NIU Composer's Works Receive Notable Performances

Robert Fleisher, Coordinator of Composition and Theory for the School of Music at NIU, was a participating composer in the first-ever SoundCrawl:Nashville on October 3. His composition, Loretto Alfresco, was among three dozen electroacoustic works chosen from nearly 250 submissions received from more than a dozen countries. These "fixed-media" works were heard several times, in multiple venues, including galleries in the Arcade building and at the Downtown Presbyterian Church.

From October 8-10, Dr. Fleisher participated in the region V conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. Two of his works were included: Five Songs from Carl Sandburg's "Prairie" for soprano voice and piano, which received a performance by NIU alum Dr. Emily Truckenbrod (currently on the faculty of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville), accompanied by NIU's Dr. William Koehler; and NIU School of Music professors Stephen Duke and Gregory Barrett performed Second Thoughts for soprano saxophone and clarinet.

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