CUA Composition Events, Fall 2020
Due to the ongoing pandemic, most of our in-person events have been canceled for fall 2020. We hope to be back live for spring 2021. That said, our composers are still meeting as a group every week for virtual composition seminar via Zoom, where our topic this term is Music in Crisis. Any composer applying to our programs is encouraged to join us for one of these meetings: please be in touch with Dr. Gorbos to schedule a visit (email@example.com).
We are also working on a group composition project (Plague Songs), which will be presented in a live concert event this coming spring if possible, or virtually via recordings made this fall and spring.
CUA Composition Events, Spring 2020
February 12th, 2020. 8pm. Ward Recital Hall. Composition Area Concert, featuring new works by faculty and student composers in our programs.
February 20th, 2020. 7:30pm. Canadian Embassy. New work by faculty composer Robert A. Baker, featuring the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra.
February 21st, 2020. 6:00pm. Kennedy Center Millenium Stage. New work by faculty composer Robert A. Baker, featuring the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra.
April 15th, 2020. 8pm. Ward Recital Hall. Composition Area guest ensemble: Quattri.
April 26th, 2020. 3pm. Caldwell Auditorium. Premiere of a new work by BM Composition student Evan Brende with the CUA Wind Ensemble.
CUA Composition Events, Fall 2019
September 4th, 2019. 6:30pm - 8:30pm, John Paul Hall. Student meet-and-greet with other arts students. Screening of Koyanisqatti.
September 14th/15th, 2019. Ward Hall. The Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art hosts the District New Music Coaltion's 2019 New Music DC conference. More info here.
November 12th, 2019. 7:30pm, St Vincent's Chapel. Degree Recital, MM Concert Music, Benjamin Yuly.
November 14 - 17, 2019. 7:30pm and 2:00pm. Hartke Theatre. MM Stage Music student Maddie Booth featured as composer for the main stage production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle. More info here.
December 6, 2019. 7:99pm. Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Premiere of MM Concert Music student Tobias Russell's Nobiscum Deus by the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
CUA Composition Events, Spring 2019
February 7th, 2019. 12:40pm, Ward 139. Guest composer Ashi Day presents on her music.
February 29th, 2019. 12:40pm, Ward 139. Guest composer Jimmy Lopez presents on his music.
March 7th, 2019. 12:40pm, Ward 139. Guest speaker Joy-Leilani Garbutt gives a presentation on her research and work as co-founder of the Boulanger Initiative.
March 18th and 20th, 2019. 11:10am, John Paul Hall. Chamber Choir Readings. Student readings with the CUA Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Timothy McDonnell and Sacred Music graduate students.
April 24th, 2019. 5:00pm, St. Vincent's Chapel on the CUA campus. Repertory Chorus Concert. New pieces for chorus by CUA composition students, led by CUA conducting students.
April 24th, 2019. 7:15 - 9:00pm, John Paul Hall. Brass Ensemble Readings. Student readings with the CUA Brass Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jeff Cortazzo.
April 25th, 2019. 12:40pm, Ward 139. Guest composer Joao Ripper presents on his music.
April 25th, 26th, 27th at 7:30pm, April 27 and 28th at 2pm. Hartke Theatre. Sophocles' Antigone, with original music by faculty composer Andrew Simpson; music direction by MM student Madeleine Booth. More info and tickets here.
April 27th, 2019. 3:30pm, Ward Recital Hall. Degree Recital, BM Composition Rebecca Nisco.
May 5th, 2019. 3:00pm, Caldwell Auditorium. Wind Ensemble Concert. World premiere by student composer-in-residence Tobias Russell (MM).
CUA Composition Events, Fall 2018
November 29th, 2018. 12:40pm, Ward Hall Room 139. Guest composer Douglas Boyce at the CUA composition seminar.
December 7th, 2018. 7:30pm, Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. World premiere of MM composition student Ben Yuly's choral/orchestral work In Dulci Jubilo, as part of the annual Christmas Concert for Charity.
December 10, 2018. 7:30pm, Ward Recital Hall. Composition Area Recital. New works by CUA student and faculty composers.
CUA Composition Events, Spring 2018
|Feb 21||12:40 PM||Guest Composer Masterclass: George Walker||Ward 139|
|Feb 21||7:30 PM||Guest Composer Lecture and Concert: George Walker||St. Vincent Chapel|
|Feb 28||8:00 PM||Composition Academic Area Recital: works by CUA student and faculty composers||Ward Recital Hall|
|April 9||7:00 PM||Undergraduate Degree Recital: Gabriel Jaar||Ward Recital Hall|
|April 13||1:00 PM||Concert Spirituel, featuring the premiere of "Salve Regina" by MM composition student Ben July||St Vincent's Chapel|
|April 22||3:30 PM||CUA Wind Ensemble concert: premiere of a new work by student composer-in-residence Ben Yuly. Richard Roberts, conductor||Caldwell Auditorium|
|April 23||7:30 PM||Third Millennium Ensemble||Ward Recital Hall|
|April 25||7:30 PM||CUA Brass ensemble concert: premiere of a new work by Undergraduate student Evan Brende||Ward Recital Hall|
CUA Composition Events, Fall 2017
|Oct 23||7:30 PM||Guest performance by Newprism Ensemble featuring solo and chamber works by Boulez, Ran, Widmann, Kirkland Snider, Baker, and Read Thomas. Directed by CUA faculty member, R. A. Baker.
Visit newprismensemble.com for more information.
|Ward Recital Hall|
|Nov 8||12:40 PM||Guest Lecture: Sarah Robinson, author of " Clubbing for Classical Musicians" and founder of LA's Helix Collective and Co-director of LA's chapter of Classical Revolution, on event production and outreach.||Ward 139|
|Dec 1||7:30 PM||Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the premiere of "Hush" by DMA Composition major Valencio Jackson||Basilica|
|Dec 6||8:00 PM||Joint Composition/Piano Academic Area concert: Schumann's Kinderszenen and new group composition, Scenes from CUA||Ward Recital Hall|
|Dec 11||11:10 AM - 12:15 PM||Choral readings of student pieces by the CUA Chamber Choir, conducted by Dr. Timothy McDonnell and CUA conducting students||JPH|
|Dec 11||4:10-7:00 PM||CUA Symphony Orchestra readings of student compositions, led by students of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione||JPH|
CUA Composition Events, Fall 2015
|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 Academic Area activities and presentations by currents faculty and students||Ward|
|Dec||7:30 PM||Composition Academic Area Recital||Ward|
CUA Composition Events, Spring 2015
|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 Academic Area Spring recital||Ward Recital Hall|
|Apr 23||5:00 PM||String Orchestra Student Composition Reading Session||John Paul Rehearsal Hall|
CUA Composition Events, Fall 2014
|Nov14||7:00 PM||Composition Academic Area 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 2014
|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 Academic Area Spring Recital||Ward Recital Hall|
|Apr 29||TBA||String Orchestra Student Composition Reading Session||John Paul Rehearsal Hall|
CUA Composition Events, Fall 2013
|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 Academic Area 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|