMus ‘98): Faculty member at DePaul University since 2002. DM in Composition, Northwestern University (2003). Music faculty previously at Northwestern University. Published by E.C. Schirmer (ECS Publishing, Boston); solo CD on Naxos American Classics (2008). Performances by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Honors: American Composers Forum/Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. Fellowships and grants from the Illinois Arts Council, MacDowell Colony and Meet the Composer Foundation.
Serra Hwang (DMA ‘93): Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Illinois State University. British Broadcasting Corporation Composer’s Platform Competition Award (1995); Winner, Bakersfield Symphony “”New Direction Concerts”” Chamber Music Competition (1991).
Deniz Ince (DMA ‘99): American Composers Orchestra Reading. First Music Commission from the New York Youth Symphony (1993).
Takuma Itoh (MMus ‘08): Currently pursuing doctorate at Cornell. NYYS Commission; ASCAP Awards (2004, 2007, 2010 Leo Kaplan Award, 2011). Performances by the Albany Symphony, Shanghai Quartet, St. Lawrence Quartet, New York Youth Symphony, Haddonfield Symphony, Pioneer Valley Symphony, Stanford Philharmonic, H2 Saxophone Quartet. Aspen Music Festival (2006), Pacific Music Festival (2005, 2009), Atlantic Center for the Arts (2007); 2008 ACO Underwood New Music Reading.
Sean Jackson (MMus ‘89)
Aric Jacover (BMus ‘96)
Shawn Jaeger (BMus ‘07): Currently pursuing doctorate at Northwestern University. Performances by Ensemble dal niente and Jack Quartet (2010 Tribeca New Music Festival); commission by the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall; ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2009); BMI Young Composer Awards (2007 & 2008).
Brian Jagger (DMA ‘95)
Robert James (MMus ‘63)
Mark Janello (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘01): Music faculty at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins
Thomas Janson (DMA ‘75): Professor of Composition and Theory at Kent State University. Performances by the New Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, New York Motet Choir, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Charles Ives Award, National Institute of Arts and Letters, National Society of Arts and Letters.
Donia Jarrar (DMA ‘16): Piano and Music Theory Teacher at Al Kamandjati in Palestine . Teaching music appreciation in UNRWA Palestinian refugee camps. Winner of the Marcel Khalife National Composition Competition for the Young Palestinian Composer
Greg Jarret (BMus ‘09)
Roberto Kalb (MMus ‘11): Composer/Conductor. Pursuing D.M.A in Composition / New England Conservatory of Music. Conductor San Francisco Premiere Performance Rossini Scala di Seta (2010); Ann Arbor Symphony Sight and Sound Competition (2010); Departmental Honors in Composition San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2007,2009); European American Musical Alliance, Composition, Conducting. (2007,2008); Maddy Summer Artist Award, Interlochen MI (2004).
Melvin Kangas (MMus ‘72): Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Finlandia University. Finnish-American kantele virtuoso and teacher.
Laura Karpman (BMus ‘80): Four-time Emmy award winner. Film, television, video game, concert and theatre music. Faculty at the UCLA School of Film and Television. Performances by The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Concordia, The American Composers’ Orchestra, The New York Youth Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Prague Symphony. Awards include the Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP Foundation grants, Meet the Composer grants, residencies at Tanglewood, McDowell Colony, and The Sundance Institute.
Elizabeth Kelly (MMus ‘06): Currently pursuing PhD at Eastman. Performances by Ann Arbor Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band, Yale Collegium Musicum, California EAR Unit. 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould award.
John M. Kennedy (DMA ‘02): Teaching composition, 20th Century theory, history and New Music Ensemble at Cal State-LA. Charles Ives Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1990). Grants from Meet the Composer, Inc., and the American Composers Forum.
Joseph Kern (MMus ‘11): Pursuing D.M.A. at UMKC Fall 2011. Brehm Prize in Choral Composition (2011); Bowdoin International Music Festival (2010). Performance of De Profundis during high mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (2009).
Mark Kilstofte (DMA ‘92): Associate Professor of Theory/Composition, Furman University. The Rome Prize; ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Award; Goddard Lieberson Fellowship (2001); Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1988); Aaron Copland Award/Residency (2003-2004, 1998-1999); MacDowell Colony’s Francis and William Schuman Fellowship; Fromm Foundation commission recipient.
