NIU Musicians Make Their Mark at Annual SEAMUS Conference

Robert Fleisher, Andy Walters, Elainie Lillios, Greg Beyer, Erin Lesser

SEAMUS, the Society for Electro-Acoustical Music in the United States, held its 2010 conference April 8-10 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. NIU musicians were in attendance, performing, and participating as featured composers.

NIU School of Music faculty composer Robert Fleisher attended the 25th-anniversary conference, where the opening concert included his composition Loretto Alfresco. A grant received from the Illinois Arts Council supported Dr. Fleisher’s participation in the SEAMUS conference, where he also enjoyed catching up with NIU alums Elainie Lillios (now a professor at Bowling Green State University), Andrew Walters (now a professor at Mansfield State University), and Tony Reimer (currently a doctoral student at the University of Illinois). The same weekend, Bob's duo for soprano saxophone and clarinet, Second Thoughts, was performed by members of the Fire Wire Ensemble, during the New Music Festival 2010 (“Dualities”) at the University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO).

Appearing as a performer at SEAMUS was School of Music percussion professor Greg Beyer. Greg and his wife, flutist Erin Lesser, performed "...dissipation of a thought..." by composer Jeff Herriott.

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