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					BRETT WARTCHOW
composer | sonic artist | intermedia collaborator
bwartchow@me.com
www.brettwartchow.com


EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy in Composition (in progress)
       University of Minnesota
       Concentrations: music technologies, intermedia and sonic art
       Principal Instructors: Doug Geers, Alex Lubet

Master of Music in Intermedia Music Technologies
       University of Oregon, June 2008
       Concentrations: music technologies, intermedia collaboration, installation art
       Principal Instructors: Jeffrey Stolet, Christian Cherry, Sana Krusow
       Terminal Project: Placeless Garden: Interactive Audiovisual Structured
              Improvisation

Master of Music in Composition
       University of Oregon, June 2006
       Concentration: composition, intermedia collaboration
       Principal Instructors: David Crumb, Jeffrey Stolet, Christian Cherry
       Thesis: Refractions: A Composition in Two Movements for Large Chamber
              Ensemble

Bachelor of Arts
      St. Cloud State University, May 2001
      Concentrations: composition, music theory, jazz studies
      Principal Instructors: Scott Miller, Melissa Krause, Kim Gast

Courses in Music and Art
      Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, Fall Semester 1999
      Principal Instructors: Scott Miller, Jan Vicar

ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD
Adjunct Professor, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

       Orchestration, Spring 2010
          • Facilitated student’s orchestral readings
          • Mentored students in developing standard notational skills
          • Wrote and presented original lectures
          • Classroom taught textbook materials
          • Advised students in individual consultations
          • Issued term grades
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       Counterpoint, Fall 2009
          • Wrote and presented original lectures
          • Wrote original quizzes and exams
          • Classroom taught textbook materials
          • Assigned and graded course assignments
          • Advised students in individual consultations
          • Issued term grades

       Music Theory II, Fall 2009
         • Wrote and presented original lectures
         • Wrote original quizzes and exams
         • Classroom taught textbook materials
         • Advised students in individual consultations
         • Classroom taught textbook materials
         • Issued term grades

Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

       Fundamentals of Music, Fall 2009
          • Wrote and presented original lectures
          • Wrote original quizzes and exams
          • Classroom taught textbook materials
          • Conducted individual performance evaluations in musicianship skills
          • Advised students in individual consultations
          • Graded homework, term papers, midterm and final exams
          • Issued term grades

Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

       History of Rock and Roll I, Fall 2010
       History of Rock and Roll II, Spring 2010
       History of Rock and Roll II, Spring 2009
       History of Rock and Roll I, Fall 2008
           • Wrote and presented original lectures
           • Classroom taught topics pre-determined by course professors
           • Facilitated large group discussions and listening exercises
           • Advised students in individual consultations
           • Graded term papers and final exams

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Future Music Oregon Studios, University of Oregon,
Eugene, OR

       2007–2008 Academic Year
          • Maintained Intermedia Music Technology department studios
          • Served as personal liaison for guest artists and visiting professors
          • Designed Future Music Oregon website
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Teaching Assistant, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

       Electronic Music II, Spring 2001
          • Oriented individual students to electronic music studio software and
              technologies
          • Tutored individual students with course assignments

       Ear Training, Spring 1999
           • Led classroom exercises in aural skills in both sight singing and dictation
           • Assisted in creation and development of classroom materials


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Crazy Daisy Productions, Eugene, OR

       Digital Audio Technician, January 2005–present
           • Mastered and mixed digital audio recordings sold nationally and
               internationally
           • Created and recorded instrumental and vocal arrangements from pre-
               composed material

University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR

       Audio Streaming Technician, October 2007–March 2008
          • Converted analog and LP recordings to digital audio media for online
              streaming
          • Archived digital audio media into library’s digital repository

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

       Music Department Computer Lab Supervisor, September 2000–May 2001
         • Oversaw daily operation of small computer music lab
         • Responsible for maintaining proper functioning of computer lab
             equipment
         • Assisted students in using computer music applications and solving
             software problems