Mayumi Kimura Meguro (BMus ‘16)
Mark Kirschenmann (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘02): Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Jazz and Improvisation, University of Michigan.
Andrew Kirshner (DMA ‘99): Composer’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Technology, University of Michigan.
Stephen Kleiman (MMus ‘71): Professor of Music at Arcadia University
Rama Kolesnikow (BMus ‘91): Composing for commercials and videos for clients such as Apple Computers and Visa. Scoring films and animation aired on PBS and Cartoon Network.
Timothy Kramer (DMA ‘91): Professor of Music, Trinity University. Guggenheim Foundation Award (1998); NEA award; MacDowell Colony Fellow; Meet the Composer Award.
Israel Kremen (DMA ‘89)
Michael Kurek (DMA ‘85): Professor, Chair of Composition/Theory, Vanderbilt University. Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1994); Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1983); MacDowell Fellowship; Fromm Fellowship in Composition at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Mark Kurtz (BMus ‘93): Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church; Music Director of the River City Mixed Chorus, Nebraska’s only GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association) Chorus.
Kristin Kuster (DMA ‘02): Assistant Professor of Composition, University of Michigan. League of American Orchestras & Meet The Composer Music Alive: New Partnerships Composer-in-Residence (2009); National Flute Association Young Artists Competition Commission (2009); American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice Series Fellow (2007-2008); Sons of Norway Arts Foundation Grant (2008); American Composers Forum Jerome Foundation Commissioning Program Award (2007); American Composers Orchestra Commission (2006); Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts & Letters (2004); Commissions from the Annapolis Symphony & the Plymouth Symphony
Richard Lavenda (DMA ‘83): Professor of Composition and Theory, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. First Prize Award from the National Opera Association.
Paul Leary (BMus ‘99): Music faculty at Denison University; Part-time lecturer at Case Western Reserve University.
Wendy Lee (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘06): Assistant Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Future Assistant Professor of Composition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Lecture-recital at the 2007 College Music Society International Conference; Guest composer residency at the University of Arkansas in February 2008.
Chihchun Lee (DMA ‘00): Composition faculty at the University of South Florida. Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra Composers Competition Winner (2004). Commissions from the Harvard Fromm Music Foundation, the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation, and SCI/ASCAP.
Paul Lee (DMA ‘03): American Composers Orchestra commission; Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1999).
James Lee III (DMA ‘05): Associate Professor of Music at Morgan State University. Performances by the Symphony Orchestras of Detroit, Memphis, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Philedelphia, the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Analog Ensemble, Ritz Chamber Players. Awarded the 2010 Rhoda and Wladimir Lakond Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2010). Recordings by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.
Marc LeMay (MM ‘10).
John Anthony Lennon (DMA ‘78): Commissioned by the Library of Congress, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the National Endowment for the Arts Orchestral Consortium, the Fromm Foundation. Prix de Rome; Guggenheim fellowship (1981); Charles Ives Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1977).
John Levey (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘09): Assistant Professor of Music and Music Director at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Todd Levin (BMus ‘84): Performances by the American Composers Orchestra and the Metropolitan Orchestra. CD on Deutsche Grammophon. New York Youth Symphony Commission.
Shuying Li (DMA ‘18)
Ching-Mei Lin (DMA ‘10): Aspen Music Festival Master Class Fellowship (2010). National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition—Third Prize, Best Award voted by performers, and Audience Award (2010). Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and EarShot New Music Reading (2010); Detroit Symphony Orchestra New Music Reading (2009); First Annual Symposium on Music in the 21st Century Emerging Composers Competition Winner (2009); ASCAPlus Award (2009); Block M Records “New Music on the Block” Competition Winner (2008); Aspen Music Festival Individual Studies Fellowship (2007); Bowdoin International Music Festival (2005); Literary and Artistic Creation Award, Taiwan (2005, 2006, and 2009); Aspen Music Festival Fellowship (2007); Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Young Composers Forum (2005 and 2006); Three Rivers International Composition Competition Winner, China (2006); ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2005); SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition Regional Winner (2005); National Association of Composers, USA, Young Composers Competition—First Prize (2002).
William Lind (BMus ‘94)
David T. Little (MMus ‘02): ASCAP Leonard Bernstein Fellow in Composition at the Tanglewood Music Center (2001). Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2003). Performances by eighth blackbird, So Percussion, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, New York City Opera VOX Grand Rapids Symphony, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Composer-In-Residence, 2004). Founder and Artistic Director of the Newspeak Ensemble.
