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Christian B. Carey (PDF available upon request)

Email: christianbcarey@gmail.com

Websites: http://www.christianbcarey.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/cbcarey

 

Research Interests – Composition, American Music, Contemporary Concert Music, Music Theory, Music Theory Pedagogy, Musicology, Ecomusicology, Ethnomusicology, Gender/Sexuality and Music, Vocal Performance, Music Criticism, Jazz, and Popular Music

 

Education

Rutgers University – 1997-2001. Ph.D. in Music (Composition and Theory), 2001.

Dissertation Title – “Aspects of Elliott Carter’s Fifth String Quartet and

Three Original Pieces featuring Pitched Percussion.”

Boston University – 1995-1997. Master of Music in Composition (Pi Kappa Lambda), 1997.

Thesis – “Three Movements for Orchestra.”

Juilliard School – 1992-1995. Bachelor of Music in Voice (Secondary Studies in Composition), 1995.

Carnegie Mellon University – 1991-1992. Undergraduate studies in voice performance & composition.

 

Principal composition teachers

Rutgers University: Charles Wuorinen, 1997-2001.

Boston University: Lukas Foss, 1995-6, Tison Street, 1996-7.

Juilliard School: Michael Czajkowski, 1992-5.

Carnegie Mellon University: Nancy Galbraith, 1991-2.

Further composition study

June in Buffalo, 1998 & 1999. Masterclasses/lessons with Donald Erb, David Felder, Vinko Globokar, Aaron Jay Kernis, Jeffrey Stadelman, Harvey Sollberger, Jukka Tiensuu, and Kevin Volans.

Music X Festival: Masterclasses with Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, and George Crumb, 1999.

Aspen Music Festival: Studies with Bernard Rands and Jacob Druckman, 1995.

Computer/electronic music: Richard Cornell, Ronald Surak, Paul Rudy, and Michael Czajkowski.

Studies in voice, conducting, piano, and organ

Principal voice teachers: Cynthia Hoffmann (1992-5), Marlena Malas (1992).

Vocal fellowships at Chautauqua (1992), Music Academy of the West (1994),

and Britten-Pears School (1996).

 

Select Publications

Chapter in Proceedings Volume

Dialogues: Conflict and Colloquy in Elliott Carter’s Late Concerti,”

Les Actes du colloque Hommage à Elliott Carter (Editions Delatour), 2013.

Peer-reviewed

“Capuzzo’s Questions,” The Open Space, Issue 21, 2018.

“Milton Babbitt: A composers’ memorial,” Perspectives of New Music, Volume 49/2, 2012.

“Whittall & the Perils of Transcontinental Serialism, Intégral, Vol. 23, published 2011.

“Mother Lode Issues: Shapey’s Worksheet and the Late Music,” Perspectives of New Music,                                 Volume 47/2, 2010.

Commissioned

“Feature: Helen Grime,” Tempo, in process.

“Review: Schiff on Carter,” Tempo, in process.

“Review: Experimental Encounters in Music and Beyond,” Tempo, forthcoming.

“Review: Decibel Ensemble Plays Ed Bennett,” Tempo Vol. 72, Issue 286.

Program essays for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music,

Boston Symphony, 2018.

Program essay for League of Composers/ISCM, 2018.

Review: Thomas DeLio, Analytical Studies of the Music of Ashley, Cage, Carter,

Dallapiccola, Feldman, Lucier, Reich, Satie, Schoenberg, Wolff, and Xenakis,” Tempo, Vol. 72, Issue 285, July 2018.

“Review: Ensemble Adapter: Donatoni Chamber Works,” Tempo Vol. 72, Issue 284,

April 2018.

“Review: Aleph Gitarrenquartett, Vol. 2” Tempo Vol. 72, Issue 283.

“Passing it On (Mentorship),” Beyond the Stage, Carnegie Hall’s

125th Anniversary Magazine, 2017.

“New York Polyphony: From Medieval to Modern,” Early Music America,

Vol. 23, No. 3, 2017.

Program essays for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Boston Symphony, 2017.

Program essay for League of Composers/ISCM, 2017.

“Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers,” Tempo volume 71/Issue 280, November 2017.

Director biography for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Boston Symphony, 2016.

Program essays for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Boston Symphony, 2016.

Program essay for League of Composers/ISCM, 2016.

“Carnegie Hall’s 125 Commissions Project”, program essay, Playbill, 2015.

