TOM PRESCOTT

 

Tom Prescott is an electroacoustic composer, researcher and software developer. He studied computer science and music technology at Keele University. He then went on to an MRes in music which investigated the application of interactive genetic algorithms to the control of granular synthesis and spatialisation techniques. This was followed by a Ph.D funded by the Keele Research Institute for the Humanities which involved the development of compositions and software that investigate a range of approaches to the application of interactive genetic algorithms to sound design, composition and performance. His compositions are inspired by nature and focus on explorations of the formation of planets and the evolution of life on Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COREY FANT

 

Corey Fant (b. 1989) is an American composer, producer, recording engineer, and performer, who has studied at the University of Alabama and Belmont University. Fant is currently studying composition at the University of Alabama under Dr. Amir Zaheri, and he has also studied with Dr. C. P. First. Compositionally, Fant is engaged in a numerous collaborations with his colleagues ranging from acoustic to electroacoustic works for a large variety of ensembles.

 

His most recent work, being a collaboration with Yonder Dance company leading to an international premier of his piece Vox Ballet at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Outside of his compositional work, Fant has a focus on the recording, production, distribution, and publication of new music in multiple genres. Fant has started his own recording and publishing company HDA Publishing and Records and has recorded multiple works of his colleagues, performers, and his own. Additionally, he has been involved with the performance of new music working directly with the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble as a performer and as the Student Assistant Director. Fant can be reached at williamcoreyfant@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOSHUA TOMLINSON

 

Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Joshua Tomlinson is a composer, sound artist and teacher specializing in electroacoustic music and technology. His background is in rock music with subsequent classical training in voice and guitar, and his compositions incorporate a range of musical styles, instrumentation and media. Joshua serves on the steering committee of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and he has participated as a composer and audio technician at NYCEMF since 2012. His compositions have also been performed at the PARMA, NSEME, SEAMUS, and EMM music festivals.

 

Recently he was commissioned to compose a ballet titled Sand, which premiered at the 2018 Puterbaugh Festival. It was based on the short story of the same name by German author Jenny Erpenbeck and produced in collaboration with choreographer Boyko Dossev. Joshua is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, and is currently completing his D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Oklahoma. His primary instructor is Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis. When he isn’t composing or teaching music he enjoys surfing, diving, and traveling with his wife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOU BUNK

 

Lou Bunk (b. 1972) is an American musician inspired by many forms of experimental artistic expression. Educated in classical composition, and deeply influenced by the noise and improv. scene in and around Boston and New York, Lou’s music occupies a space between and among concert halls and fringe performance spaces. His sonically rich and intricate music investigates sound and silence through extended instrumental techniques, microtones, amplified found objects, electronics, and generative approaches to texture and form.

 

In his home town Somerville Massachusetts, Lou produces the concert series Opensound, and has chaired the Somerville Arts Council. He co-directs Collide-O-Scope Music, a New York City based new music ensemble, and is Associate Professor of Music at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire where he teaches electronic music and composition. Lou received A PhD in Music Composition and Theory from Brandeis University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULIUS BUCSIS

 

Julius Bucsis is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and music technologist. Since beginning serious efforts with composition in 2011, his works have been included in over one hundred juried events worldwide. He creates compositions for fixed media, acoustic instruments with electronics, acoustic instruments without electronics, and for electric guitar with computer processing. He has performed his compositions for electric guitar with computer processing nationally and internationally. His compositions have been included on CDs released by Ravello Records, Ablaze, Electro-Music, RMN Classical, and Soundiff.

 

 His artistic interests include using computer technology in music composition and performance, developing musical forms that incorporate improvisation, designing interactive installations, integrating video with audio, and composing music for traditional orchestral instruments. He has an associate’s degree in music, a bachelor’s degree in music composition, a master’s certificate in music production and technology, and a master’s degree in computer music composition. He is currently pursuing a doctor of arts in music degree at Ball State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JENNIFER BERNARD MERKOWITZ

 

Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz (b. 1981) is a composer, pianist, and violist whose diverse inspirations have included liturgical chant, basketball games, the growth patterns of plants, and frog calls. Her music has been performed in national and international venues such as the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, the National Flute Association Convention, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Recent commissions include And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon for percussionist Joseph Van Hassel, which has been released on Soundset Recordings; Brothers and Sisters for Otterbein University’s Concert Choir; and The Best of Both Worlds for the Ohio Music Teachers Association.

