Composition News from the 2012-2013 Academic Year

World Premiere of The Shore

June 28, 2013

The Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony present the world premiere of The Shore, the new work by Frank Ticheli and David St. John, at “The Moon, the Sea & the Stars” on June 1, 2013 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (Pictured: David St. John, conductor John Alexander, Frank Ticheli).


New Music From Andrew Norman

June 28, 2013

Music in Circles III, a new piece by Thornton alum Andrew Norman, was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times. The composer-in-residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Norman’s composition was performed by LACO as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Brooklyn Festival. learn more


Frank Ticheli Premieres “The Shore”

June 11, 2013

“The Shore, Symphony No. 3,” a chorus and orchestra piece, was premiered by composition faculty Frank Ticheli and poet David St. John on June 1, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Together the pair teaches “Writer & Composer,” a course allowing collaboration between graduate-level poets and composers. “The Shore” was the centerpiece of Pacific […]


Frank Ticheli Mentioned by the Associated Press

February 15, 2013

Associated Press mentioned that composition faculty Frank Ticheli would be a conductor at the University of South Carolina’s 36th annual band clinic. Read the article.


Veronika Krausas Highlighted in MusicWeb International Review

January 13, 2013

MusicWeb International recently reviewed the album With Strings Attached, which included compostition faculty Veronika Krausas’s Language of the Birds. Read the article.


Stephen Hartke’s Work Highlighted in The New York Times

December 20, 2012

Eighth Blackbird’s Meanwhile, which featured the title track by composition faculty Stephen Hartke, was selected as one of The New York Times‘ Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012. Read the article.


The Chattanoogan Highlights Brian Shepard’s Contributions to Video Conferencing Technology

November 15, 2012

Pedagogical Technology and Composition faculty Brian Shepard helped develop LOLA, which brings the processing latency down to only a few milliseconds. < ahref="http://www.chattanoogan.com/2012/10/18/236637/Transcontinental-Duet-Uses-Gigabit.aspx">Read the article.


Frank Ticheli’s Playing With Fire reviewed by Audiophile Audition

November 11, 2012

Audiophile Audition referred to composition faculty Frank Ticheli’s album as “spectacular,” praised for its features, including the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Read the article.


Mountain Xpress Highlights Morten Lauridsen in Concert Preview

November 2, 2012

Composition faculty Morten Lauridsen was mentioned in the Mountain Xpress’s preview of the Asheville Symphony Chorus’ concert, where Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna was performed. Read the article.


Stephen Hartke Stands Out in The New York Times Review

October 23, 2012

Composition faculty Stephen Hartke was labeled a “standout,” by The New York Times, in a review of the New York Virtuoso Singers’ concert celebrating their 25th anniversary. Read the article.


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