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Composition Faculty

Andy Vores

Chair, Composition and Theory | Music History; Composition; Music Theory Faculty

Vores has completed work in many musical genres, including opera (Freshwater, Boston University Opera Institute), orchestra (Twistification, Scottish National Orchestra), chamber (Quartet No.3, The Borromeo String Quartet; Urban Affair, The Boston Trio), chorus (World Wheel, The Cantata Singers) and vocal (Return To A Place, Sanford Sylvan; In A Parlor Containing A Table, Dawn Upshaw). His other collaborations have been with filmmakers, choreographers, poets and, most recently, a number of electronic works with video-artist Jessie Shefrin.

Marti Epstein

Composition Faculty

Marti Epstein (b. November 25, 1959) started studying composition in 1977 with Professor Robert Beadell at the University of Nebraska. She earned degrees from the University of Colorado and Boston University, and her principle teachers were Cecil Effinger, Charles Eakin, Joyce Mekeel, Bunita Marcus and Bernard Rands.

Mike Frengel

Composition Faculty

Mike Frengel earned a B.A. in electroacoustic music from San Jose State Univeristy, where he studied electronic music and composition with Allen Strange. He completed M.A. studies in electroacoustic music composition at the Bregman Studios at Dartmouth College, where he studied with Jon Appleton, Charles Dodge, Larry Polansky and Christian Wolff, and Ph.D. studies at City University in London, where he studied composition with Denis Smalley and Simon Emmerson.

Pierre Hurel

Composition; Liberal Arts (French) Faculty

Born in Paris, pianist and composer Pierre Hurel was first discovered by Paris Jazz Conservatory's founder and director Charles Henry. At age 20, as he was about to reluctantly start a career in business, Hurel decided to change course and enrolled at the School of Modern Music in Paris. Six months later, he came to Boston for a summer session at the Berklee College of Music and has remained here ever since.

Marc McAneny

Composition Faculty

Marc McAneny brings eighteen years of teaching and professional experience to working with aspiring musicians. He has taught at Northwestern and Brandeis universities, as well as Buffalo State, Canisius, and Daemen colleges. His composition, Summation, won the Northwestern University Philharmonia Orchestral competition in 1996, and he was awarded a Theodore Presser Scholarship as an undergraduate in 1994. From 1997-99, Marc was the producer, music director, and DJ for "The Contemporary Classical Show" on WNUR radio in Evanston, IL.

Jonathan Bailey Holland

Composition Faculty

Jonathan Bailey Holland’s music has been commissioned and performed by the Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Minnesota, National, Philadelphia, San Antonio, St. Louis, and South Bend Symphony Orchestras; Auros Group for New Music; Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia; Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra; Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia; Orchestra 2001; and Triple Helix; as well as soloists Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Demarre McGill and many others others.

Eun Young Lee

Composition Faculty

Eun Young Lee has worked with the New York New Music Ensemble, Pacifica Quartet, eighth blackbird, ALEA III, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Empyrean Ensemble, Black House Collective and dissonArt ensemble among other ensembles.

Curtis K. Hughes

Composition Faculty

The music of Curtis K. Hughes (b. 1974) has been described as "fiery" by The New York Times, "well crafted" by The Boston Phoenix and "colorfully scored" by The Boston Globe. Most recently, his 2006 composition, danger garden, was described by David Cleary in New Music Connoiseur as "energetic, compelling stuff" handled with "seasoned sureness," and by critic Richard Dyer as a "little winner." Works of his have been commissioned and championed by numerous chamber groups, including the Callithumpian Consort, Collage New Music, the Yesaroun' Duo, the Firebird Ensemble, the Saxophone Quartet of the U.S. Marine Band and many others. His orchestral and large ensemble music has been performed in recent years by The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and by theBoston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) as the winner of the organization's 4th annual composition competition.

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