 

Jenny is Associate Professor of Music at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where she has taught composition, theory, and electronic music since 2008. She received her MM and DMA in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and she holds a BA in Music and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Richmond. A native of the Niagara Falls, NY area, she has also served on the music faculty at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of BMI, SCI, SEAMUS, CMS, and Women in Music-Columbus. She lives in Westerville with her husband, David, and two sons, Isaac and Dominic.

 

https://jbmcomposer.com      https://www.facebook.com/jbmcomposer      https://soundcloud.com/jennymerkowitz

J

 

JOSHUA HARRIS

 

Joshua Harris holds degrees in music composition from Appalachian State University, Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He began his career teaching high school band and choir before turning to composition full time. He is currently on the music faculty at Sweet Briar Collegein central Virginia. Previously he taught at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (2012-13), the University of North Texas (2009-2012), and Brigham Young University (2006-08)

.

Harris primarily composes music for a variety of chamber groups of both instruments and voices, often incorporating live computer interactivity. His work is grounded in a fascination with visual art, textures, sound spectra, non-linear narratives, and extreme temporal manipulations. It often deals with stasis and obsesses over fleeting, ephemeral moments. Harris’s compositional processes have also been heavily influenced by studio techniques of electroacoustic composers.

 

He has been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition (The Wanderer), The Nova Ensemble at UNT (OCT 21 2015), Akropolis Reed Quintet (Geryoneïs), Virginia Wesleyan University, and many individual performers. He also composed the score for the 2017 film King Rat. His concert work has been performed throughout the United States and South Korea. When he is not composing he enjoys writing about art and music, traveling with his wife and two daughters, and thinking about the formal structure of sitcoms.

 

 

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TOM PRESCOTT

 

Tom Prescott is an electroacoustic composer, researcher and software developer. He studied computer science and music technology at Keele University. He then went on to an MRes in music which investigated the application of interactive genetic algorithms to the control of granular synthesis and spatialisation techniques. This was followed by a Ph.D funded by the Keele Research Institute for the Humanities which involved the development of compositions and software that investigate a range of approaches to the application of interactive genetic algorithms to sound design, composition and performance. His compositions are inspired by nature and focus on explorations of the formation of planets and the evolution of life on Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COREY FANT

 

Corey Fant (b. 1989) is an American composer, producer, recording engineer, and performer, who has studied at the University of Alabama and Belmont University. Fant is currently studying composition at the University of Alabama under Dr. Amir Zaheri, and he has also studied with Dr. C. P. First. Compositionally, Fant is engaged in a numerous collaborations with his colleagues ranging from acoustic to electroacoustic works for a large variety of ensembles.

 

His most recent work, being a collaboration with Yonder Dance company leading to an international premier of his piece Vox Ballet at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Outside of his compositional work, Fant has a focus on the recording, production, distribution, and publication of new music in multiple genres. Fant has started his own recording and publishing company HDA Publishing and Records and has recorded multiple works of his colleagues, performers, and his own. Additionally, he has been involved with the performance of new music working directly with the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble as a performer and as the Student Assistant Director. Fant can be reached at williamcoreyfant@gmail.com

 

 

JOSHUA TOMLINSON

 

Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Joshua Tomlinson is a composer, sound artist and teacher specializing in electroacoustic music and technology. His background is in rock music with subsequent classical training in voice and guitar, and his compositions incorporate a range of musical styles, instrumentation and media. Joshua serves on the steering committee of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and he has participated as a composer and audio technician at NYCEMF since 2012. His compositions have also been performed at the PARMA, NSEME, SEAMUS, and EMM music festivals.

