Music

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Music students have performance opportunities from the first semester onward.

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Stellar faculty includes 19 members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Grammy winners and performing and recording artists, augmented by guests such as acclaimed DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden.

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Numerous ensembles and programs, including the Meadows Opera Theatre, provide multiple opportunities for performing on and off campus.

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Multiple degrees are offered in performance, composition, music therapy, education and more at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Kevin Hanlon

Associate Professor of Music Theory

Kevin Hanlon (b. 1953) has written for the widest possible media, utilizing a broad yet deeply executed variety of compositional approaches. He has been commissioned to compose works for choir, orchestra, wind ensemble and dance. He is the music director for The Quintet for the End of Time, a group that realizes his interest in working from his earliest influences in rock and blues, while incorporating decades of experience as a concert music composer. Among many performances of his music for orchestra are those by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Saint Louis Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra. 

He has received numerous awards including the Koussevitzky Prize, prizes from BMI and ASCAP and grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The American Music Center and many others. His music has been recorded on the CRI, Folkways, Louisville Orchestra and Advance labels.
To get a better appreciation of Hanlon's diversity and ability, his publisher, Doubting Scholar Press, has a website with numerous audio examples at this address: http://www.doubtingscholarpress.com/Doubting_Scholars_Press/Kevin_Hanlon.html

Kevin Hanlon is affiliated with BMI.

Here are few examples of Dr. Hanlon's work.

For more examples please visit here

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