Composition Student Commissioned by Choral Composer/Conductor Collective
Lucas Marshall Smith, DMA student in Composition, has been selected by the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) of New York to compose a new work for chorus.
Selected from a pool of 220 composers submiting 400 works, Smith was one of only three composers selected in this year's program. His work will be premiered in a pair of performances in Manhattan in June 2018.
Student Composer Has Work Selected for Performance at International Conference
Christos Tsitsaros Premieres new composition at National Conference
Christos Tsitsaros, Professor of Piano Pedagogy, recently attended the premiere of his new work Fantasy for Oboe, B-Flat Clarinet and Piano in Baltimore. The work was one of two newly-commissioned works featured as part of the ongoing Collaborative Commissioning Project of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). The performance was part of the MTNA annual National Conference.
Illinois composer writes sesquicentennial music recognizing Carl Woese’s discovery of third domain of life
U of I Represented at Electronic Music Midwest
University of Illinois composers were featured at an all University of Illinois concert at opening of Electronic Music Midwest hosted by Lewis University on October 13 through 15, 2016. Pictured here are: Prof. Emeritus Scott Wyatt, graduate composers Lucas Smith, Michael Abbott, Pinda Ho, David Nguyen, Assistant Professor Eli Fieldsteel, graduate composers Kyle Shaw, Dennis Reyes, and Tony Reimer. All had their electroacoustic music compositions performed during this special concert arranged by Tony Reimer.