New Music Ensemble – David Dzubay, director | Beom-Seok Yoo, alumnus guest composer
New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director
Beom-Seok Yoo, alumnus guest composer
Yoo: New work (TBA; 2016, premiere)
Additional repertoire to be announced
About the Artists
David Dzubay (director)
David Dzubay was born in 1964 in Minneapolis, grew up in Portland, Oregon, and earned a D.M. in Composition at Indiana University in 1991. Additional studies included a fellowship in composition at Tanglewood (1990) and two summers as co-principal trumpet of the National Repertory Orchestra (1988, 1989). His principal teachers were Donald Erb, Frederick Fox, Eugene O’Brien, Lukas Foss, Allan Dean and Bernard Adelstein. David Dzubay’s music has been performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Asia. His music is published by Pro Nova Music, Dorn, and Thompson Edition and is recorded on the Sony, Bridge, Centaur, Innova, Crystal, Klavier, Gia, First Edition and Indiana University labels. Recent honors include Guggenheim Bogliasco, MacDowell, Yaddo, Copland House and Djerassi fellowships, a 2011 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2010 Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize, 2009 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition, 2007 Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition, 2005 Utah Arts Festival Commission and the 2004 William Revelli Memorial Prize from the National Band Association. He is currently Professor of Music, Chair of the Composition Department and Director of the New Music Ensemble at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. Dzubay has conducted at the Tanglewood, Aspen, and June in Buffalo festivals. He has also conducted the League of Composers Orchestra in New York, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Greater Dallas Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music from China, Voices of Change, and an ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Kentuckiana Brass and Percussion Ensemble and strings from the Louisville Orchestra at the Music at Maple Mount Festival. From 1995 to 1998 he served as Composer-Consultant to the Minnesota Orchestra, helping direct their “Perfect-Pitch” reading sessions, and during 2005-2006 he was Meet The Composer “Music Alive” Composer-in-Residence with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2011, David Dzubay joined the faculty of the Brevard Music Center as composer in residence.
Beomseok Yoo (alumnus guest composer)
Beomseok Yoo was born in Sokcho, Korea. He studied composition at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, receiving a Bachelor of Music and a teaching certificate. After coming to the United States, he studied composition with Fred Fox, David Dzubay, Eugene O'Brien and P.Q. Phan at Indiana University, receiving a Master of Music and a Doctor of Music.
As an active composer, he is a member of the Asian Composers' League, ISCM and the Korean Society of the 21st Century Music in Korea. He is currently an Assistant Professor in composition at Yonsei University, School of Music.