Composition Guests

Composition Guests

Visiting Artists

Composers and new music ensembles are a regular feature of the UNCSA experience. Coaching and recording new music, answering questions and enlivening the discourse on the nature of new music, these artists bring varied perspectives to the development of our students.

Composer Spotlight

Every year, the Composition Department focuses on a specific living composer in our Composer Spotlight feature. We study that composer's music, discuss specific works, then meet with the composer to get his or her insights directly.  In recent years, we've spotlighted the following composers:
  • Kati Agocs
  • Chen Yi
  • Vijay Iyer
  • Gabriel Kahane
  • Steven Mackey
  • Missy Mazzoli
  • Andrew Norman
  • Daniel Bernard Roumain
  • Sarah Kirkland Snider

Guest Recording Sessions

Guest ensembles and soloists come for recording sessions of music by UNCSA students every year. Recent guest recording sessions have been with:

Eighth Blackbird with students

Eighth Blackbird with Composition students Alexander Umfleet and Zachary Mackey