Composition Blog

Saad Haddad with Robert Beaser and members of the American Composers Orchestra.

American Composers Orchestra Reads Haddad’s “Maelstrom”

December 13, 2013

In 2nd grade, my teacher, Mrs. Silverman, had our class write short biographies about visionaries from different fields every month of the school year. One month it was about science, so I wrote about Albert Einstein. In another, it was about literature, so I wrote about John Steinbeck. Then there was the music month, and […]


Clare Glackin at the Oregon Bach Festival

Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium

November 22, 2013

I took the train back a few weeks ago from the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, where I had the opportunity to play in the premiere of a new work of mine with members of the fantastic ensemble Beta Collide! I also was fortunate enough to participate in two other premieres of composers at the […]


Andrew Norman

Andrew Norman

September 5, 2013

Alumni Andrew Norman, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, joins the Composition faculty.


Shining Night - A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen

Morten Lauridsen profiled in award-winning documentary

September 1, 2013

“Shining Night; A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen” has won two Best Documentary awards since opening in February, 2012.


Veronika Krausas

Veronika Krausas

July 20, 2013

The Fort Worth Opera Performs “The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth” by faculty composer Veronika Krausas