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Acoustic, electroacoustic and computer music composition, improvisation;
Development of interactive music technologies that enhance learning environments;
Interactive performance and instrument design systems;
Sonic and installation art;
Intermedia collaboration;
Kyma, Max/MSP/Jitter
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SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, FESTIVALS
American Composers Forum (ACF)
Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS)
SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Arts
Electronic Music Midwest (EMM)
Eugene Composers Collective
Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium

SERVICE (PARTIAL LIST)
Co-producer, New Music Scrapbook <http://newmusicscrapbook.com/>
Adjudication Committee Member, 2010 SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Arts
Adjudication Committee Member, 2010 SEAMUS National Conference
Assistant Producer, 2009 SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Arts
Adjudication Committee Member, 2009 SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Arts
Public Relations, Eugene Composers Collective, 2005–2007

FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS
Teaching Assistantship, University of Minnesota, Fall 2008–Spring 2011
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2007–2008 Academic Year
Ruth Close Fellowship for Composition, University of Oregon, Fall 2002–Spring 2005
Most Outstanding Music Student, St. Cloud State University, 2001
Jean Adler Low Wind Scholarship, St. Cloud State University, 1998–1999 Academic
       Year
Roger Barrett Brass Scholarship, St. Cloud State University, 1997–1998 Academic Year
SCSU Music Scholarship, St. Cloud State University, 1996–1997 Academic Year

WORKS LIST (PARTIAL LIST)
Sandboxing, 2010
Structured improvisation for percussion and interactive electronics
Collaboration with Nick Zielinski, drummer/composer

Germination Variations, 2010
Composition for fixed stereo digital audio media

Ellipsis Forms I, 2009
Concert music composition for B-flat clarinet, piano and percussion
Composed for Zeitgeist

Rocks & Bottles, 2008
Structured improvisation for trumpet and interactive stereo electronics
Co-created with Dan Eikmeier
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Living Art, 2008
Concert dance piece for six dancers and stereo digital audio media
Created for University of Oregon School of Music and Dance 2008 spring
commencement

Placeless Garden, 2008
Audiovisual interactive structured improvisation for video and 4- or 8-channel
electronics using gaming and MIDI controllers as real-time performance devices
Master’s Terminal Project, Intermedia Music Technologies, University of Oregon

Renaissance in the Wilderness, 2007
Music for documentary film
Commissioned by Big Bang Little Bang Productions

Mobile Refuse, 2007
Site-specific art installation using soundscape composition and video projection
Collaboration with multimedia artists Joel Mertz and Mariko Sasaki, graphic designers

Stairwell, 2007
Site-specific, fully immersive performance piece for creative movement, horn, Tibetan
cymbals and 2-channel interactive electroacoustics
Collaboration with dancers Chris Gorney and Valerie Ifill and composer Jason
Gurraughty

WrEeBmEiNx, 2007
Interactive stereo remix instrument in six parts using the Nintendo Wiimote gaming
controller and digital audio excerpts from Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for String
Quartet, op. 5, Movement I

Celestial Dialogues, 2007
Concert music composition for bassoon and stereo, stereo, 4- or 8-channel digital
audio media
Commissioned by Brian Ellingboe, bassoonist

Just Between Us, 2007
Concert dance piece for two dancers and stereo digital audio media
Commissioned by Carrie Goodnight, choreographer

Gaming Controller Trio, 2007
8-channel interactive structured improvisation for three performers using the Logitech
Extreme 3-D joystick, Saitek FPS P990 gaming controller and Nintendo Wiimote
gaming controller
Collaboration with David Roberts and Michael Macemon, composers
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Hell’s Kitchen, 2006
Installation for kitchen implement array and 4-channel interactive electroacoustics

Poetry of Colliding Islands, 2006
Installation for random and predetermined participants and 4-channel realtime audio
processing

Prairie River, 2005
Concert dance piece for ten dancers and large chamber ensemble
Commissioned by the Miles Reif Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Rapids, MN