Program essay for League of Composers/ISCM, 2015.

Program essays for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Boston Symphony, 2015.

Program essays for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Boston Symphony, 2014.

Program essay for League of Composers/ISCM, 2014.

”Marti Epstein,” new entry for Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2013.

”Mel Powell,” revised entry for Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2013.

“Noel DaCosta,” revised entry for Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2013.

“Robert Dick,” revised entry for Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2013.

“Donald Martino,” revised entry for Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2013.

“Ralph Shapey,” revised entry for Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2013.

“Richard Hervig,” revised entry for Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2013.

Program essays for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Boston Symphony, 2013.

“Dan Trueman’s Neither Anvil Nor Pulley,” Album Review, Time Out NY, June 24, 2013.

“Twelve in 12,” program essay for Trinity Wall Street’s Pulitzer Prizewinners Concert Series, 2012.

Program essays for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Boston Symphony, 2012.

“Review: Elliott Carter by James Wierzbicki,” Tempo, Volume 66, Issue 262, October 2012.

“Composing in the 21st Century,” program essay for SONiC Festival,

American Composers Orchestra, 2011.

“Festival of Contemporary Music,” Tempo, Volume 64, Issue 256, April 2011.

“Baltic Illuminations – White Light Festival,” Playbill, Lincoln Center, October 2010.

“Leon Kirchner at 90,” Tempo, Volume 63, Issue 249, July 2009.

“Book Review: Elliott Carter: A Centennial Festschrift,” Tempo Volume 63,

Issue 248, April 2009.

“Review: Crosstalk,” Musicworks 103, 2009.

“Review: Oppens Plays Carter,” Musicworks 103, 2009.

“Tanglewood Festival: Elliott Carter Celebrations,” Tempo Volume 63, Issue 247, January 2009.

“Elliott Carter: Complete Music for Winds – A Study Guide,” Merkin Concert Hall (2008).

“Jody Redhage: Singing Cellist,” Musicworks 102, 2008.

“Review: Eric Moe’s Tri-Stan,” Musicworks 101, 2008.

“Sonic Geography,” Musicworks 94, 2005.

“Review: there is still time,” Musicworks 93, 2004.

“Review: Herbert Henck plays Cage,” Musicworks 95, 2005.

“Charles Wuorinen’s Individual Approach to Post-tonal Composition,” Musicworks 92, 2004.

 

Liner Notes Essays

“Jeffrey Mumford,” Jeffrey Mumford, Through a Stillness Brightening, Albany TROY 1473/74.

“Atmosphere, Accumulation, and Drive,” Arlene Sierra, Game of Attrition, Bridge CD 9414.

“John Aylward – the Importance of Place(s),” John Aylward, Stillness and Change,

Albany Records CD Troy 1283.

“Louis Karchin’s Romulus – An Interview with the Composer,” Louis Karchin, Romulus,

Naxos American Classics CD 8.669030

 

Journalism

“ICE Takes on Composer Ann Cleare at Miller Theatre,” Musical America, March 1, 2018.

“A New Gertrude Stein Opera: Chutzpah Rules,” Musical America, February 15, 2018.

“Williamsburg Coup: the Third Annual Jürg Frey String Quartets Evening,” Musical America,

December 5, 2017.

“ICE and Marcos Balter en Famille at Miller Theatre,” Musical America, November 21, 2017.

“The Complete Works of Boulez – So Far,” Musical America, September 12, 2013.

“NY Phil’s Contact: How New is New?,” Musical America, April 9, 2013.

“Composers Now 2013 Gets Underway,” Musical America, February 14, 2013.

“Jonathan Harvey: Dissonance Meets the Divine,” Musical America, October 12, 2012.

“Standing Room Only – for Stockhausen?,” Musical America, July 2, 2012.

“ACME – Clever Marketing Hook, Mixed Musical Result,” Musical America, June 11, 2012.

“Small Orchestra meets Big Gestures,” Musical America, May 7, 2012.

“Kronos Quartet: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous,” Musical America, March 2, 2012.

“John Cage’s Bifocals,” Musical America, February 7, 2012.

“Interview: Dennis Russell Davies,” Musical America, January 31, 2012.

“NY Phil’s ‘Contact!’ Leans Away from US,” Musical America, December 20, 2011.

“John Zorn: Chameleon or Magpie?,” Musical America, December 13, 2011.

“Happy Birthday Bridge Records,” Musical America, October 28, 2011.

