2018 ACF Guest Composers Announcement
The CSU School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is proud to announce the 2018 Aries Composers Festival selected composers! More than four hundred works were submitted by composers from throughout the world and fourteen have been selected for performance. Many thanks to the outstanding work of the jury! This year's selected composers are as follows:
Bryce Craig - Professional composer, Music editor, C. Alan Publications
Pierce Gradone - Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago
Aaron Graham - Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
Douglas Hertz - Master's candidate, University of Michigan
Michael Johanson - Associate Professor, Lewis and Clark College
Eric Lagergren - B.M. Composition, Colorado State University
Alexis Lamb - B.M. Composition/Percussion Performance, Northern Illinois University
Nicole Murphy - Composer-in-Residence, Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, Australia
Ivonne Paredes - Master's candidate, Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music
Aaron Parker - Master's candidate, Brunel University, London
David Reeves - Professional composer, Seattle, WA
James Romig - Professor, Western Illinois University
Carl Schimmel - Associate Professor, Illinois State University
Dan VanHassel - Professional composer, Boston, MA
This list is subject to change based on individual availability and travel arrangements. Selected presentations will be announced by October 13, 2017.
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The Aries Composers Festival is a national new music festival sponsored by the Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Concerts, presentations, and more will be held this February, 2018.