Pei Lu (DMA ‘02): Performances by Minnesota Orchestra, Chicago Grant Park Orchestra, Norfolk Music Consort, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra. Commissions from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Chicago Institute of Arts, Amelia Piano Trio.
Jonathan Lubin (BMus ‘10)
Joseph Lukasik (MMus ‘86): Composition/Music technology faculty, University of Colorado at Boulder. CD on Albany Records.
Don-David Lusterman (MMus ‘55): Private psychology practice in Baldwin, Long Island, New York
Andy Ly (MM ‘12)
Andrew MacDonald (DMA ‘85): Chair and Professor of Composition/Theory, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec. 1995 Juno Award for “Best Classical Composition.”
Carrie Magin (BMus ‘04): Currently pursuing a MM in Composition at the University of Cincinnati. Fulbright Teaching Assistantship.
Robert Maki (BMus ‘82)
David Maki (DMA ‘03): Assistant professor of composition and theory at Northern Illinois University. Performances by Brave New Works, Prime Directive.
Kevin Maloney (MMus ‘90).
Richard Manderville (BMus ‘71)
Kevin March (DMA ‘02): Creative Artist Grant from ArtServe Michigan; Arts of Citizenship grant; the Betty Amsden Composition Award (2010).
Theresa Martin (DMA ‘09): Detriot Symphony Orchestra, Reading of Dissertation, City of Ambition, 2009. Commissions from Barnett Family Foundation of Chicago (2008), Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (2008), clarinet virtuoso Robert Spring (2004, 2009). ASCAPlus Awards, 2007, 2008; Fellowship Recipient Aspen Summer Masterclass, 2008; NACUSA Young Composer’s Competition, 2nd place, 2006; International Clarinet Association “Clarinetfest” Performances, 2008, 2007; SCI National Conference Performances, 2006, 2005; ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Competition, Honorable Mention, 2005; American Composer’s Alliance Performance, 2004; Grant Fletcher Memorial Award in Composition, 2004.
Kenneth Martinson (BMus ‘93): Assistant professor of Viola at University of Florida. Secretary of the International Viola Society. Founder of Gems Music Publications.
Michael Matlock (BMus ‘11): Employed by the Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA.
Donald Matthews (BMus ‘62)
David Maves (DMA ‘71): Professor at the College of Charleston, since 1984; Assistant Professor of Music, Duke University (1972-76). Several ASCAP awards, two Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Awards.
Andrea Mazzariello (MMus ‘02): PhD Composition Princeton University (2011)
Inez McComas (MMus ‘03)
Elliott McKinley (MMus ‘94): Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University East. Commissions from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, SOLI Chamber Music Ensemble. BMI Student Composer Award.
Christopher Molina (MMus ‘05): Teacher with the JET Program in Japan. Invited to the Villecroze Academy of Music and Paris Conservatory summer programs.
Steven Moon (BMus ‘91)
George Moore (BMus ‘48)
Robert Morris (DMA ‘60): Tanglewood, as a Margret Lee Crofts Fellow. Professor of Composition at Eastman. National Endowment for the Arts grant; MacDowell Colony fellow.
John Morrison (DMA ‘91): Chair of Composition and Theory Dept., Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA. Meet the Composer Grant (1994); Charles Ives Center for American Music, Composition Fellow (1988); Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Schweitzer Institute, and Charles Ives Center.
Kathryn Mueller (BMus ‘11): Pursuing MMus at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Fall 2011. Attended soundSCAPE, sound, composition, and performance exchange, Pavia, Italy (2009). Intern for Elbhangfest, Dresden E.V. in Germany, (2010). Music performed by University of Michigan University Choir.
Edward Murray (BMus ‘03)
Bar Myers (BMus ‘86)
Andre Myers (DMA ‘05): Assistant Professor of Music at Occidental College, Los Angeles. Two commissions for the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra. Performances by symphony orchestras of Detroit, Plymouth, Occidental/Cal-Tech.
Jeff Myers (DMA ‘07): Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, BMI, Society of Composers, the Eastman School. Tanglewood & ASCAP fellowships; American Composers Orchestra Reading; 2009 Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant (for opera); 2008 ACF/Jerome Commission for New World Symphony; 2008 Meet the Composer MetLife Creative Connections Grant; American Lyric Theater “Project Poe” Commission for opera (ongoing); 2008 Meir Rimon Fund Grant for a work featuring horn; American Music Center CAP Grants (2007, 2008); New York Youth Symphony First Music Commission (2003); BMI Composer Awards (1998, 2002). Performances by L’Orchestre National de Lorraine, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Center for New Music (IA).
