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Rudolf Rojahn

Music Theory Faculty

Rudolf Rojahn (b.1980) is a Boston-based composer of contemporary art music. He is the founder and artistic director of Guerilla Opera, a chamber opera company and Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence for which he has written two works: Heart of a Dog and We Are Sons. He was the composer-in-residence for The Boston Conservatory's Ensemble-in-Residence Ludovico Ensemble from 2005-2010, a collaboration that resulted in several pieces including Antikythera Mechanism for bass clarinet and ensemble. His music has also been performed by Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP's) Club Concert Series, Juventas! New Music Ensemble (Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence), Lorelei EnsembleQuincy Symphony Orchestra, the Arbelos Trio, Gabby Diaz, Kent O'Doherty, Rane Moore and the Green Light Consortium, among others. From 2004-2006 he ran the Proletariat Tanning Salon, an event series pairing young composers and visual artists such as Camille Wainer and Nicole Margaretten.

Rojahn is a lecturer in harmony and ear training at The Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory (NEC's) School for Continuing and Preparatory Education. He is currently writing a textbook on advanced rhythmic training and theory entitled Complexity in Rhythm. He graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2004 with an M.M. in composition under the tutelage of Andy Vores. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Roger Sessions Award for academic and creative excellence.

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