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Programs: Composition & Theory

Ketty Nez

Composer/pianist Ketty Nez joined Boston University in 2005. Her folk opera, The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia, was premiered April 2011 by Xanthos Ensemble, and staged by the Juventas Ensemble in May 2012.  Her CD, Listen to a Wonder Never Heard Before!, was released in 2010 by Albany Records, and her piano concerto, […]

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is active in Boston’s musical community as a composer, guitarist and educator.  His music has been showcased at nationally recognized venues such as Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Hill Auditorium, and the Hawaii Theatre, and presented at various festivals including Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, the University of Central Missouri’s New Music Festival, the […]

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John H. Wallace

The music of John H. Wallace has been called “mesmerizing” and hailed for its “meticulous craftsmanship” and “distinctive compositional voice” (Fanfare). Performed widely in the U.S. and Europe, he has been heard on WGBH radio’s All Classical Festival, and recorded on the Centaur Records label. He has worked with members of the Chicago, Philadelphia and […]

Steven Weigt

Studied composition with Ross Bauer, Andrew Frank, Yehudi Wyner, Martin Boykan, and David Rakowski; theory and analysis with Richard Swift, Martin Boykan, and Allan Keiler. In recognition of his compositional work, Dr. Weigt has been awarded the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and […]

Jason Yust

Jason Yust has taught music theory at BU since 2011 and taught previously at the University of Alabama. He is the founder of the the Mathematics of Music Analysis Group in the Society for Music Theory and active in the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music as an editor, scholar, and board member, and […]