“How Do You Say Gesamtkunstwerk in Scottish?,” Musical America, September 19, 2011.

“Sibelius Under an Artist’s Microscope,” Musical America, August 25, 1011.

“What’s in a Name?, Musical America, June 21, 2011.

“French New Music Group Makes US Debut, Musical America, June 14, 2011.

“At Vox, Separating the Wheat from the ____,” Musical America, May 20, 2011.

“Reich Concert Celebrates an Icon,” Musical America, May 5, 2011.

“Too Much of a Good Thing?,” Musical America, April 24, 2011.

“Putting a Face on the New,” Musical America, April 18, 2011.

“The Real Sopranos are at NY City Opera,” Musical America, March 30, 2011.

“Mario Davidovsky’s Birthday Concert,” Musical America, March 11, 3011.

“Another Party for Alice Tully’s Nearly New Hall, Musical America, March 1, 2011.

“Finding Room to Tune in the New,” Musical America, February 22, 2011.

“Lutoslawski – Tomorrow’s Old Guard,” Musical America, February 1, 2011.

“Indie Classical Gets Ecstatic,” Musical America, January 24, 2011.

“Making Contact with Contact!,” Musical America, December 21, 2010.

“Boulez’s Birthday Finale (He Hopes),” Musical America, December 13, 2010.

“Andrew Ford,” feature article, Signal to Noise 62, Summer 2011.

“Ryuichi Sakamoto: After Noise,” feature article, Signal to Noise 60, Winter 2010.

“Gamelan Takes Center Stage,” Musical America, October 20, 2010.

“Hannah Lash: Beauty and the Beast meets Dracula,” Musical America, September 29, 2010.

“Composer Portrait: Eye of the Storm,” Musical America, April 7, 2010.

“Kronos Moves in to Carnegie Hall,” Musical America, March 18, 2010.

“Orpheus Premieres Final New Brandenburg,” Musical America, February 11, 2010.

“Arditti Quartet Rises to the Occasion,” Musical America, December 8, 2009.

“Finding the Beauty in Ralph Shapey’s Music,” Musical America, December 1, 2009.

“Review: Elliott Carter: A Centennial Portrait in Letters and Documents; Edgard Varése: Composer,

Sound Sculptor, Visionary,” Signal to Noise 55, 2009.

“Capacity Crowds for Contemporary Piano Fest,” Musical America, May 25, 2009.

“Modernism Dream Team comes to New York,” Musical America, May 14, 2009.

“Trio Solisti, Café Style, Musical America, May 1, 2009.

“Celebrating Poul Ruders at Sixty,” Musical America, April 1, 2009.

“Review: Elliott Carter’s What Next?,” Signal to Noise 49, 2008.

“Review: Moondog, the Authorized Biography,” Signal to Noise 49, 2008.

“Interview: Hayes Biggs,” Signal to Noise 48, 2007.

“Review: The Rest is Noise,” Signal to Noise 48, 2007.

“Two to Tango – Dino Saluzzi and Anja Lechner,” Signal to Noise, 46, 2007.

“He Cares if You Listen: Milton Babbitt at 90,” Signal to Noise 45, 2007.

“Fountain of Youth: Elliott Carter,” Signal to Noise 41, 2006 (cover story).

“Interview: Christopher O’Riley,” Signal to Noise 39, 2005.

“Interview: David Rakowski,” Signal to Noise 38, 2005.

Numerous online articles & reviews (Sequenza 21, Pop Matters, All About Jazz, etc.), 2001-present.

 

Editorship

Sequenza21.com: Editor, 2015-present; Managing Editor, 2011-2014; Senior Editor, 2010-2011;

Contributing Editor, 2006-2009.

 

Discography

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, Wendy Richman, Vox/Viola,

Tundra Records/New Focus, 2019, forthcoming.

For Milton, Righteous Girls, Gathering Blue, New Focus Records/Panoramic, PAN 03, 2015.

For Milton, John McMurtery and Ashlee Mack, Milton Babbitt: A Composers’ Memorial,

PNM/OS CD3, 2012.

 

Compositions

A Lady – soprano and quarter-tone trumpet (2018). Poem by Amy Lowell.

Postludium – organ (2018).

Offertorium – organ (2017).

Fantasy on Rondeau Carol – organ (2017).

Prelude on “Add One More Seat to the Table” – organ (2017).

Golgotha – organ (2017).

