I’m thrilled to announce that I completed my doctorate this past spring semester and have accepted a one-year teaching position at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where I will be taking over Dr. Michael Pounds’ teaching load while he is on sabbatical. The details of the appointment are still being finalized, but I expect to contribute to the Music Media Production area and teach topics relating to music technology, computer music, and composition.
My dissertation composition, Singularity, a fifteen-minute work for wind ensemble and live electronics, was the sole recipient of the 2014 James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Wind Band Composers, issued by the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association. The completed work is now in the hands of the twelve member schools (Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Louisville, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Miami, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University). The grant offers up to twelve performances of the work. I expect performances to be scheduled for the upcoming fall semester, should the ensembles decide to program the piece.
My recent electroacoustic work, Fractus V for percussion and live electronics, has been accepted to two fall conferences: Root Signals Electronic Music Festival on September 10-12, and the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) two weeks later. The commissioning performer, Adam Groh, will perform the piece at ICMC, and featured guest artist Tony Steve will perform the piece at Root Signals.