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August 3, 2013

 

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Gordon Getty: WFIU’s Featured Composer for August

American composer Gordon Getty's vocal works are heavily inspired by nineteenth and early-twentieth poetic texts.

May 4, 2013

 

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Stephen Hartke: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for May

Hartke is a member of the faculty at the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California

April 3, 2013

 

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Katherine Hoover: WFIU’s Featured Composer for April

Hoover is a composer of many works for flute and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.

March 5, 2013

 

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Adolphus Hailstork: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for March

Hailstork is a Professor of Music at Virginia's Old Dominion University.

February 19, 2013

 

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Horizons in Music: Square Peg Round Hole

The modern percussion quartet performs live and talks about their own fusion of classical, popular, and even world music genres.

January 12, 2013

 

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Gavin Bryars: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for January

English composer Gavin Bryars has a diverse body of work including opera, chamber music, and visual arts installations.

December 3, 2012

 

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Dave Brubeck: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for December

Composer and bandleader Dave Brubeck is a legend among fans of jazz and classical music.

November 3, 2012

 

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Arvo Pärt: WFIU’s November Contemporary Music Highlight

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is known for his unique approach to composition, called tintinnabulation.

October 5, 2012

 

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Nancy Galbraith: WFIU’s October Contemporary Music Highlight

Pittsburgh-based composer Nancy Galbraith's music runs the gamut from organ to electroacoustic.

September 26, 2012

 

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Jacobs School Preview: New Music Ensemble

The New Music Ensemble under the direction of David Dzubay will present music of Newman, Crockett and Sandström.

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