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Faculty Recital features guest
composer, Dr. David Dzubay

Dr. David Dzubay, guest composerMarch 8, 2006 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the fifth concert in the 2005-06 Faculty Recital Series on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive.

The program for the evening will showcase works by guest composer David Dzubay and will be performed by ASU Department of Music faculty and the ASU Wind Ensemble.

Such works include “Ra!,” performed by the ASU Wind Ensemble, directed by Ed Alexander; “Solus Ib,” performed by Ed Owen, tuba; “Footprints,” performed by Joe Bonner, flute, and Lauren Schack Clark, piano; “Pathways,” performed by Rob Alley, Sherry Fincher, Grant Harbison, trumpets; “Brass Quintet,” performed by Rob Alley and Sherry Fincher, trumpet, Robin Dauer, horn, Neale Bartee, trombone, and Ed Owen, tuba.

Born in Minneapolis and raised in Portland, Ore., Dzubay earned a doctorate in composition from Indiana University. Additional study was undertaken as a Koussevitzky Fellow in Composition at the Tanglewood Music Center, the June in Buffalo Festival, and as co-principal trumpet of the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado.

His principal teachers have been Donald Erb, Frederick Fox, Eugene O'Brien, Lukas Foss, Oliver Knussen, Allan Dean and Bernard Adelstein. Dzubay's music has been performed in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Asia, by ensembles including the symphony orchestras of Aspen, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Detroit, Honolulu, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Minnesota, Oregon, Oakland, St. Louis and Vancouver; the American Composers Orchestra, National Symphonies of Ireland and Mexico, New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra and New York Youth Symphony; and ensembles including Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (Montreal), Onix (Mexico), Voices of Change (Dallas), the Alexander and Orion String Quartets, the League/ISCM and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

His music has been championed by soloists including Christine Schadeberg, Thomas Robertello, Corey Cerovsek, Carter Enyeart, Howard Klug, Eric Nestler and David Starobin, and conductors including James DePreist, George Hanson, David Loebel, Michael Morgan, Eiji Oue, Richard Pittman, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Carl Topilow, David Wiley, Samuel Wong, Kirk Trevor and David Zinman.

Dzubay’s music is published by Pro Nova Music, Dorn, and Thompson Edition and is recorded on the Centaur, Innova, Crystal, Klavier, Gia, First Edition and Indiana University labels. Recent honors include the 2005 Utah Arts Festival Commission, the 2004 William Revelli Memorial Prize, the 2003 Commission from the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the 2001 Walter Beeler Memorial Prize, the 2000 Wayne Peterson Prize, and a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music for the Voices of Change recording of the first all-Dzubay CD.

Dzubay has also received awards from the NEA, BMI, ASCAP, the American Music Center, Composers, Inc., Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Indiana State University, Indiana University, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Cincinnati Symphony.

Dzubay is currently professor of music at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, where he teaches composition and is director and conductor of the New Music Ensemble. He was previously on the faculty of the University of North Texas in Denton.

Dzubay has conducted at the Tanglewood, Aspen, and June in Buffalo festivals. He has also conducted the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Greater Dallas Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music from China, Voices of Change, an ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Kentuckiana Brass and Percussion Ensemble and strings from the Louisville Orchestra at the Maple Mount Music Festival. From 1995 to 1998 he served as composer-consultant to the Minnesota Orchestra, helping direct their "Perfect-Pitch" reading sessions.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more details, call the Department of Music at 870-972-2094.

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