Jerome Neff (MMus ‘57): One of the original Cortelu Composers.
William Neil (DMA ‘86): Executive Director, Driftless Jazz Festival. McKnight Foundation Visiting Composer (2008); Composer-in-Residence, Lyric Opera of Chicago (1984-1986). Rome Prize (1982); Charles Ives Award from the American Academy and Insitute of Arts and Letters (1980); Fulbright Fellowship (1979).
Duncan Neilson (MMus ‘98): Professor of composition and theory at the College of William and Mary. Performances with Speculum Musicae, Blend Engine, Ensemble Ergo, Daedalus String Quartet, Moebius Ensemble, Quattro Mani, Arc Duo, Portland Chamber Orchestra.
Brian J. Nelson (BMus ‘90): Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin (2000), D.M.A. from the University of Kansas (2011). Minnesota Symphony Orchesta Composer Institute Performance; Imago Festival Attendee.
Brian R. Nelson (MMus ‘03): Currently pursuing D.M.A. at Rice University. Commissions from the San Antonio Symphony, the Trinity University Theatre Department, and the American Guild of Organists.
Erika Nelson (MMus ‘05): Marketing Manager at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Marketing assistant for the University Musical Society (UMS). Ann Arbor Symphony commission; Dexter Community Orchestra commission (May 2008).
Stephen Newby (DMA ‘94): Assistant Professor of Music at Seattle Pacific University; Assistant Professor in Composition and Music Technology, University of Michigan 1994-1996. National Endowment of the Arts Grant; King County Arts Commission of Washington Grant (1995-1996); Distinguished Dissertation of the Year Award at the University of Michigan (1995).
Lena Nietfeld (BMus ‘07)
Stephen Nolan (BMus ‘93)
Dean Nuernberger (PhD ‘63): Emeritus Professor of Music Theory, Oberlin. Studies with Nadia Boulanger.
Nag-Bushan Odekar (MMus ‘99)
Douglas Opel (MMus ‘93): Aaron Copland Award/Residency. Performances by the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Joshua Palay (BMus ‘02): Fulbright Scholarship, Rome, Italy – Studied the advancements in interactive electronic music instruments and their relation to compositional techniques.
Glenn Palmer (DMA ‘93)
Carter Pann (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘04): Associate Professor of Composition/Theory at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1999). Performances by the London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, National Symphony of Ireland, Syracuse Symphony, Stockholm Radio Symphony.
Soo-Hyung Park (BMus ‘03)
Michael Pavelich (MMus ‘85)
Russell Peck (DMA ‘72): Has taught at Northern Illinois University, Eastman School of Music, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Performances and Commissions by the Milwaukee Symphon and Alabama Symphony. Koussevitzky Prize, two Ford Foundation Fellowships, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sarah Peebles (BMus ‘88): Expert in Max programming and music composition. Awards from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the American Composers Forum. ASCAP Annual Awards; ASCAP Morton Gould Composer Award; BMI Student Composers Award (1987).
Jules Pegram (DMA ‘18)
Joshua Penman (DMA ‘07): Commissions from the early music ensemble Lionheart, Ann Arbor Symphony, New York Youth Symphony. Performances by the Cedar Rapids Symphony, American Composers Orchestra.
Asaf Peres (DMA ‘10)
Daniel Perlongo (MMus ‘66): Associate Professor of music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. American Prix de Rome; Guggenheim Fellowship; American Academy-National Institute of Arts and Letters award. Performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra.
William Pertz (DMA ‘11)
Daniel Pesca (MMus ‘07): Composer, pianist and teacher in Chicago area. Commissions from University of Michigan Symphony Band (’09) and Huntsville Youth Orchestra (’10). Aspen Music Festival and School, 2008-2011; Pianist, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, 2011. Ongoing duo collaborations with UM alumni Sarah Frisof (flute, DMA, ’08) and Wei-Han Wu (piano, MM, ’07). Recently heard on two Block M Records releases, in collaboration with UM faculty.
