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					                               Alex Van Gils
                    223 Jay St. • Chapel Hill, NC 27516 • 727.637.8528
                         alexvangils@gmail.com • alexvangils.com

Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Composition, Double Bass
Bachelor of Music, with Distinction and Highest Honors May 2010
       Senior Honors Thesis: Tendrel, composition for orchestra
GPA 3.76, Phi Beta Kappa

Private Study of Composition
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
        Allen Anderson 2006-2010
        Stephen Anderson 2006-2008
Ruth Eckerd Hall Youth Jazz Program (Clearwater, Florida)
        Frank Williams 2005

Private Study of Double Bass
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
        Robert Anderson (Associate Principal, NC Symphony) 2007-2010
        John V. Brown 2006-2010
Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Music Program
        David Pellow 2005
High School Private Study
        Mark Neuenschwander 2005, 2006
        Roger Funk (Florida Orchestra) 2004, 2005

Master Classes, Summer Festivals, and Other Study
Composition
       Private lesson with Detlef Heusinger 2010
       International Music Academy Pilsen 2010
                with Jiri Bezdek, Stanislav Bogunia, and Bright Sheng
       Private lesson with Michael Gandolfi 2009
       Master class with Joseph Butch Rovan 2008
Double Bass
       Master class with Jeffrey Eckles 2010
       Workshop with Leonid Finkelshteyn (Principal, NC Symphony) 2009
       Workshop with Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. 2009
       Private lesson with Lynn Seaton 2006

Honors and Awards
Highest Honors awarded for Senior Honors Thesis: Tendrel, composition for orchestra 2010
Member of Phi Beta Kappa 2010
David Arons Award for Excellence in Musical Performance 2010
        -awarded by the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music, based on the student’s overall
               artistic contribution to the performance program for four years
Principal Double Bass, UNC Symphony Orchestra 2009-2011
Thelma Thompson Composition Award 2009
        -awarded by the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music
Ron and Marilyn Toelle Jazz Education Award 2007
        -awarded by the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music
Carolina Scholar (full merit scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill) 2006-2010

Compositions
Something Electric for piano, 2010 [12:00]
presence for amplified double bass, Nintendo Wiimote and MAX/MSP, 2010 [6:00]
Prabhava for jazz piano and double bass, 2010 [ca 7:00]
Mountain Girl for jazz quintet, 2010 [ca 7:00]
Cicadas in the Clouds collaborative composition for real-time processing laptop ensemble
         and singer, 2010 [10:00]
Three Rumi Songs for soprano and piano, 2009 [6:30]
Tendrel for orchestra, 2009 [9:30]
Full Fathom for a cappella chamber choir, 2009 [3:30]
O Cool is the Valley for a cappella chamber choir, 2009 [2:00]
(i carry it in for bassoon, electric guitar, and vibraphone, 2009 [5:00]
Means of Construction collaboratively composed fanfare for brass quintet, 2009 [1:00]
Chökyi Gyatso for tenor sax, 2 violins, and 2 percussionists, 2008 [6:00]
cinagrorganic for electric double bass and tape, 2008 [5:00]
Immortal Beloved for large jazz ensemble, 2008 [6:00]
Atarashikute Kanashii for jazz combo, 2008 [ca 7:00]
How to Build a Tree for four clarinets and double bass, 2007 [4:30]
Polyethylene for jazz combo, 2007 [ca 8:00]
Polo for jazz combo, 2007 [ca 6:00]
Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi for trumpet, viola, cello, and Tibetan percussion, 2006 [5:00]
A Shorter Kind of Tune for jazz combo, 2006 [7:00]
The Pet Deer for soprano and piano, 2006 [2:45]
Cello Suite for solo cello in three movements, 2006 [ca 3:00]

Discography
Stephen Anderson, Nation Degeneration, Summit Records 2010 [composition credit]
        -“Polyethylene,” composed and arranged for jazz quartet
                -widespread national airplay on Jazz radio stations
UNC Jazz Band, Tenor Vibe 2010 [composition, bass credit]
        -“Immortal Beloved,” composed and arranged for large jazz ensemble
        -“Atarashikute Kanashii,” composed and arranged for jazz quartet
Tad Dreis, The Reluctant Hook (and the day that caught it) 2009 [bass credit]
Tripp, Good Boy Charm 2008 [bass credit]
Contradiction, Sub.Urban Sessions 2007 [keyboards, bass, songwriting credit]