 

Recently he was commissioned to compose a ballet titled Sand, which premiered at the 2018 Puterbaugh Festival. It was based on the short story of the same name by German author Jenny Erpenbeck and produced in collaboration with choreographer Boyko Dossev. Joshua is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, and is currently completing his D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Oklahoma. His primary instructor is Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis. When he isn’t composing or teaching music he enjoys surfing, diving, and traveling with his wife.

 

 

LOU BUNK

 

Lou Bunk (b. 1972) is an American musician inspired by many forms of experimental artistic expression. Educated in classical composition, and deeply influenced by the noise and improv. scene in and around Boston and New York, Lou’s music occupies a space between and among concert halls and fringe performance spaces. His sonically rich and intricate music investigates sound and silence through extended instrumental techniques, microtones, amplified found objects, electronics, and generative approaches to texture and form.

 

In his home town Somerville Massachusetts, Lou produces the concert series Opensound, and has chaired the Somerville Arts Council. He co-directs Collide-O-Scope Music, a New York City based new music ensemble, and is Associate Professor of Music at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire where he teaches electronic music and composition. Lou received A PhD in Music Composition and Theory from Brandeis University.

 

 

 

JULIUS BUCSIS

 

Julius Bucsis is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and music technologist. Since beginning serious efforts with composition in 2011, his works have been included in over one hundred juried events worldwide. He creates compositions for fixed media, acoustic instruments with electronics, acoustic instruments without electronics, and for electric guitar with computer processing. He has performed his compositions for electric guitar with computer processing nationally and internationally. His compositions have been included on CDs released by Ravello Records, Ablaze, Electro-Music, RMN Classical, and Soundiff.

 

 His artistic interests include using computer technology in music composition and performance, developing musical forms that incorporate improvisation, designing interactive installations, integrating video with audio, and composing music for traditional orchestral instruments. He has an associate’s degree in music, a bachelor’s degree in music composition, a master’s certificate in music production and technology, and a master’s degree in computer music composition. He is currently pursuing a doctor of arts in music degree at Ball State University.

 

 

JENNIFER BERNARD MERKOWITZ

 

Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz (b. 1981) is a composer, pianist, and violist whose diverse inspirations have included liturgical chant, basketball games, the growth patterns of plants, and frog calls. Her music has been performed in national and international venues such as the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, the National Flute Association Convention, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Recent commissions include And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon for percussionist Joseph Van Hassel, which has been released on Soundset Recordings; Brothers and Sisters for Otterbein University’s Concert Choir; and The Best of Both Worlds for the Ohio Music Teachers Association.

 

Jenny is Associate Professor of Music at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where she has taught composition, theory, and electronic music since 2008. She received her MM and DMA in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and she holds a BA in Music and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Richmond. A native of the Niagara Falls, NY area, she has also served on the music faculty at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of BMI, SCI, SEAMUS, CMS, and Women in Music-Columbus. She lives in Westerville with her husband, David, and two sons, Isaac and Dominic.  https://jbmcomposer.com      https://www.facebook.com/jbmcomposer      https://soundcloud.com/jennymerkowitz

J

 

JOSHUA HARRIS

 

Joshua Harris holds degrees in music composition from Appalachian State University, Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He began his career teaching high school band and choir before turning to composition full time. He is currently on the music faculty at Sweet Briar Collegein central Virginia. Previously he taught at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (2012-13), the University of North Texas (2009-2012), and Brigham Young University (2006-08)

.

Harris primarily composes music for a variety of chamber groups of both instruments and voices, often incorporating live computer interactivity. His work is grounded in a fascination with visual art, textures, sound spectra, non-linear narratives, and extreme temporal manipulations. It often deals with stasis and obsesses over fleeting, ephemeral moments. Harris’s compositional processes have also been heavily influenced by studio techniques of electroacoustic composers.

 

He has been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition (The Wanderer), The Nova Ensemble at UNT (OCT 21 2015), Akropolis Reed Quintet (Geryoneïs), Virginia Wesleyan University, and many individual performers. He also composed the score for the 2017 film King Rat. His concert work has been performed throughout the United States and South Korea. When he is not composing he enjoys writing about art and music, traveling with his wife and two daughters, and thinking about the formal structure of sitcoms.

