Student Composition Concert

Feb. 13, 2015     

As part of the New Music Series, the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present a concert of student compositions on Feb. 26. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall.

“The Student Composition Concert is equal parts popular and classical music and shows the musical creativity of Illinois Wesleyan students in a variety of styles,” said Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Composition and Theory David Vayo.

The program will include the following pieces composed and performed by Illinois Wesleyan students:

  • “Reflections on Dali’s The Persistence of Memory
    • “The Persistence of Memory” by William Greenlee ’15 (Western Springs, Ill.), performed by Visiting Instructor in Music Eva Ferguson, piano;
    •  “A Reflection on The Persistence of Memory” by Timothy McDunn ’16 (Elmhurst, Ill.), performed by McDunn, piano;
    • “The Persistence of Memory” by Gregory Goeden ’15 (Batavia, Ill.), performed by Matt Mason ’16, piano
    • “Threnody for a Single Note” by Joseph Bakke ’16 (Puyallup, Wash.), performed by Assistant Professor of the School of Music Joseph Plazak, guitar, and Bakke, live electronics
    •  “Ein Kleines Lied” by Samuel Mullooly ’16 (Wauwatosa, Wis.), performed by Celia Williams ’17 (Homer, Ill.), soprano, and Mullooly, piano
    • “Everlasting Mindscape Celestial Lullaby” by Greenlee, performed by Visiting Instructor of Music Eva Ferguson, piano
    • “Honest Lullaby” by David Allen Flowers ’16 (Evanston, Ill.), performed by Flowers, vocal and piano
    • “Dang” by Eric Novak ’15 (Oswego, Ill.), Braden Poole ’16 (Normal, Ill.), Ryan Donlin ’17 (Chesterfield, Mo.), Katelyn VanPetten ’16 (Saint Charles, Ill.)
    •  “Blunderbuss” by Tommy Bravos ’17 (Saint Charles, Ill.), with lyrics by Bravos and Robby Kuntz ’18 (Bloomington, Ill.), performed by Bravos, vocal and piano; Ayethaw Tun ’15 (Spring Valley, Ill.), guitar; Donlin, bass; and Kuntz, percussion
    • “We Were Arrested” by Novak, performed by Novak, vocal and baritone sax; Tun, guitar; Ethan Berg ’15 (Chicago), electric piano; Donlin, bass; and Cale Sennett ’16 (Bloomington, Ill.), drums
    • “Penelope” by Tun, performed by Tun, vocal and guitar; Novak, organ and saxophone; Donlin, bass, and Bakke, percussion.

By Danielle Kamp ’15