UT student DMA composers Jon Fielder, Corey Cunningham, Chris Ozley and Ryan Laney, as well as Dr. Russell Pinkston and former UT composer Kramer Elwell (MM '16) have been selected to present works at the 2017 SEAMUS conference, which will be held April 20-22 at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. Chris Ozley will be presenting his work "Transform" for percussion and electronics (Chris Lizack performing percussion). Corey Cunningham will present his acousmatic work "Unstrung." Ryan Laney will be presenting his 4-channel acousmatic work "Light Rail." Jon Fielder will be presenting his work "Kerplünkte" for piano and live electronics (commissioned by ASCAP/SEAMUS for the 2017 conference). Kramer Elwell will be presenting his acousmatic work "Return to the Earth. Dr. Pinkston will be presenting his piece "Vox Clemantis" for flute, violin and live electronics. The SEAMUS conference is one of the largest national conferences in the United States for the presentation and performance of music and research related to electroacoustic music, and this year's festival will have a very strong showing from the University of Texas at Austin.
The New York-based ensemble Vent Nouveau selected first-year MM student Akshaya Avril Tucker's wind quintet, It all comes down to a single point, for their upcoming program in April. It will be one of ten works by living, female composers featured on their "Listening to Ladies" concert on April 1st at Gallery MC in New York City. "Listening to Ladies" began in 2015 as a Facebook page, featuring composers who are women. It has since expanded to include a concert series, podcast and more.
Thomas Yee's presentation "When Music Speaks" on the topic of Music and Meaning has been selected as one of three featured presentations for the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VI Conference. Additionally, his composition "Kristallnacht" will be performed on one of the conference's concerts. This year's conference will take place at UT Arlington from February 2-4, 2017 and feature new music from 55 living composers for a variety of chamber ensembles and instrumentations.
Eli Fieldsteel (DMA '15) has accepted a tenure-track position at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Director of the Experimental Music Studios. More details can be found here: http://music.illinois.edu/news_items/eli-fieldsteel-joins-faculty-as-new...
Yuanyuan (Kay) HE's piece "On the Pivot of an Abandoned Carousel for flute and electronics" has been selected for performance at ISCM World Music Days 2016. The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a music organization that promotes contemporary classical music. The festival includes cutting edge productions of contemporary classical music from all over the world. This year's World Music Days in located in Tongyeong, South Korea, from March 27th to April 3rd.