TOM PRESCOTT

 

Tom Prescott is an electroacoustic composer, researcher and software developer. He studied computer science and music technology at Keele University. He then went on to an MRes in music which investigated the application of interactive genetic algorithms to the control of granular synthesis and spatialisation techniques. This was followed by a Ph.D funded by the Keele Research Institute for the Humanities which involved the development of compositions and software that investigate a range of approaches to the application of interactive genetic algorithms to sound design, composition and performance. His compositions are inspired by nature and focus on explorations of the formation of planets and the evolution of life on Earth.

 

 

COREY FANT

 

Corey Fant (b. 1989) is an American composer, producer, recording engineer, and performer, who has studied at the University of Alabama and Belmont University. Fant is currently studying composition at the University of Alabama under Dr. Amir Zaheri, and he has also studied with Dr. C. P. First. Compositionally, Fant is engaged in a numerous collaborations with his colleagues ranging from acoustic to electroacoustic works for a large variety of ensembles.

 

His most recent work, being a collaboration with Yonder Dance company leading to an international premier of his piece Vox Ballet at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Outside of his compositional work, Fant has a focus on the recording, production, distribution, and publication of new music in multiple genres. Fant has started his own recording and publishing company HDA Publishing and Records and has recorded multiple works of his colleagues, performers, and his own. Additionally, he has been involved with the performance of new music working directly with the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble as a performer and as the Student Assistant Director. Fant can be reached at williamcoreyfant@gmail.com

 

 

JOSHUA TOMLINSON

 

Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Joshua Tomlinson is a composer, sound artist and teacher specializing in electroacoustic music and technology. His background is in rock music with subsequent classical training in voice and guitar, and his compositions incorporate a range of musical styles, instrumentation and media. Joshua serves on the steering committee of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and he has participated as a composer and audio technician at NYCEMF since 2012. His compositions have also been performed at the PARMA, NSEME, SEAMUS, and EMM music festivals.

 

Recently he was commissioned to compose a ballet titled Sand, which premiered at the 2018 Puterbaugh Festival. It was based on the short story of the same name by German author Jenny Erpenbeck and produced in collaboration with choreographer Boyko Dossev. Joshua is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, and is currently completing his D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Oklahoma. His primary instructor is Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis. When he isn’t composing or teaching music he enjoys surfing, diving, and traveling with his wife.

 

 

LOU BUNK

 

Lou Bunk (b. 1972) is an American musician inspired by many forms of experimental artistic expression. Educated in classical composition, and deeply influenced by the noise and improv. scene in and around Boston and New York, Lou’s music occupies a space between and among concert halls and fringe performance spaces. His sonically rich and intricate music investigates sound and silence through extended instrumental techniques, microtones, amplified found objects, electronics, and generative approaches to texture and form.

 

In his home town Somerville Massachusetts, Lou produces the concert series Opensound, and has chaired the Somerville Arts Council. He co-directs Collide-O-Scope Music, a New York City based new music ensemble, and is Associate Professor of Music at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire where he teaches electronic music and composition. Lou received A PhD in Music Composition and Theory from Brandeis University.

 

 

JULIUS BUCSIS

 

Julius Bucsis is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and music technologist. Since beginning serious efforts with composition in 2011, his works have been included in over one hundred juried events worldwide. He creates compositions for fixed media, acoustic instruments with electronics, acoustic instruments without electronics, and for electric guitar with computer processing. He has performed his compositions for electric guitar with computer processing nationally and internationally. His compositions have been included on CDs released by Ravello Records, Ablaze, Electro-Music, RMN Classical, and Soundiff.

 

 His artistic interests include using computer technology in music composition and performance, developing musical forms that incorporate improvisation, designing interactive installations, integrating video with audio, and composing music for traditional orchestral instruments. He has an associate’s degree in music, a bachelor’s degree in music composition, a master’s certificate in music production and technology, and a master’s degree in computer music composition. He is currently pursuing a doctor of arts in music degree at Ball State University.