Karl Pestka (BMus ‘07)
Phuc Q Phan (DMA ‘93): Associate Professor of Music (Composition), Indiana University. Rome Prize (1998); ASCAP awards, grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ohio Arts Councils, Charles Ives Center for American Music; fellowships from the Macdowell Colony. Commissions from the Kronos Quartet, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, the Greater East Lansing Symphony, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Samaris Piano Trio, the New York Youth Symphony.
Jonathan Pieslak (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘03): Associate Professor of Music at City College, New York City (CUNY). American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Goddard Lieberson Fellowship (2006); Guggenheim Fellow (2011).
Evan Premo (BMus ‘08): Has performed concertos with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
Joseph Prestamo (MM ‘12): Awards: Music+Culture’s International Competition for Composers, first prize (2011); National Federation of Music Club’s Student/Collegiate Composition Competition (2011).
Joel Puckett (DMA ‘04): Professor at Peabody Conservatory; Professor at Towson University; Visiting Assistant Professor at Shenandoah University. American Bandmasters Association/University of Florida commission; BMI Student Composer Award. Orchestral premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Rabson (MMus ‘94): BMI Award (1981).
Paul Rardin (MMus ‘90): Former associate director of choirs at the University of Michigan; Taught at Towson University.
Andrea Reinkemeyer (DMA ‘05): Assistant Professor of Music at Bowling Green State University (2005-2010). Composer in Residence: Michigan Philharmonia “The Composer in Me!” Pilot Program (2010-11). reading by the American Composers Orchestra; performances by: Fusion Project, University of Michigan Concert Band, North-South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, Great Noise Ensemble, Sonict New Music Ensemble, Pacific Rim Gamelan. Commission and performances: H. Robert Reynolds and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings; Primary Colors Trio; Miller Asbill and the Texas Tech Bands; Wild Swan Theater & Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. New Music Festivals: University of Central Missouri, BGSU, Ball State, SEAMUS, Spark, & EMMF.
Scott Reiter (MMus ‘70)
Roger Reynolds (MMus ‘61): Pulitzer Prize for “Whispers Out of Time.” Published exclusively by C.F. Peters Corporation. Uniquely varied career entwines language with the spatial aspects of music. Extensive orchestral catalog includes commissions from the Philadelphia, Los Angeles and BBC Orchestras. A prominent writer, lecturer, and musical organizer.
David Rich (MMus ‘67)
John Richey (MMus ‘91)
David Robbins (MMus ‘70): Chair, Department of Music and Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University, since 1969.
William Robertson (MMus ‘83)
Manly Romero (DMA ‘07): Performance Librarian for the Manhattan School of Music, Berkshire Choral Festival & Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Awards and commissions from the American Composers Orchestra, New York Foundation for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and the American Music Center. American Composers Orchestra Whitaker Commission (2003); American Composers Orchestra premiere of “Blanco, Azul, Rojo” (2005); Inaugural Hoefer Commission from San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2010). Residency at San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2011). CD of “Doppelganger” recorded for future release (2011). Dark Days New Music Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland. Member of Random Access Music composers’ collective since 2006. Editor, Edward B Marks Music Company. Paul Revere Award-winning Music Engraver (SCORE and Sibelius) Private Studio lessons in composition and music notation.
Karl Ronneburg (BMus ‘17)
Seth Rosenberger (BMus ‘93)
William Ross (MMus ‘71): Faculty of St. Mary’s University since 1980.
Daniel Roumain (DMA, MA in Historical Musicology ‘00): Artist-in-Residence of the Seattle Theater Group. Performances and commissions by the Chicago Sinfonietta, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.
Steve Rouse (DMA ‘87): Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome (1987-88); Meet the Composer Residency (Louisville) (1995-98); National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship (1990); Hinrichsen Composition Award, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1995); Ives Composition Fellowship, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1985).
Elena Ruehr (DMA ‘93): Music faculty at M.I.T. Prizes from the Cincinnati Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Brandon Scott Rumsey (DMA ‘17)
Betsy Russell (MMus ‘83)
Felicia Sandler (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘01): Professor of Music at the New England Conservatory. Awards from Meet the Composer, Presser Foundation, American Composers Orchestra. Published by Schirmer, Mark Foster Music Company, Ballerbach Music.
