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CUA Composition Events, Spring 2017

Date Time Event Location
Jan 18 12:40 PM Guest Composer Lecture: Dr. Joel Friedman (Enrolled Students only: Composition Seminar) Ward
Mar 24-25 12-5 & 9-5 Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic 15th Annual Meeting
(Registration and schedule information can be found here)
JPH
Apr 4 8:00 PM Newprism Ensemble performs music by Hosokawa, Sørensen, Webern, and a new work by faculty composer Robert A. Baker for piano & large ensemble; soloist, CUA faculty Ivo Kaltchev Ward Recital Hall
Apr 7 7:00 PM Juan Amaya-Vargas Senior BM Composition Recital Ward Recital Hall
Apr 11 7:00 PM MM Stage Music composer Johanny Navarro thesis opera composition premiere Ward Recital Hall
Apr 24 7:30 PM Premiere of new work by DMA Composition Major, Valencio Jackson, by the CUA Wind Ensemble Hartke Theatre
Apr 26 8:00 PM Division Recital featuring new works by undergraduate and graduate student composers Ward Recital Hall
Apr 30 7:30 PM Premiere of faculty composer Stephen Gorbos' new orchestral work performed by the CUA Symphony Orchestra Hartke Theatre

 

CUA Composition Events, Fall 2016

Date Time Event Location
Sept 1, 2, 3rd 7:30 PM MM Stage Music composer Joseph Kaz, thesis production of Alice Flagg Ward Recital Hall 
Oct 22 7:30 PM DMA composer Jay Parrotta premieres his Suite on the Seventh Mode for Solo Organ Calvary Baptist, Washington DC
Oct 23 3:00 PM Jeff Cortazzo DMA Composition Recital Ward Recital Hall

Nov 17, 18, 19

Nov 20

7:30 PM

2:00 PM

Faculty member Andrew Simpson's opera The Outcasts of Poker Flat. Ward Recital Hall
Dec 2 7:00 PM MM Stage Music composer Johanny Navarro, premiere of Videntes Stellam, for chorus and orchestra. CUA Christmas concert of charity Basilica
Dec 9 7:30 PM Division Recital.  Ward Recital Hall
Dec 31 6:00 PM DMA composer Jay Parrotta premieres his Two Songs for New Years Eve for soprano, violin and piano St. Columba's Church, Washington DC

  

     

CUA Composition Events, Spring 2016

Date Time Event Location
Feb 17 12:30 PM Guest Composer Lecture: Dr. David Smooke (Enrolled Students only: Composition Seminar) Ward 
Mar 6 8:00 PM SONAR New Music Ensemble: works by Cage, Pintscher, Schnittke, Berg Ward Recital Hall
Apr 8 7:00 PM Justus Parrotta DMA Composition Recital St. Vincent's Chapel
Apr 15 7:30 PM Composition Division Recital Ward Recital Hall
Apr 16 8:00 PM John Tafone BM Senior Composition Recital Ward Recital Hall
Apr 17 1:00 PM Paul Kneusel BM Senior Composition Recital Ward Recital Hall
Apr 20

12:30 PM

Guest Composer Lecture: Dr. Ethan Wickman (Enrolled Students only: Composition Seminar) Ward
Apr 23 6:00 PM Jonathan Kirby BM Senior Composition Recital St. Vincent's Chap
Apr 25 7:30 PM CUA Wind Ensemble perform's MM Composition Student Joseph Kaz's "Fall of the House of Usher" Hartke Theater

Apr 28

4:10 PM String Orchestra Composer Readings Session (Enrolled Students only: Composition Seminar) JPH
       

 

CUA Composition Events, Fall 2015

Date Time Event Location

Sept.18 & 19

tba 24-Hour Musical: Center Stage annual production of new music-theater scenes composed and performed within 24 hours Ward Recital Hall
Oct. 30 8:00 PM Amanda Bono DMA Composition Recital St. Vincent's Chapel
Nov. 11 12:30 PM SONAR New Music Ensemble Composer Readings Session (Enrolled Students only: Composition Seminar) Ward
Dec. 2 12:30 PM Guest Composer Lecture: Dr. Linda Dusman (Enrolled Students only: Composition Seminar) Ward
Dec 4 7:30 PM Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the premiere of a newly commissioned choral-orchestral work by CUA Faculty, Robert A. Baker Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 11 4:00 PM Composition Day 2015: an afternoon of Composition Division activities and presentations by currents faculty and students Ward
Dec 11 7:30 PM Composition Division Recital Ward Recital Hall

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015

 

CUA Composition Events, Fall 2014

Date Time Event Location
Nov.14 7:00 PM Composition division Fall recital John Paul Rehearsal Hall
Nov. 18 4:00 PM String Orchestra Student Composition Reading Session John Paul Rehearsal Hall
Dec. 5 7:00 PM Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the premiere of a newly commissioned choral-orchestral fanfare by Jeff Cortazzo (DMA, 4th year)

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Dec.
6 & 7

9:00 PM

First Light - a new musical by CUA composer, John Tafone (BM '16) Ward Recital Hall

 

CUA Composition Events, Spring 2015

Date Time Event Location
Jan. 25 5:00 PM Senior Composition Recital: Matthew Yost (BM '15) Ward Recital Hall
Feb. 20 7:00 PM Stations of the Cross: 14 New String Quartets Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda, MD
Mar. 31 7:00 PM New Morse Code Duo in concert: new works for cello and percussion Ward Recital Hall
Apr. 17 7:30 PM Composition division Spring recital Ward Recital Hall
Apr. 23 5:00 PM String Orchestra Student Composition Reading Session

John Paul Rehearsal Hall

  

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

  

CUA Composition Events, Fall 2013

Date Time Event Location
Sept. 14 7:00 PM 24-Hour Musical Project performance Ward Recital Hall
Oct. 12 7:30 PM Ensemble Next Parallel concert Ward Recital Hall
Nov. 9 7:30 PM Composition division fall recital Ward Recital Hall
Nov. 21 2:10 PM Student Composers' Reading Session
(CUA Contemporary Music Ensemble)
John Paul Rehearsal Hall
Dec. 6 7:00 PM Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the premiere of a newly commissioned choral-orchestral fanfare by Erik Abrahamson (MM, 2nd year)  Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

 

 

CUA Composition Events, Spring 2014

Date Time Event Location
Jan. 24 8:00 PM New Voices @ CUA Ward Recital Hall
Jan. 25 8:00 PM New Voices @ CUA Ward Recital Hall
Feb. 24 3:40 PM Jacqui Horner Guest Artist Premieres three new works by CUA student composers John Paul Rehearsal Hall
Apr. 5 7:30 PM Composition Division Spring Recital Ward Recital Hall
Apr. 29 TBA String Orchestra Student Composition Reading Session John Paul Rehearsal Hall