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  ANNOUNCEMENTS and NEWS 

Prospective graduate students: the December 3rd, 2016 deadline to apply for the MM Composition Stage Music degree program has now passed. If you missed the deadline, we encourage you to apply next year for Fall 2018 admission. Our other graduate programs (MM Composition Concert Music, and DMA Composition) are open for application through the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, as is our undergraduate BM program.

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Visit the Composition Calendar for an overview of Spring 2017 events.

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Guest Composer Lecture: Joel Friedman
Wed. January 18, 2017

The Composition Division proudly presents composer Dr. Joel Friedman as the Spring 2017 Guest Composer.

(Enrolled Students only in MUS 404/629/829: Composition Seminar)

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Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic 15th Annual Meeting
Fri. March 24 - Sat. March 25, 2017

The Theory and Composition Division is proud to host this year's regional Society of Music Theory conference.

(Registration and Schedule information can be found here)

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Newprism Ensemble in Concert
Tues. April 4, 2017

The Composition Division is delighted to host this cutting edge new music ensemble featuring music by Hosokawa, Sørensen, Webern, and a premiere by faculty composer Dr. Robert A. Baker, to be performed by fellow faculty member and pianist, Dr. Ivo Kaltchev.

8:00 pm, Ward Hall Recital Hall.
Admission is free, and the public is welcome.
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BM Senior Composition Recital
Friday April 7, 2017

Juan Amay-Vargas' BM Senior Composition Recital will feature chamber and vocal music composed throughout his degree program, performed by CUA students.

7:00 pm, Ward Recital Hall, CUA Campus
Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

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MM Stage Music Thesis Opera Production
Tues. April 11, 2017

Johanny Navarro's MM Stage Music opera thesis composition will be premiered by CUA student performers.

7:00 pm, Ward Recital Hall, CUA Campus
Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

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Wind Ensemble Premiere by CUA DMA Composition Major
Mon. April 24, 2017

A new work composed by DMA Composition Major, Valencio Jackson, for Wind Ensemble and Pecussion, titled Quelbe, will be premiered by the CUA Wind Ensemble.

7:30 pm, Hartke Theatre, CUA Campus
Admission is free, and the public is welcome

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Composition Division Spring Concert
Wed. April 26, 2017

Come hear the Spring 2017 Composition Divison Concert featuring  brand new new works by CUA composition students.

8:00 pm, Ward Hall Recital Hall
Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

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Faculty Composer Orchestral Premiere
Sun. April 30, 2017

CUA composer Dr. Stephen Gorbos' new orchestral work will be premiered by the CUA Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Simenoe Tartaglione.

7:30 pm, Hartke Theatre, CUA Campus
Admission is free, and the public is welcome

 

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For past events, visit our Announcements and News Archives.

 

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Watch excerpts from SONAR New Music Ensemble's concert on March 6, 2016, Ward Recital Hall, performing David Wohl's "I Drone" for string quartet and electronics.

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Listen to performances by CUA's Contemporary Music Ensemble

Morton Feldman: Routine Investigations (1976)


Eliana Schenk, oboe; Gil Hoffer, trumpet; Jason Solounias, piano; Dan Zhang, viola; Jongbin Kim, cello, David Lowe, contrabass (Fall 2015 Division Concert).
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Chou Wen-chung: Twilight Colors (2007), 3rd mvt


Michele Walton, flute; Eliana Schenk, oboe; Ben Redwine, clarinet; Shinya Blattmann, violin; Dan Zhang, viola; Jongbin Kim, cello (Spring 2016 Division Concert).

 

 

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our programs at a glance

We also cooperate with the Institute of Sacred Music to offer lessons and artistic support for those pursuing the MM and DMA degrees in Sacred Music with an emphasis in Composition.

Contact composition

Dr. Stephen Gorbos
Head, Division of Composition-Theory
Ward Hall
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20064


Email: gorbos@cua.edu