Erik Santos (DMA ‘95): Associate Professor of Music, University of Michigan. Director of the Electronic Music Studios, University of Michigan. Charles Ives Scholarship (1994); Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2001); Awards from BMI, the MacDowell Colony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Resident composer for Dairakudakan: Temputenshiki, Japanese butoh company.
Donald Scavarda (MMus ‘53): Conductor and Participant in the ONCE festival. BMI Student Composer Award 1953; Fulbright Scholar.
Michael Schachter (MM ‘12)
Isaac Schankler (MMus ‘05): Doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California. Damien Top Prize in the ASCAP/Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition.
Thomas Schnauber (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘04): Grand Prize and Music Director’s Prize for the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin’s International “Homage to Mozart.” Composition Competition, Moscow. Performance by the New York City Opera. Professor of Performance Arts (Music) and Co-Chair of the Performance Arts Department at Emmanuel College in Boston.
David Schober (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘03): Assistant Professor at Queen’s College, NY. Theodore Presser Music Award; Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2002) .Commissions from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Naumburg Foundation, the BMI Foundation Carlos Surinach Fund, eighth blackbird, & Fromm Foundation.
Gerhard Schultz (BMus ‘05)
Garrett Schumann (MMus ‘12): “High Speed Reed” scheduled for release in the Akropolis Reed Quintet’s debut CD
Peter Schweinsberg (BMus ‘95)
Steven Serraiocco (MMus ‘00)
Nina Shekhar (BMus ‘17)
Suzanne Sheppard (MMus ‘85): ASCAP Foundations Grant; Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; two awards from the Composers Guild for her popular music. She is published by C. F. Peters Corp.
Hyukjin Shin (DMA ‘10): Part time lecturer at Sangmyun University, Yonsei University, and Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea.
Arlene Sierra (DMA ‘99): Senior Lecturer and Program Director in Composition at Cardiff University, U.K., former Composition Tutor at Cambridge University. Festivals attended: Aldeburgh, Aspen, Bowdoin, Dartington, Fountainbleau, June in Buffalo, Tanglewood. Awards: Takemitsu Prize for Orchestral Composition, Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Otto Eckstein Fellowship at Tanglewood, Paul Jacobs Award at Tanglewood. Major Performances: New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera Vox, Tokyo Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Tanglewood Music Festival, Albany Symphony, Cheltenham Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Pur Oder Plus Festival (Germany), Miller Theatre (Arlene Sierra Composer Portrait concert), ICE, Carducci Quartet, Psappha, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Lontano, Collage New Music, Fidelio Trio, Chroma, Gemini, London New Music Players, Great Noise Ensemble, Schubert Ensemble, Spitalfields Festival, and dance festivals Jacob’s Pillow and Danspace St. Marks.
Carlos Simon (DMA ‘17)
Steven Simpson (DMA ‘03): Winner 14th Annual New Music Festival- Bowling Green State University; Winner of classicallounge.com orchestra composition contest (2010); 2nd Place PAS 2011 Composition Contest: Marimba Quartet Category.
Donald Sloan (DMA ‘82): Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department for Coastal Carolina University; Professor of Music (and Chair of Music Department), Ashland University, Ashland, OH. Meet The Composer grants.
Donald Sloan (MMus ‘82)
Clifford Smith (BMus ‘68)
Timothy Smith (DMA ‘02)
Daniel Sottile (BMus ‘15)
DJ Sparr (DMA ‘03): Composition Faculty, Walden School for Musicians. Composer in Residence, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Education and Community Engagement 2009-2011, Young American Composer in Residence, California Symphony Orchestra 2011-2013. Awards: BMI (1995, 2000), Grand Prize BMG/Williams College National Young Composers Competition (1997), American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize – Alternate (1998), League of Composers/ISCM Composers’ Competition Winner (2009), BMI Foundation/Boudleaux Bryant Fund commission for Eighth Blackbird (2000). Performances by and with Alias Ensemble, Berkshire Symphony, Cabrillo Festival, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Dayton Philharmonic, Eighth Blackbird, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphonia, among others.
Pathorn Srikaranonda (BMus ‘94): Member, Board of Directors, Faculty of Fine Arts, Mahasarakam University, Mahasarakam, Thailand. Royal Member to HM the King’s Perusal Board for Royal Compositions; Royal court musician to HM the King of Thailand. (1986-present).
Geoffrey Stanton (DMA ‘91): Associate Professor of Music at Marygrove College in Detroit. Head of the theory/composition department and Director of the electronic music studios. American Composers Forum commission; Awards from American Academy of Arts and Letters (1992), Meet the Composer, NEA.
