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The music composition studio at Western Michigan University provides students with the necessary skills to succeed as creative musicians. We focus on helping students discover their own creative voice and develop the skills to realize their artistic vision. We provide training in composition for acoustic instruments and digital media. We foster an open environment that embraces aesthetic diversity, individual growth and community.

Fall 2015

Bullock Performance Institute: Sphinx Virtuosi 
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Dylan T. Chmura-Moore: Trombone and Electronics
Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2:00 p.m.
Dalton Lecture Hall

WMUsic Showcase Spectacular 
Sunday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
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Guest Artist Recital: Hannah Addario-Berry, Cello
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Lecture Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Spektral Quartet
Part of the New Sounds Festival 
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Student Composers I
Friday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Coalescence Percussion Duo
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Admiral Launch Duo (organized by Elisabeth Blair)
Sunday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m.
Kalamazoo Piano Company, Free

Doug Osmun, Kevin Kerr, Nathan Haering
Monday, Nov. 9, 10 p.m.
The Union, Free

Surround Sound Concert
Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Birds On A Wire and Composer Robert Carl
Part of the New Sounds Festival 
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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University Symphonic Band and University Concert Band 
Sunday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m.

Miller Auditorium, Free

Lukas Stanley and Joel Myers
Friday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.

London Grill, Free

Student Composers II 
Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Mark Niskanen and Joel Pixley-Fink
Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Piano Company, free

Graeme Shields and Jeffery Brewster
Thursday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church (321 W South St.), free

Spring 2016

Lin Foulk solo recital of works for horn and electronics
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 7:30 P.M.
DALTON CENTER RECITAL HALL, CHARGE

University Symphony Orchestra 
Sunday, Feb. 7, 3 p.m.

Miller Auditorium, Free
Premiere of a new work by Kevin Kerr

University Symphonic Band 
Sunday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free

Choral Showcase
: University Chorale, Cantus Femina, and Collegiate Singers 
Sunday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m.

Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Student Composers III

Monday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Ensemble Dal Niente
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Nathan Haering Senior Recital
Monday, March 21st, 5:00 p.m.
Dalton Recital Hall, free

Matthew Fountain works for percussion
Saturday, March 26st, 4:00 p.m.
Dalton Recital Hall, free

WMU Brass Ensemble
Conductor/Composer: Zachary Ploeger
Wednesday, March 30, 5:00 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

Christopher Evan Hass Senior Recital
Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 PM
Dalton Recital Hall, free

Birds on a Wire
Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton CenterRecital Hall, Free
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JJ Treadway
Monday, April 11, 5 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

Stephen Hepp, senior recital
Monday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Lecture Hall, free

48th Annual
 Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music: Frank Ticheli, Guest Composer

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Miller Auditorium, Free

Student Composers IV 
Friday, April 15, 8 p.m.

Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free


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