Performance Experience
Classical
        UNC Symphony Orchestra 2006-2011
        UNC New Music Ensemble 2008-2010
        UNC Laptop Ensemble (UNCLE) 2010 [Founding Member]
        Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop 2009
        UNC Viol Consort 2008, 2009 [bass viol]
        Pinellas Youth Symphony 2004-2006
Jazz
        UNC Jazz Ensemble 2006-2010
        UNC Jazz Combos 2006-2010
        UNC Charanga Carolina 2008-2010
        Ruth Eckerd Hall Youth Jazz Band (Clearwater, Florida) 2005, 2006 [guitar]
        Shorecrest Preparatory School Jazz Band 2002-2005 [piano, guitar, bass]
Pit Work
        Jordan High School Production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Durham, North Carolina) 2009
        Canterbury School of Florida Production of The Sound of Music 2006
        Shorecrest Preparatory School Production of My Fair Lady 2005
        Production of Crossing the Bay (Tampa, Florida) 2005
Freelance Electric and Double Bass Work
        Salsa, Merengue, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Pop, Hip-hop 2005-2011

Service Work
03.07-14.2009 UNC Jazz Band Service Tour to New Orleans
        -played concerts for workers and refugees, built a house with Habitat for Humanity

Teaching Experience
Private Double Bass, Electric Bass, Guitar, and Music Theory Instruction 2006-2010

Software Fluency
Finale Music Composing and Notation Software
Cycling ‘74’s Max/MSP
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Avid Audio Pro Tools

