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Faculty Recital features guest
composer, Dr. David Dzubay
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
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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