Christopher Deane to headline Cameron University New Music Festival

Composer Christopher Deane will headline Cameron University's New Music Festival, presented by the CU Department of Music on Friday, March 26, at 11 a.m. Deane will present a performance/discussion of some of his compositions including "Etude for a Quiet Hall," which will be performed by CU student Grant Johnson of Cache on unaccompanied marimba. Additionally, Deane will perform and discuss two other compositions, "Apocryphal Still Life" and "Topography of Dreaming." The event takes place in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, located in the Music Building of the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex and is open to the public at no charge.

Christopher Deane teaches percussion and composes actively at the University of North Texas in Denton. He holds degrees in music from the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Dean has studied music composition with Sherwood Shaffer, Charles Fussell and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Robert Ward.

The Cameron University New Music Festival, launched in 1976, is intended to enhance the current music compositional experience of CU students. Previous guest performers include composers Warren Benson, Michael Hennigan, Roger Hannay,  Norman Dello Joio and Vincent Persichetti.

For more information, contact Cameron University Department of Music at 581-2440.

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March 11, 2010

PR# 10-062