Chorale Prelude and Fugue on “Let the Water Rain Down” – organ (2017).

Three Ross Gay Settings Ode to drinking water from my hands, Wedding Poem, and Ode to the flute

– for soprano and piano (2016). Poetry by Ross Gay. Premiered by soprano Sara Noble and pianist Nadia Shpachenko at New Music Gathering 2017, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2017.

Let the Water Rain Down – Hymn setting, words by Kay Mitchell (2016). Premiered by the choir of

Christ Congregation, JoAnne Hargrove, Director, Princeton, NJ, 2017

Solo 2 – for solo piano (2016). Premiered by Ian Good at All Saints Church, Princeton, NJ, 2016.

Tennessee Topiary – for solo violin (2016).

Quintet 2 – for oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2015). 12/24 EDO tunings.

Premiered by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble at Tulane University’s

Niente Forte Festival, 2016.

Add One More Seat to the Table – hymn setting, words by Kay Mitchell, 2015.

Premiered at Christ Congregation, directed by Christian Carey, 2015.

Lullaby – for piano (2015). Premiered by Tom Cunningham at All Saints Church, Princeton, NJ, 2016

Anniversary – for piano (2015). Premiered by Ian Good at All Saints Church, Princeton, NJ, 2016.

Reunion – for piano (2015). Premiered by Tom Cunningham at All Saints Church, Princeton, NJ, 2016.

Psalm 103 – for SA or TB choir (2015). Premiered at Memorial Church at Harvard University by the

Harvard Choral Fellows, directed by Carson Cooman, 2015.

Duo – for oboe and clarinet (2014).

Mass for Men’s Voices – for TTB choir (2014). Commissioned by Grace Church in Newark.

Premiered by St. Dunstan’s Choir, November 16, 2014.

Three and a Half Little Carol Settings – for organ (2013).

Premiered by Joseph Arndt at Grace Church in Newark, 2013.

Bouquet – for viola and piano (2013).

Boolean Operators – for piano (2013). Premiered by Carl Patrick Bolleia at William Paterson University,

2014.

Chanson Variations – for organ (2013). Commissioned by Carson Cooman.

Premiered at King’s Chapel, Boston, MA, 2014.

Je Suis Aimé de la Plus Belle – for voice and piano or voice and drone (2013). Text by Clement Marot.

Premiered by Sara Noble at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Princeton Junction, NJ, 2013.

Solo for Piano – (2013). Commissioned by Erika Dohi. Premiered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,

Princeton Junction, NJ, 2013 .

From “Blue Symphony” – Soprano and piano (2013). Text by John Gould Fletcher.

Premiered by Sara Noble and Adam Marks at Montclair Art Museum, NJ, 2013.

Ballet of the Soul – SATB Choir (2013). Text by Stephen John Kalinich.

Premiered by Haddonfield Madrigal Singers at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 2013.

Psalm 100 – Jubilate Deo – SATB choir (2013). Commissioned by Manhattan Choral Ensemble.

Premiered at Church of the Holy Trinity, NYC, 2013.

Fantasies for Cello and Guitar – (2012). Premiered by Jay Campbell and Mak Grgic at the

Eagle Rock Music Festival, Eagle Rock, CA, 2012.

Seven Magnificat Antiphons – SSATB choir (2012-2015). Commissioned by Grace Church in Newark.

O Oriens – Premiered at Grace Church in Newark, Newark, NJ, 2012.

O Rex Gentium – Premiered at Grace Church in Newark, Newark, NJ, 2013.

Complete cycle of Antiphons premiered by Wesley Choir, Gareth Bond, director, Wesley

United Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia, 2015.

Gilgamesh Suite – for flute, harp, prepared piano, and string quartet (2012). Commissioned and premiered by Locrian Chamber Players at Riverside Church, NYC, 2012.

Fiery Sunset – for solo piano (2012). Commissioned by New Jersey Arts Collective.

Premiered by Carl Patrick Bolleia at Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, 2012.

Gloss on Guston – for solo piano (2012). Commissioned by New Jersey Arts Collective.

Premiered by Carl Patrick Bolleia at Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, 2012.

Ascendit Deus –for SSATB choir (2012). Commissioned by Grace Church in Newark for 175th Anniversary.

Premiered 2012.

“My Kiss is a Journey …” for SATB or ATBB choir (2011). Text by Stephen John Kalinich.

Premiered by C4 at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 2013.