 

 

JENNIFER BERNARD MERKOWITZ

 

Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz (b. 1981) is a composer, pianist, and violist whose diverse inspirations have included liturgical chant, basketball games, the growth patterns of plants, and frog calls. Her music has been performed in national and international venues such as the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, the National Flute Association Convention, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Recent commissions include And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon for percussionist Joseph Van Hassel, which has been released on Soundset Recordings; Brothers and Sisters for Otterbein University’s Concert Choir; and The Best of Both Worlds for the Ohio Music Teachers Association.

 

Jenny is Associate Professor of Music at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where she has taught composition, theory, and electronic music since 2008. She received her MM and DMA in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and she holds a BA in Music and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Richmond. A native of the Niagara Falls, NY area, she has also served on the music faculty at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of BMI, SCI, SEAMUS, CMS, and Women in Music-Columbus. She lives in Westerville with her husband, David, and two sons, Isaac and Dominic.

 

https://jbmcomposer.com

https://www.facebook.com/jbmcomposer

https://soundcloud.com/jennymerkowitz

J

 

JOSHUA HARRIS

 

Joshua Harris holds degrees in music composition from Appalachian State University, Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He began his career teaching high school band and choir before turning to composition full time. He is currently on the music faculty at Sweet Briar Collegein central Virginia. Previously he taught at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (2012-13), the University of North Texas (2009-2012), and Brigham Young University (2006-08)

.

Harris primarily composes music for a variety of chamber groups of both instruments and voices, often incorporating live computer interactivity. His work is grounded in a fascination with visual art, textures, sound spectra, non-linear narratives, and extreme temporal manipulations. It often deals with stasis and obsesses over fleeting, ephemeral moments. Harris’s compositional processes have also been heavily influenced by studio techniques of electroacoustic composers.

 

He has been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition (The Wanderer), The Nova Ensemble at UNT (OCT 21 2015), Akropolis Reed Quintet (Geryoneïs), Virginia Wesleyan University, and many individual performers. He also composed the score for the 2017 film King Rat. His concert work has been performed throughout the United States and South Korea. When he is not composing he enjoys writing about art and music, traveling with his wife and two daughters, and thinking about the formal structure of sitcoms.

TOM PRESCOTT

 

Tom Prescott is an electroacoustic composer, researcher and software developer. He studied computer science and music technology at Keele University. He then went on to an MRes in music which investigated the application of interactive genetic algorithms to the control of granular synthesis and spatialisation techniques. This was followed by a Ph.D funded by the Keele Research Institute for the Humanities which involved the development of compositions and software that investigate a range of approaches to the application of interactive genetic algorithms to sound design, composition and performance. His compositions are inspired by nature and focus on explorations of the formation of planets and the evolution of life on Earth.

 

 

COREY FANT

 

Corey Fant (b. 1989) is an American composer, producer, recording engineer, and performer, who has studied at the University of Alabama and Belmont University. Fant is currently studying composition at the University of Alabama under Dr. Amir Zaheri, and he has also studied with Dr. C. P. First. Compositionally, Fant is engaged in a numerous collaborations with his colleagues ranging from acoustic to electroacoustic works for a large variety of ensembles.

 

His most recent work, being a collaboration with Yonder Dance company leading to an international premier of his piece Vox Ballet at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Outside of his compositional work, Fant has a focus on the recording, production, distribution, and publication of new music in multiple genres. Fant has started his own recording and publishing company HDA Publishing and Records and has recorded multiple works of his colleagues, performers, and his own. Additionally, he has been involved with the performance of new music working directly with the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble as a performer and as the Student Assistant Director. Fant can be reached at williamcoreyfant@gmail.com

 

 

JOSHUA TOMLINSON

 

Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Joshua Tomlinson is a composer, sound artist and teacher specializing in electroacoustic music and technology. His background is in rock music with subsequent classical training in voice and guitar, and his compositions incorporate a range of musical styles, instrumentation and media. Joshua serves on the steering committee of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and he has participated as a composer and audio technician at NYCEMF since 2012. His compositions have also been performed at the PARMA, NSEME, SEAMUS, and EMM music festivals.