Performances and Readings

Something Electric for piano, 2010
       -07.29.2010 International Music Academy Pilsen; Dům Hudby, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
                -Andrew Chung, piano
presence for amplified double bass, Nintendo Wiimote and MAX/MSP, 2010
       -09.18.2010 sparkCon Local Composer’s Showcase; Flanders’ Gallery, Raleigh, NC.
       -05.02.2010 Alex Van Gils Senior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
       -04.27.2010 UNC Double Bass Blast; Hill Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
       -02.16.2010 CHAT Digital Arts Festival; Person Recital Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                -all performances by Alex Van Gils, double bass
Prabhava for jazz piano and double bass, 2010
       -05.02.2010 Alex Van Gils Senior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                -Stephen Anderson, piano; Alex Van Gils, double bass
Mountain Girl for jazz quintet, 2010
       -05.02.2010 Alex Van Gils Senior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                -Andrew Van Tassel, alto sax; Jim Ketch, trumpet; Stephen Anderson, piano;
                         Britten Upchurch, drum set; Alex Van Gils, double bass
Cicadas in the Clouds collaborative composition for real-time processing laptop ensemble
                and singer, 2010
       -02.16.2010 CHAT Digital Arts Festival; Person Recital Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                -UNCLE (UNC Laptop Ensemble); Jacquelyn Lee, singer/guitarist;
                         Alex Van Gils, James Kylstra, Eric Boren, Corey Cuismano,
                         Allen Anderson, composers and laptop artists
Three Rumi Songs for soprano and piano, 2009
       -05.02.2010 Alex Van Gils Senior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
       -12.31.2009 An Evening of Song from the UNC Composition Studio; Person Recital
                         Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                -both performances by Catherine Park, soprano; Lyuba Egrova, piano
Tendrel for orchestra, 2009
         -03.29.2010 Sight-reading session with the UNC Symphony Orchestra
                  -Tonu Kalam, conductor
Full Fathom for a cappella chamber choir, 2009
         -04.22.2009 Reading session with the UNC Chamber Singers
                  -Susan Klebanow, conductor
O Cool is the Valley for a cappella chamber choir, 2009
         -05.02.2009 Alex Van Gils Junior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -UNC Chamber Singers, John Charles Clark, conductor
(i carry it in for bassoon, electric guitar, and vibraphone, 2009
         -03.28.2010 Jessica Kunttu Junior Recital; Person Recital Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Jessica Kunttu, bassoon; Richard Robeson, electric guitar; Maressa McCall,
                           vibraphone
Means of Construction collaboratively composed fanfare for bass quintet, 2009
         -Alex Van Gils, James Kylstra, Eric Boren, Allen Anderson, composers
         -05.02.2010 Alex Van Gils Senior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -UNC Brass Quintet
         -04.01.2009 Kenan Music Building Dedication; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Kenan Music Scholar Brass Quintet
Chökyi Gyatso for tenor sax, 2 violins, and 2 percussionists, 2008
         -05.02.2009 Alex Van Gils Junior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Evan Feldman, conductor; Ben Crouch, tenor sax; Cynthia Burton,
                           Emily Bruestle, violins; Chris Dias, Eric Boren, percussion
         -04.15.2008 New Music from the UNC Composition Studio; Person Recital Hall,
                           Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Jesse Livingston, conductor; Ben Crouch, tenor sax; Cynthia Burton,
                           Sara Soltau, violins; Chris Dias, Eric Boren, percussion
cinagrorganic for electric double bass and tape, 2008
         -04.16.2008 New Music from the UNC Electro-Acoustic Studio; Person Recital Hall,
                           Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Alex Van Gils, electric double bass
Immortal Beloved for large jazz ensemble, 2008
         -Featured on:
                  -03.07-14.2009 Tour of the UNC Jazz Band with Jim Ketch, director.
                           -tour dates in North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana
         -05.02.2010 Alex Van Gils Senior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
         -02.28.2009 UNC Jazz Festival; Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -UNC Jazz Band, Jim Ketch, director
Atarashikute Kanashii for jazz combo, 2008
         -05.02.2009 Alex Van Gils Junior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Andrew Van Tassel, alto sax; Stephen Anderson, piano; Britten Upchurch,
                           drum set; Alex Van Gils, double bass
         -11.14.2008 UNC Jazz Combo Concert; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -UNC Jazz Combo A
How to Build a Tree for four clarinets and double bass, 2007
         -05.02.2009 Alex Van Gils Junior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Andrew Warwick, Sarah Kim, Mary-Katherine Bean, Will Clark, clarinets;
                           Catherine Steele, double bass; Evan Feldman, conductor
         -10.30.2007 New Music from the UNC Composition Studio; Person Recital Hall,
                           Chapel Hill, NC.
                  -Chris Whittemore, Sarah Kim, Mary-Katherine Bean, Will Clark, clarinets;
                           Catherine Steele, double bass; Jesse Livingston, conductor
Polyethylene for jazz combo, 2007
        -Featured on:
                 -Fall 2010 Nation Degeneration CD Release tour by the Stephen Anderson Trio
                         -tour dates in the continental United States
        -05.02.2009 Alex Van Gils Junior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -Andrew Van Tassel, alto sax; Stephen Anderson, piano; Britten Upchurch,
                         drum set; Alex Van Gils, double bass
        -11.30.2007 UNC Jazz Combo Concert; Hill Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -Rich Perry, tenor sax; Jake Higgins, piano; Michael Hill, drum set;
                         Alex Van Gils, double bass
Polo for jazz combo, 2007
        -11.30.2007 UNC Jazz Combo Concert; Hill Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -Dave Stryker, guitar; Rich Perry, tenor sax; Jake Higgins, piano; Michael Hill,
                         drum set; Alex Van Gils, electric bass
Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi for trumpet, viola, cello, and Tibetan percussion, 2006
        -03.30.2007 Music in the Galleries; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
                 -David Suchoff, trumpet; Adam Bensimhon, viola; Christopher Homick, cello;
                         Grant Gibson, Andrew Anagnost, percussion
A Shorter Kind of Tune for jazz combo, 2006
        -04.27.2007 Alex Van Gils Freshman Jazz Recital; Hill Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -Andrew Van Tassel, alto sax; Charles Cleaver, piano; Stephen Coffman,
                         drum set; Alex Van Gils, double bass
        -12.01.2006 UNC Jazz Combo Concert; Hill Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -UNC Jazz Combo B
The Pet Deer for soprano and piano, 2006
        -05.02.2009 Alex Van Gils Junior Recital; Kenan Music Building, Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -Catherine Park, soprano, Fallon Blaser, piano
        -02.15.2007 New Music from the UNC Composition Studio; Hill Hall Auditorium,
                         Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -Dani Nowell, soprano; Aaron Likness, piano
Cello Suite for solo cello in three movements, 2006
        -02.11.2007 Cello Studio Recital; Hill Hall Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC.
                 -Andrew Anagnost, cello

				
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