“Prayer” – for male vocalist, bass clarinet, muted trumpet, and muted trombone (2011). In 72 EDO tuning.

Commissioned by loadbang. Premiered at Greenwich House, NYC, 2011.

Spiritual Variations III – for pipe organ (2011). Commissioned by Joseph Arndt for the

Grace Church in Newark recital series. Premiered by Joe Arndt at Grace Church in Newark,

Newark, NJ, 2011.

For Milton – for flute and piano (2011). Commissioned by Perspectives of New Music/Open

Space Magazine for John McMurtery and Ashlee Mack to record on a CD accompanying their Milton Babbitt Memorial Issue (2012).

Premiered by Jayn Rosenfeld and Stephen Gosling, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC, 2013.

Asian premiere by Gina Izzo and Erika Dohi at Horie-Arte, Osaka, Japan, 2016.

Wiley Overture – for string quartet, piano, and drums (using brushes) (2011). Written for the

American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). Premiered at Joe’s Pub, NYC, 2011.

Spiritual Variations II – for pipe organ (2011). Commissioned by Joseph Arndt for the

Grace Church in Newark recital series. Premiered May 2011 at Grace Church, Newark, NJ.

The Gilgamesh Variations – for voices, prepared piano, percussion, and electronics.

Incidental music for theatrical production (2011).

Produced at Bushwick Starr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 2011.

Fuller Brush Work – for solo drum set featuring brushes (2010).

Commissioned by Peter Jarvis and Calabrese Brothers Music.

Published by Calabrese Brothers Music, 2011 (ASCAP).

Premiered by Peter Jarvis at Connecticut College, 2012.

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven – for alto and viola (2010). Version for alto and piano (2014).

Text by W.B. Yeats. Commissioned by Wendy Richman.

Premiered by Richman at Bushwick Starr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 2011.

Duo – for alto saxophone and piano (2010). Premiered by Stephanie Cupo and Joey Latka at

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2010.

Lullaby Vocalise – for soprano and piano (2010). Commissioned by Nia Rhein. Premiered at

Westminster Choir College by Nia Rhein and Rebecca Leshures, 2010.

Swedenborg Variations (after Inness) – for violin and piano (2010).

Performed by New Music Ensemble at Connecticut College, New London, CT, 2010.

Three Kenyon Songs – for singing cellist (2007-9). Version for voice and piano (2014).

Texts by Jane Kenyon. Commissioned by Jody Redhage.

Premiered by Jody Redhage at Serial Underground Series, Cornelia Street Café, NYC, 2008.

Locrian Flourish – for flute (2008). Commissioned by the Locrian Chamber Players.

Premiered by Diva Goodfriend-Koven at Riverside Church, NY, 2009.

Spiritual Variations – for organ (2008). Commissioned by Joseph Arndt.

            Premiered by Joseph Arndt at Grace Church in Newark, Newark, NJ, 2009.

Kingsfold Amazing Grace – for solo quartet (SATB), mixed voices and organ (2008).

Premiered at Fall Convocation 2008 at Westminster Choir College, conducted by Joe Miller, 2008.

Innesscapes – for clarinet, viola, and piano (2008). Commissioned by Montclair Art Museum.

            Premiered by the Halcyon Trio at Montclair Art Museum, NJ, 2008.

European premiere by Chiasmus Ensemble at Burgess Center, Manchester, England, 2012.

Silver Lion Flourish – for flute (2007).

Performed by John McMurtery at Denver University, 2008.

Processional and Recessional – for woodwind quintet (2007).

Premiered by Ionisation at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, 2007.

Butterfly Flourish – for flute (2007).

Premiered by Diva Goodfriend-Koven at a concert given by the Locrian Chamber Players at

Bagatelles – for piano (2006), for alto flute (2005), and for alto flute and piano (2004).

Premiered by Dal Suono Sommerso at Aula Magna della Facoltà Valdese di Teologia in Rome, Italy, 2008.

Mourning Madrid – for orchestra and locomotive (2004).

Winner of the 2004 Music Festival of the Hamptons Composition Competition.

Commissioned by the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. Premiered at the 2004 Music Festival of the Hamptons, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra and LIRR locomotive, conducted by Michael Guttman, Bridgehampton, NY, 2004.

Blastah! – for bass clarinet (2000/2003).

Premiered by David Dunn at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2000.

It is a long trip we are the only riders … – for trombone and piano (2002).

Cello Fantasy II- for solo cello (2001).