Jerome Stine (BMus ‘83)
Philip Stoll (BMus ‘81): BMI Composer Award (1972).
John Strang (MMus ‘94): Howard University’s organist and assistant director of its choir. Was All Souls’ Music Director until June 2008.
Larry Stukenholtz (DMA ‘89)
Garth Sunderland (MMus ‘99): Artistic Director of the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble.
Anthony Suter (MMus ‘04): Assistant Professor of Composition, University of Redlands. Awards from the National Opera Association, the College Band Director’s National Association, ASCAP, Associazione Culturale Musicale “Euritmia,” Texas String Project. Winner of the 2010 Innovative Teaching Award, University of Redlands. Published by Daehn Publications and Edizione Musicali Wicky Milan. Hymns to Forgotten Moons: The Music of Arnold Schoenberg and Anthony Suter released in 2010 on Centaur Records [CRC-3019].
David Swaim (MMus ‘86)
Karin Swanson (MMus ‘88)
Roy Swanson (MMus ‘90)
James Territo (BMus ‘01): Band director at the Detroit Country Day School Upper and Junior Schools
Ashton Thatcher (MM ‘10)
Nathan Thatcher (MM ‘17)
Sean Thibadeaux (MMus ‘93)
Andrew Thompson (BMus ‘01)
David Tice (MMus ‘61): Active as a composer in NY experimental theater, composing scores for such shows as “Radio Wisdom” (Richard Foreman), “Owls in the Ivy” (Arthur Williams), “Dead Wrong!” (Jeffrey Herman), “Twenty-four Inches” (Robert Patrick) and “The Tree Artist” (Rosalyn Drexler). Two ASCAP awards.
Frank Ticheli (DMA ‘87): Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California. Composer in Residence of the Pacific Symphony (1991-1998). Charles Ives and Goddard Lieberson Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1986 and 1990); winner of the 2006 NBA/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest.
Michael Timpson (Composition and Music Theory PhD ‘98): Assistant Professor at University of South Florida. Honors from ASCAP, BMI, DownBeat Magazine, NACUSA, winner of the IBrian M. Israel Prize, Lee Ettelson Composer’s award, performances at Carnegie Hall & Merkin Hall, performances by Jacksonville Symphony and Kiev Philharmonic.
Sever Tipei (DMA ‘78): Professor and Computer Music Project manager at the University of Illinois School of Music. Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory (1994-2003). Meet-the-Composer grants (1980, 1990, 1991).
Richard Toensing (DMA ‘67): Professor of Composition, University of Colorado in Boulder through 2001. Joseph H. Bearnes Prize from Columbia University; Guggenheim Fellowship (1987); Commission from the National Endowment for the Arts; three-time MacDowell Colony Fellow.
Matthew Tommasini (DMA ‘05): Freelance composer in Los Angeles. Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2005); first prize in the ASCAP/SCI Commission Competition; grant from the ASCAP Foundation’s Leonard Bernstein Fund.
Roland Trogan (DMA ‘63): President of Dr. Trogan’s Music School. BMI award (1954).
Colin Tucker (BMus ‘07): Beginning PhD at the University of Buffalo (SUNY) as a Presidential Fellow and T.A. MPhil from the University of Huddersfield, England. BMI award (2006). Performances by ensembles Elision, plus-minus, dal niente, thingNY, and Edges; by the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Detroit Civic, and Ann Arbor; and at venues such as Issue Project Room, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, and Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse.
Scott Vaillancourt (MMus ‘94): Part time faculty at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Orono, and Bowdoin College. Was the director of bands and chorus at the University of New England and is principal tubist and organist for the Norumbega Ensemble.
Judith Vander (BMus ‘57): Also an ethnomusicologist and author.
David Vayo (DMA ‘90): Teaching composition and contemporary music at Illinois Wesleyan University. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award (2000); Charles Ives Scholarship from American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1988).
