Composition & Electronic Music Studio

2016 USF New Music Festival

This spring, the USF composition program, in conjunction with the USF New-Music Consortium and various School of Music studios, will be holding an international new-music festival. The festival will be held March 4-5, 2016 at the University of South Florida’s campus in Tampa, Florida and will consist of multiple concerts and lectures. 26 composers will be visiting USF to have performances of their compositions at the festival. The principal guest composer in residence will be Robert Morris (Professor of Composition, Eastman School of Music).

UPDATE: Festival Programs Available HERE



Friday March 4



9:45am – 11:30am – Composer Presentations (MUS 208)

            9:45am: Baljinder Sekhon – Welcome and Introductions

            10:00am: CJ – Das Neue Gesamtkunstwerk (The New Total Work of Art)

            10:30am: Daniel Adams - The Hamiruge Ion Project and the origin of Recombinant

            11:00am:  Vera Ivanova - Quotation and Homage, Allusion and Collage as a Compositional Tool


1:00pm – Concert 1 (Barness Recital Hall)


3:00pm -  5:00pm – Composer Presentations (MUS 208)

            3:00pm: James Ogburn – Instinct and Control

            3:30pm: Michael Boyd – Engaging With One's Own Work: Nostalgia, Play, Confession

            4:00pm:  John Liberatore - In Things: writing for piano and percussion

            4:30pm: Girolamo Deraco - Perspectives of Musictheater


7:30pm – Concert 2 (Barness Recital Hall)



Saturday March 5


9:30am  – 11:30am – Composer Presentations (MUS 208)

            9:30am: Ingrid Stölzel – “In the Midst” - Composing in Memoriam

            10:00am: Matthew Kennedy - Topics in New Music for Pre-College Musicians

            10:30am: Matt Barber - Love Song

            11:00am: Ciro Scotto – A Presentation on Robert Morris


1:00pm – Concert 3 (Barness Recital Hall)


3:00pm – 4:30pm – Lecture: Robert Morris, guest composer keynote (Barness Recital Hall)


7:30pm – Concert 4 (USF Concert Hall)

Festival Composers Announced - We received over 200 submissions from 36 US states and 16 countries!

Daniel Adams

Matt Barber

Richard Becker

Benjamin Boretz

Michael Boyd

Fabio Massimo Capogrosso

Leo Cicala

Paul Coleman

Marissa DiPronio


Deraco Girolamo

Vera Ivanova

Matthew Kennedy

Jihyun Kim

Eun Young Lee

Seunghee Lee

John Liberatore

James Ogburn

Joseph Pereira

Richard Pressley

Ciro Scotto

Rand Snell

Ingrid Stölzel

John Teske

Benjamin Whiting

Draft of Concert Schedule and Program HERE