Premiered by Rachel Turner at Rutgers University, 2001

Trio II – for flute, clarinet, and marimba (2001).

Premiered by Helix, Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, NJ, 2001.

Trio I – for flute, cello, and vibraphone (2000).

Premiered by Helix, Nicholas Music Center, 2000.

Marimba – for solo marimba (2000).

Premiered by Helix, Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, NJ, 2000.

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes – for solo trombone (2000).

Premiered by Bridget MacDonald at Rutgers University, 2000.

Postcard – for Pierrot plus percussion ensemble (2000).

Premiered by Helix at Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, NJ, 2000.

String Quartet – (1999).

Premiered by the Cassatt String Quartet, June in Buffalo, NY, 1999.

Sextet – for Pierrot plus percussion ensemble (1999).

Premiered by Helix at Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, NJ, 1999

Quintet – flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, and cello (1998).

Premiered by New York New Music Ensemble, conducted by Harvey Sollberger,

June in Buffalo, NY, 1998

 

Performing experience

As a vocalist, performs repertoire ranging from Medieval to contemporary music.

As a choral conductor, organist, and pianist, has led music programs and directed adult and youth choirs in various liturgical settings for over 25 years.

Lectures, conference presentations

Preconcert panel, Pictures 2015 Concert at Montclair Art Museum, 2015.

Preconcert lectures, American Art Song Festival, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, 2014.

Preconcert panel, Pictures 2013 Concert at Montclair Art Museum, 2013.

Master Class moderator and Preconcert Talk with featured composer Hanspeter Kyburz, Festival given by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Goethe-Institut Boston, 2012.

Preconcert panel, Pictures 2012 Concert at Montclair Art Museum, 2012.

Panel discussion, “Milton Babbitt: A Composers’ Memorial,” Wright State University, Dayton, 2012.

Conference Presentation: “Theorizing Sound in the Cloud,” Music Theory Society of the Middle Atlantic Annual Conference. University of Delaware, 2012.

Composer talk: SUNY-Fredonia, 2011.

Conference Presentation: “Shapey’s Worksheet: Applications in Composition and Theory Pedagogy,” Music Theory Society of the Middle Atlantic Annual Conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2011.

Conference Presentation: “Ralph Shapey’s Worksheet as Compositional Space,” Music Theory Society of the Middle Atlantic Annual Conference, Penn State University, 2010.

Composer-performer talk: Rutgers University, 2010.

Composer forum: Manhattan School of Music, 2009.

Conference presentation: “Dialogues: Conflict and Colloquy in Carter’s late Concerti,” Illuminations and Reflections (Carter/Messiaen conference), San Francisco State University, 2009.

Conference presentation: “Dialogues: Dramatic Narrative in Elliott Carter’s late Concerti,” Colloque International: “Hommage á Elliott Carter,” IRCAM, Paris, December 2008.

Preconcert lecture with art historian Adrienne Baxter-Bell at Pictures 2008 Concert at

the Montclair Art Museum, 2008.

Composer Forum with the Halcyon Trio, Westminster Choir College, 2008.

Post-concert lecture at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, 2007.

Pre-concert lecture at Two River Theater Company, Red Bank, NJ, 2006.

Pre-concert lecture on Morton Feldman’s Words and Music as part of

Two River Theatre Company’s celebration of the Samuel Beckett Centennial, 2006.

“New Perspectives on Music Scholarship,” Session Chair, Annual Meeting,

Music Theory Society of the Middle Atlantic, Westminster Choir College, 2006.

Pre-concert panel discussions with composer Melinda Wagner, Ionisation New Music

Ensemble concerts at Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, NJ and at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ, 2005.

Post-concert roundtable discussion, Hindemithon at William Paterson University, 2003.

“Stravinsky: A Soldier’s Tale,” Post-concert lecture given at NJ Arts Collective concert, 2002.

 

College Teaching Experience

Westminster Choir College and School of Fine and Performing Arts, Rider University –

            Associate Professor, Department of Music Composition, History, & Theory: 2014-present;

Assistant Professor, 2007-2013; Adjunct Assistant Professor: 2004 – 2006.

Courses Taught:

Composition lessons to undergraduate and graduate composition majors

Musicianship: (integrates theory, ear-training, & keyboard harmony), undergraduate & graduate.

