Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Composer-of-the Year Steven Stucky will speak at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Friday, Oct. 21, during a student convocation that will be followed by a master class with selected WVU student composers. The event is free and open to the public.

It will begin at 3 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

Widely recognized as one of the leading composers today, Stucky was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Second Concerto for Orchestra. He has written commissioned works for many of the major American orchestras and ensembles.

Stucky has taught at Cornell University since 1980, where he serves as Given Foundation Professor of Composition. He has also been associated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 20 years and is currently consulting composer for new music.

He studied at Baylor and Cornell universities with Richard Willis, Robert Palmer, Karel Husa and Burrill Philips.

WVU student composers who will perform in the master class include doctoral student Robert Senay, with his work “Partiment”; junior Alan Racadag and his “String Quartet in F Minor,” first movement “Argo”; and sophomore Jacob Sandridge, with his song “Love.”

For more information about the concert, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.

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CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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