 

Recently he was commissioned to compose a ballet titled Sand, which premiered at the 2018 Puterbaugh Festival. It was based on the short story of the same name by German author Jenny Erpenbeck and produced in collaboration with choreographer Boyko Dossev. Joshua is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, and is currently completing his D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Oklahoma. His primary instructor is Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis. When he isn’t composing or teaching music he enjoys surfing, diving, and traveling with his wife.

 

 

LOU BUNK

 

Lou Bunk (b. 1972) is an American musician inspired by many forms of experimental artistic expression. Educated in classical composition, and deeply influenced by the noise and improv. scene in and around Boston and New York, Lou’s music occupies a space between and among concert halls and fringe performance spaces. His sonically rich and intricate music investigates sound and silence through extended instrumental techniques, microtones, amplified found objects, electronics, and generative approaches to texture and form.

 

In his home town Somerville Massachusetts, Lou produces the concert series Opensound, and has chaired the Somerville Arts Council. He co-directs Collide-O-Scope Music, a New York City based new music ensemble, and is Associate Professor of Music at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire where he teaches electronic music and composition. Lou received A PhD in Music Composition and Theory from Brandeis University.

 

 

JULIUS BUCSIS

 

Julius Bucsis is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and music technologist. Since beginning serious efforts with composition in 2011, his works have been included in over one hundred juried events worldwide. He creates compositions for fixed media, acoustic instruments with electronics, acoustic instruments without electronics, and for electric guitar with computer processing. He has performed his compositions for electric guitar with computer processing nationally and internationally. His compositions have been included on CDs released by Ravello Records, Ablaze, Electro-Music, RMN Classical, and Soundiff.

 

 His artistic interests include using computer technology in music composition and performance, developing musical forms that incorporate improvisation, designing interactive installations, integrating video with audio, and composing music for traditional orchestral instruments. He has an associate’s degree in music, a bachelor’s degree in music composition, a master’s certificate in music production and technology, and a master’s degree in computer music composition. He is currently pursuing a doctor of arts in music degree at Ball State University.

 

 

JENNIFER BERNARD MERKOWITZ

 

Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz (b. 1981) is a composer, pianist, and violist whose diverse inspirations have included liturgical chant, basketball games, the growth patterns of plants, and frog calls. Her music has been performed in national and international venues such as the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, the National Flute Association Convention, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Recent commissions include And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon for percussionist Joseph Van Hassel, which has been released on Soundset Recordings; Brothers and Sisters for Otterbein University’s Concert Choir; and The Best of Both Worlds for the Ohio Music Teachers Association.

 

Jenny is Associate Professor of Music at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where she has taught composition, theory, and electronic music since 2008. She received her MM and DMA in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and she holds a BA in Music and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Richmond. A native of the Niagara Falls, NY area, she has also served on the music faculty at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of BMI, SCI, SEAMUS, CMS, and Women in Music-Columbus. She lives in Westerville with her husband, David, and two sons, Isaac and Dominic.

 

https://jbmcomposer.com

https://www.facebook.com/jbmcomposer

https://soundcloud.com/jennymerkowitz

J

 

JOSHUA HARRIS

 

Joshua Harris holds degrees in music composition from Appalachian State University, Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He began his career teaching high school band and choir before turning to composition full time. He is currently on the music faculty at Sweet Briar Collegein central Virginia. Previously he taught at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (2012-13), the University of North Texas (2009-2012), and Brigham Young University (2006-08)

.

Harris primarily composes music for a variety of chamber groups of both instruments and voices, often incorporating live computer interactivity. His work is grounded in a fascination with visual art, textures, sound spectra, non-linear narratives, and extreme temporal manipulations. It often deals with stasis and obsesses over fleeting, ephemeral moments. Harris’s compositional processes have also been heavily influenced by studio techniques of electroacoustic composers.

 

He has been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition (The Wanderer), The Nova Ensemble at UNT (OCT 21 2015), Akropolis Reed Quintet (Geryoneïs), Virginia Wesleyan University, and many individual performers. He also composed the score for the 2017 film King Rat. His concert work has been performed throughout the United States and South Korea. When he is not composing he enjoys writing about art and music, traveling with his wife and two daughters, and thinking about the formal structure of sitcoms.