Composition class and individual composition instruction (undergraduate and graduate)

Theory electives (undergraduate and graduate) include species counterpoint, baroque counterpoint and fugue, American art songs, British art songs, Britten’s songs and canticles, Analysis through composition, songwriting, choral and instrumental arranging, orchestration, Contemporary trends, and Analysis of post-tonal music

Music history electives: Innovators in American Music, Music Since 1900, Impressionism, and Minimalism

Choral literature to graduate conducting students

Supervised senior projects in composition and theory and independent studies in music theory, musicology, and music theory pedagogy.

 

Manhattan School of Music – Instructor of Music Theory (full-time) and Coordinator of Aural Skills Program: 2006-2007.

Courses taught:

Freshman and Sophomore Theory

Graduate Theory

Aural skills, all levels

 

College of Staten Island, CUNY – Assistant Professor of Music – Replacement position 2003 -2004.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate music theory courses in rudiments , harmony, counterpoint, instrumentation and scoring, and ear-training.

 

William Paterson University – Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition:
Replacement position: 2002 – 2003. Adjunct Professor: 2001.

Courses Taught:

Composition lessons to undergraduate majors, undergraduate music theory and aural skills, counterpoint.

 

 

Seton Hall University – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music History: 2000-2001.

Musicology courses: Music of America and Music & Civilization

 

Rutgers University – Doctoral Fellow, Department Assistant in Music: 1997-2001.

Introduction to music theory.

 

Boston University – Teaching Fellowship: 1996-97.

Freshman ear-training and sight-singing

 

 

Scholarships, Honors, and Awards

Research Leave, Rider University, Spring 2017.

Summer Development Fellowship, Rider University, 2016.

Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University, 2014.

National Endowment for the Arts Grant – for Merkin Concert Hall Study Guide, 2008.

Winner of the Music Festival of the Hamptons Composition Competition, 2004.

Fellowship – June in Buffalo, 1998 and 1999.

Pi Kappa Lambda – inducted in 1997.

ASCAP Plus Awards, multiple years.

 

Service

Rider University and Westminster Choir College

Westminster Choir College Baccalaureate Honors Program Director, 2013-2018.

University Baccalaureate Honors Program Advisory Committee, 2013-2018.

Westminster College of the Arts, Dean Search Committee, 2014-2015.

Rider University AAUP Executive Committee, At Large Member, 2013-2014.

Rider University Affirmative Action Committee, 2012-2014.

WCC Graduate Committee, 2013-2015.

WCC Italian/German Language Faculty Search, 2013.

WCC Bachelor of Arts in Music Subcommittee, 2012- 2013.

Oral examination committees for graduate students in all music degree programs.

WCC Ecomusicology Conference, Program Committee, 2014.

Co-organized 2011 and 2013 Westminster Music Research Celebration,

Convener of department forum (2010-2011), organized forums for visiting artists.

 

Manhattan School of Music – Supervised faculty and doctoral teaching assistants in aural skills,

organized curriculum, created and administered juries, entrance and qualifying exams in aural skills. Theory department’s representative for Middle States accreditation evaluation.

 

College of Staten Island – Organized master classes for visiting composer and performers,

teacher evaluation reports, compiled report on transfer courses within CUNY system.

 

Outside service

Music Theory Society of the Middle Atlantic, Chair, program committee, 2016 conference; Member, program committee, 2015 conference.

Outside reviewer – Cengage and Bloomsbury, 2016-present.

Outside peer reviewer, Elliott Carter Studies Online, 2015.

League of Composers/ISCM – Member of Board of Directors & program note annotator, 2013-present.

East Coast Contemporary Ensemble – Member of Artistic Advisory Board, 2013-present.

Judge of League of Composers Composition Competition, 2013 and 2014.

Outside peer reviewer, Intégral, 2011.

Organizer, Judge, and Curator, Sequenza 21/MNMP 2011 Call for Scores & Concert, 2011.

Juror (with Steve Reich) of Indaba Music’s 2×5 Steve Reich Remix Contest, 2010.

Judge, MTNA Composition Competition (NJ and Eastern Division), 2009-‘14.

Judge of Soli Deo Gloria composition competition, 2007.

New Jersey Arts Collective – Nonprofit arts organization Served on Board of Directors, 2006-present. Judged NJAC’s composition competitions for New Jersey high school and college students in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2013. http://www.njartscollective.org

 

Professional Affiliations

Society for Music Theory

Music Theory Society of the Middle Atlantic

League of Composers/ISCM (Board of Directors)

ASCAP