Secrets and Support, 2005
Concert dance piece for five movers and stereo digital audio media
Commissioned by Carly Manion, choreographer

Refractions, 2005
Composition in two movements for large chamber ensemble
Master’s thesis, Composition, University of Oregon

Ascension, 2005
Composition for fixed stereo digital audio media

Trading Fours, 2005
Algorithmic computer music for stereo loudspeakers

Portraits of Táhirih, 2004
Five-part song cycle for soprano, flute, piano and three percussionists

Nocturne for String Trio, 2004
Composition for violin, viola and cello

Wind Quintet No. 1, 2003
Three-movement composition for standard wind quintet

Expansion, 2003
Composition for Balinese Gamelan

Arabic Hidden Word No. 64, 2003
Composition for SSAATBB chorus

Hesse, 2003
Composition for solo bassoon

Blossom Of The Ancient Root, 2003
Composition for two pianos, four hands.
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Persian Hidden Word No. 18, 2002
Composition for soprano, flute, viola and piano

Shíraz, 2001, edited 2003
Composition for symphonic wind ensemble, piano and organ
Composed for the St. Cloud State University Wind Ensemble

Zrození z osamelych kamenu (1999)
Composition for B-flat clarinet, trumpet, vibraphone, toms and bass drum

PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS (PARTIAL LIST)
Sandboxing
   • Conference for Disabilities and Inclusive Education, University of Minnesota
      campus, (premier), July 2010

Germination Variations
   • Electronic Music Midwest, Romeoville, IL, October 2010
   • Posting on newmusicscrapbook.com, August 2010
   • SEAMUS National Conference (premier), St. Cloud State University campus
      (premier), April 2010

Ellipsis Forms I
     • Zeitgeist, Studio Z, St. Paul, MN, May 2009

Rocks & Bottles
   • Electronic Music Midwest, Kansas City, KS, October 2009
   • Rocks & Bottles, SPARK Festival, University of Minnesota campus (premier),
      February 2009

WrEeBmEiNx
   • “Laptops Unplugged”, St. Cloud, MN, July 2009
   • Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota campus (premier), October 2008
   • “First Mondays”, St. Cloud State University campus, November 2008

Placeless Garden
   • “First Mondays”, St. Cloud State University campus, November 2008
   • Schnitzer Art Museum, University of Oregon campus, May 2008
   • Future Music Oregon concert, University of Oregon campus (premier), May 2008

Celestial Dialogues
   • Brian Ellingboe DMA recital, University of Wisconsin at Madison campus, April
       2010
   • Brian Ellingboe, Midwest Garduate Music Consortium, University of Wisconsin
       at Madison campus (premier), February 2008
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   •   Steve Vacchi, Schnitzer Art Museum, University of Oregon campus, November
       2007

Hell’s Kitchen
    • LaVerne Krause Gallery, University of Oregon campus, April 2006

Poetry of Colliding Islands
   • Eric Washburn Gallery, University of Oregon campus, February 2006

Prarie River
   • 25th Anniversary Celebration, Grand Rapids, MN, January 2006
   • Itasca Symphony Orchestra, Miles Reif Center, Grand Rapids, MN, spring 2006

Ascension
   • Future Music Oregon concert, University of Oregon campus (premier), May 2005
   • Eugene Composers Collective concert, DIVA (Downtown Initiative for the Visual
      Arts), Eugene, OR, November 2007

Shiraz
    • SCSU Wind Ensemble, Richard K. Hansen cond., Bethel University campus, fall
       2008
    • SCSU Wind Ensemble, Richard K. Hansen cond., St. Cloud State University
       campus, May 2002
    • SCSU Wind Ensemble, Richard K. Hansen cond., Cathedral of St. Mary
       (premier), April 2001

Zrození z osamelych kamenu
   • Palacky University (premier), Olomouc, Czech Republic, December 1999

				
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