Alan Shockley at Carmac Art Centre in Marnay sur Siene

While on sabbatical this spring, Alan Shockley spent a month in France at the Carmac Art Centre in Marnay sur Siene composing “in oceangreen of shadow” for shakuhachi and microtonally retuned harp with an ensemble of flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, arpeggione (bowed guitar), and cello. The premiere is scheduled for 13 May 2014 in Southern California



Adriana Verdie to Speak at Women’s Research Colloquium

Dr. Adriana Verdie is one of two featured speakers at the Spring 2014 Women’s Research Colloquium at 5pm on Wednesday, April 9, in the Pointe of the Walter Pyramid. Her talk is entitled “From Muses to Creators, Opera by a Female Composer.” Dr. Verdie was on sabbatical last fall to compose an opera for children, “Cron-Ópera.” The New Music Ensemble will premiere it on April 23.

Dr. Verdie and the Colloquium are discussed in an article in the Signal Tribune.

Alex Miller Readies Two Premieres

Lecturer Alex Miller’s composition Actions & Resonances was performed by pianist Vincent Craig on the Annie Gaul Concert Series in Wernersville, Pennsylvania in February. Miller also recently completed a new piano composition to be premiered by Vincent Craig later this year.