Please submit a music composition portfolio of three works. Include recordings of at least two of the submitted works if possible. MIDI realizations are acceptable.
You may either submit hard copies of scores and recordings or send them electronically. These need not be memorized.
In this case, it’s a matter of translating theory into practice, practice, practice to ensure the final pieces hit just the right notes.
Ohio Wesleyan students in the music composition class have spent the semester writing their own music pieces for one to four instruments. In addition, they’ve recruited other OWU students to practice and perform their compositions, with the upcoming performances counting as jury/final examination events for those taking the Jemison Auditorium stage.
The free composition concert was held at 3:15 p.m. November 20 in Sanborn Hall. It featured four pieces written by OWU students Colin Pietron ’18, Khoa Lam ’16, Jacob Miller ’16, and Alan Klinect ’15.
Klinect, a music education major, says most of his classmates began writing their compositions at the beginning of the semester and finished around a week ago.
Lam says his piece is called “Pedals,” and is written for solo piano. He describes the composition as “light sounding, but can be very dissonant at times.”
“Basically I wanted a shift between ‘happy oblivious’ to ‘intense dramatic’ feelings,” he says.
OWU students will perform their peers’ compositions this week, but previously Jolley also has brought in professional musicians to play the compositions and conduct a master class. The student performers will be Brooke Waite ’17, Kelly Summers ’17, Arie Leffel ’15, ZoAnn Schutte ’16, Chris Brinich ’17, and Jacob Miller, who also is having a work performed in the recital.