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Two MSU Composers part of LA Phil 2021-2022 Season

Two MSU Composers part of LA Phil 2021-2022 Season

July 19, 2021 - MSU Composition

Two MSU Composers are writing new works for the upcoming LA Phil season!

Two MSU Composers Selected for CIM Future of Music Faculty Fellowships

Two MSU Composers Selected for CIM Future of Music Faculty Fellowships

June 24, 2021 - MSU Composition

Alumnus Sebastian Quesada (DMA Composition, 2021) and current student Henry Dorn (DMA in Composition and Wind Conducting) are among 35 selected for CIM Future of Music Faculty Fellowships

MSU Alumnus wins two prestigious awards

MSU Alumnus wins two prestigious awards

June 15, 2021 - MSU Composition

MSU Alumnus Doug McCausland (MM 2017) won the 2021 Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction and 1st Prize in the 2021 ASCAP/SEAMUS Commissioning Program.

Lorenz Latin Grammy Nomination

Lorenz Latin Grammy Nomination

November 7, 2020 - MSU Composition

Professor Lorenz and MSU Wind Symphony Nominated for Latin Grammy

Alumnus joins prestigious Musical Theatre Writing Workshop

Alumnus joins prestigious Musical Theatre Writing Workshop

September 3, 2019

Alumnus Mark Schenfisch (BM 2015) joins prestigious Advanced BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop

MSU Alumnus receives the 2019 Pete Carpenter Fellowship in Film, Television, and Video Game Composition

MSU Alumnus receives the 2019 Pete Carpenter Fellowship in Film, Television, and Video Game Composition

August 12, 2019

MSU Alumnus receives the 2019 Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring composers in film, television, and video games.

Graduate student selected for acclaimed opera program

Graduate student selected for acclaimed opera program

August 10, 2018 - MSU Composition

Opera by College of Music masters student selected for acclaimed Fort Worth new works series.

Composition Faculty Garners GRAMMY Nomination

Composition Faculty Garners GRAMMY Nomination

December 20, 2017 - MSU Composition

Composer Zhou Tian’s work for “Concerto for Orchestra” nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

Undergraduate composer Jordyn Davis fosters creativity for girls in Detroit

Undergraduate composer Jordyn Davis fosters creativity for girls in Detroit

September 15, 2017 - MSU Composition

Undergraduate composer fosters creativity for girls in Detroit.

MSU composers draw inspiration from local poets

MSU composers draw inspiration from local poets

February 9, 2015

Students in the composition department were matched with local poets and wrote pieces of music inspired by their work.