2020 SYMPOSIUM

2020 COLLABORATORS

 
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Jake Adams | Composer

Chinnawat Themumkwun | Guitar

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Lauren McCall | Composer

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Marek Orszulik | Guitar

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Daniel Cueto | Composer

YunZhe Lin | Guitar

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Alex Tedrow | Composer

Isabella Fincher | Guitar

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Holden Shea | Composer

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Steven Vertucci | Guitar

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Joshua Biggs | Composer

Alex Lassa | Guitar

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Jim Bosse | Composer

Stephen Brew | Guitar

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Amanda Dillon | Composer

Ashley Ellis | Guitar

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Miles Friday | Composer

Thomas Aquino | Guitar

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2020 INSTRUCTORS

 
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Aaron Travers | Composition

Associate Professor of Composition at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

www.AaronTravers.com

 

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Colin McAllister | Guitar

Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

www.ColinMcAllister.com

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Anthony Tan | Composition

Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

www.AnthonyTanMusic.com

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Nathan Fischer | Guitar

Career Specialist at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. 

www.NathanFischer.com
 

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Charlene Kluegel | Violin

GRAMMY®-nominated solo and chamber musician. 

www.CharleneKluegel.com
 

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Jamie Tagg | Audio Engineering

Recorded three GRAMMY®-nominated albums, Professor of Audio Engineering Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. 

www.DJamesTagg.com
 

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Philip Blackburn | Music Industry

President, Neuma Records and Former Director of Innova Recordings

www.NeumaRecords.org

www.PhilipBlackburn.com

Guitar Recordings Produced

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Ken Meyer | Guitar

Instructor of Guitar at Syracuse University Setnor School of Music.

www.KennethMeyerGuitar.com

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Natalie Draper | Composition

Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Syracuse University Setnor School of Music.

www.NatalieDraper.net

 

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Russ Callison | Guitar

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William Brobston | Composition

2020 MANAGEMENT

 
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Madelyn Allen | Operations Manager

Student at Indiana University studying Contemporary Dance and Arts Management. Dancer featured in the Denver Post and recently in a work by Juel D. Lane. Served as a touring assistant with Fluid Dance Convention. Freelance choreographer and community dance instructor. Founder of Dance Muse Blog. Interests include; choreography, social media, philanthropic work, and graphic design.

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Isabella Fincher | Classical Guitar & Journalism

Izzy Fincher is an emerging classical guitarist and writer. She is currently a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder on full scholarship, studying with Nicolò Spera, and is also a private student of Adam Holzman. Recent achievements include performing in CU's prestigious honors chamber program as the "Ikigai Duo" and receiving several grants, including the George Lynn Memorial Grant, CU Summer Assistance Grant and CU Undergraduate Development Award. Izzy is also the head arts editor of the CU Independent, a certified yoga instructor, and is on the board of directors for the Boulder Guitar Society. 

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Alex Tedrow | Composition & Multi Media

A native of Indiana, Alex Tedrow is a composer, musician, and educator who strives to inspire and connect performers and listeners of all ages to fresh, fun, innovative music and technology. As a composer of music for concerts, electronics, and soundtracks, his original commissioned works are performed across the country by professional musicians and ensembles in colleges, high schools, and middle schools.  In 2020, he was awarded the IU Morris and Sheila Hass Award in Computer Music and selected as a semi-finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. Alex is currently pursuing a B.M. degree in music composition with minors in music education, electronic music, and conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

2020 SCHEDULE

 

Week of July 6-10:

Project overview and development

 

July 6

July 7

July 9

July 10

EDT

12:00-13:50

12:00-12:50

13:00-13:50

15:00-16:00

12:00-12:50

13:00-13:50

15:00-16:00

12:00-13:50

 

Orientation

Core Class: Aaron Travers on composing

Core Class: Nathan Fischer on arranging

Core Class: Aaron and Nathan on project development

Core Class: Anthony Tan on composing

Core Class: Colin McAllister on the Vanguard Guitar

Core Class: Anthony and Colin on project development

First week conclusion: students break to develop their compositions

Week of August 10-14:

Project Coachings

 

Aug 10

Aug 11

Aug 12

Aug 13

Aug 14

EDT

12:00-13:50

15:00-15:50

12:00-12:50

13:00-13:50

15:00-16:00

13:00-13:50

14:00-15:00

13:00-13:50

15:00-16:00

12:00-12:50

13:00-13:50

 

Return from break: Initial composition presentations

Supp Class: Charlene Kluegel on chamber music

1-on-1 Coaching

1-on-1 Coaching

1-on-1 Coaching

Supp Class: Project development - Kenneth Meyer and Natalie Draper

Supp Class: Philip Blackburn - recording industry

Supp Class: Project development - Russ Callison and William Brobston

Supp Class: Tour of workshop by luthier Wilson Burnham

Final composition presentation (finished or in progress)

Supp Class: Jamie Tagg on audio recording, editing, and post production

September 15, 2020:

Project Deadline for Competition

October 1, 2020:

Winners Announced