Faculty of Music

Student Composers

Composers

Music Research and Composition Department Chair: David Myska

Composition students are part of the Music Research and Composition Department. Student Composer Concerts are organized jointly with Music Performance Studies to provide an opportunity for student composers to realize their creative works in collaboration with performance students and faculty. Repertoire ranges from contemporary classical to electroacoustic.

Electroacoustic Composition & Performance: The objective is to produce musical compositions which use digital techniques of synthesis and data manipulation, and also feature integrated live-performance aspects.

Chamber Music Showcase: Composition students work with chamber groups to create new works for small ensembles.

Prerequisites or Entrance Requirements:

Music 2695A/B, Music 2629 or permission of the instructor.

View course outlines for more information.

Performances and Premieres:

Monday, October 24, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Fall Student Composers Concert

Monday, October 31, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
ECM+ Génération2016 Canadian tour featuring the works of four young rising star composers, including Western University composition alumnus Adam Scime.

Thursday, November 17, 8 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Reverb Brass returns for another residency, including a concert of works for chamber brass, featuring student performers and new works by student composers. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College
Electroacoustic Music Compositions Concert

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Ensemble Made in Canada, performing with students from the Collaborative Piano Studio, premieres new works by student composers in addition to Brahms' g- piano quartet.

Thursday March 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College
Antoinette: a chamber opera in one act that dramatizes the final days of Marie Antoinette.
Music by: Colin McMahon
Words by: Ray Hsu

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Chamber Groups and Student Composers Annual Concert. Students in Western's Chamber Music program premiere works written for them by student composers.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College
Electroacoustic Music Compositions Concert