Barry Vercoe (DMA ‘68): Inventor of Csound. Professor of Music and Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT; Established the MIT computer facility for Experimental Music (1973). Guggenheim Fellowship (1983); Computer World/Smithsonian Award in Media Arts and Entertainment (1992); 2004 SEAMUS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Knight Vernon (MMus ‘67)
Kirsten Volness (DMA ‘08): Reed College. Co-Founder/Pianist, Verdant Vibes; Co-Director, Tenderloin Opera Company; Pianist, Hotel Elefant. MacColl Johnson Fellowship in Music Composition (2017); Rhode Island Council on the Arts Fellowship in Music Composition (2018/2014/2010); Composer-in-Residence, Music Mansion (2017); BMI Women’s Music Commission (2007); ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission (2007). Commissions from The American Opera Project, NOW Ensemble, Ann Arbor Symphony, Transient Canvas, Hotel Elefant, Experiential Orchestra, Hub New Music; Secretary, Friends of the Music Mansion.
Aleksandra Vrebalov (DMA ‘02): CUNY Professor of Music Theory, Composition and Orchestration (2003-2010). ASCAP Winner (2003, 2010); American Academy of Arts and Leters Charles Ives Fellowship (2007); Barlow Endowment (2006); Meet the Composer (2000, 2003). Performances by the Kronos Quartet, TAJJ Quartet, Belgrade Philharmonic, Knoxville Philharmonic and others.
Robert Vuichard (BMus ‘08): Currently pursuing M.M in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music. Performances by the Yale Glee Club at Notre Dame Cathedral and Carnegie Hall, DePaul University Singers, & The Westminster Chamber Choir. Attended the Aspen Music Festival. Winner of the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composer Award (2007).
Scott Warner (DMA ‘93): Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies & Music Theory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Grants and awards from The Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa Councils for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation of Minneapolis. Commissioned by the Eroica Trio.
Margaret Weber (MMus ‘64)
Edward Weiss (MMus ‘71)
Rosemary Wells (BMus ‘66)
Charlotte Wenner (BMus ‘02)
Brent Wetters (BMus ‘99)
George Wilson (DMA ‘63): Fulbright to Belgium and France (1953); Prix de Rome (1955-58). Established University of Michigan Electronic Music Department (1962). Professor Emeritus of Music Composition, University of Michigan.
Bruce Wise (DMA ‘61)
JP Wogaman (BMus ‘17)
Daniel Worley (DMA ‘02): Producer, recording engineer, song writer, performer. Commissioned by the Albany Symphony and the Tulsa Philharmonic.
Ming-Hsiu Yen (DMA ‘10): Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute (2008); Pacific Music Festival (2007); Hanson Institute for American Music-Commission Award (2007); New Music Project (Kalamazoo, MI)-Commission Award (2007); SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission-1st Prize (Region V East) (2006); Aspen Music Festival and School (2006); ISCM/League of Composers Competition-Performance Award (2005); Literary and Artistic Creation Competition (Taiwan)-1st Prize (2005).
Byung-Eun Yoo (MMus ‘82): Professor of composition at the Korean National University of Arts School of Music. Producing works based on the Korean traditional music since 1980s.
Greg Youtz (DMA ‘87): Professor of Music (Composition), Pacific Lutheran University. Charles Ives Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1984); Annual awards from ASCAP since 1990.
Rolv Yttrehus (MMus ‘53): Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, former teaching positions include University of Missouri, Purdue, University of Wisconsin, and Oshkosh.
Yalcin Yuregir (MMus ‘58)
Roger Zare (DMA ‘12): ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2012); BMI Student Composer Award (2012); Composer in Residence, Salt Bay Chamber Music Festival (2012); Michigan Music Teachers Association commission (2012); Symphony in C Young Composers’ Competition (2012); Semifinalist, Villiers Quartet composition competition (2012); Finalist, University of Oklahoma 4×4 Prizes (2012); Omaha Symphony New Music Symposium Participant (2010, 2012); Aspen Music Festival Individual Studies Participant (2012); 2nd Prize, Belvedere Music Festival (2011); Composer in Residence, Chamber Music Festival of Lexington (2010); ASTA Merle J. Isaac Composition Competition Senior Division winner (2009).
Shu Zhou (MMus ‘17)
Bennett Zon (BMus ‘82): Professor at Durham University. Researches mainly in areas of nineteenth- and twentieth-century historiography and aesthetics. He is founder and General Editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Nineteenth-Century Music Review.
William Zuckerman (BMus ‘11): Performances by Juventas!, New Music of Boson, Conterporaneous of Bard College. Attended June in Buffalo (2010); Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (2009); Aspen Music Festival (2009). Winner of New York Art Ensemble Nation Young Composer Contest (2009).