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A jazz combo comprised of (from left): Maze Drum (piano), Jared Reinard (bass), TyeRyan Burke (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Nigel Usiak (drums), shown performing at an earlier Student Composer Concert, will return to the stage in the first part of this year’s Student Composer Concert series.

Student Composer Concert series expands to two events

So large and extensive is the sixth edition of this year’s Student Composer Concert series, presented by Ethos New Music Society and the Fredonia Music Composition Studio in Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall, that it will be performed in two parts.

Valerie Coleman by Kia Caldwell

Sorel residency to be inspiring with Coleman

The second part of the Claudette Sorel Visiting Artist residency with guest artist Valerie Coleman, flutist and composer, is slated for April 25 to 27 at the SUNY Fredonia School of Music.

Dr. Donald Bohlen

School of Music to celebrate the 90th birthday of composer Dr. Donald Bohlen in March

“The Music of Donald Bohlen: 90th Birthday Celebration,” a retrospective concert encapsulating the musical career of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music professor emeritus, will be presented on Saturday, March 23.

James Piorkowski

Piorkowski composition ‘Morning, All Day’ published

"Morning, All Day," SUNY Distinguished Professor James Piorkowski's recent composition for guitar quartet, has been published by IMD of Paris, France.

Valerie Coleman

Music scores by acclaimed composer Coleman added to Reed Library collections

More than 30 music scores for woodwinds by Valerie Coleman, an internationally renowned composer and the 2023-2024 Sorel Visiting Artist, are on display and available for check out at Reed Library.

SUNY Distinguished Professor James Piorkowski

New work for guitar by Piorkowski published

“Dragonfly,” a composition for four guitars, written by SUNY Distinguished Professor James Piorkowski, was recently published by Guitar Chamber Music Press.

Dr. Chen Yi

Distinguished composer returns for residency at SUNY Fredonia

Dr. Chen Yi, an internationally recognized distinguished professor of Music Composition, will return in February for her second residency during the 2022-2023 academic year as the inaugural Claudette Sorel Visiting Artist.

Jamie Leigh Sampson, Music Composition major

Music Composition faculty member receives national award

A SUNY Fredonia faculty member and alumna received two of the 10 prizes for instrumental, electronic or vocal compositions awarded by the Annual Search for New Music conducted by the International Alliance for Women in Music.

Dr. Cheni Yi

Dr. Chen Yi is inaugural Claudette Sorel Visiting Artist at Fredonia

Dr. Chen Yi, an internationally recognized Distinguished Professor of Music Composition, is the inaugural Claudette Sorel Visiting Artist for the 2022-2023 academic year at SUNY Fredonia, in partnership with Chautauqua Institution.

Andrew Martin Smith and Jamie Leigh Sampson

Music presented at festival by School of Music faculty

Computer-music compositions created by Jamie Leigh Sampson and Andrew Martin Smith, contingent faculty members of the Fredonia School of Music since 2015, were selected for performance at the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, hosted by Lewis University.