Cameron University New Music Festival to feature free concert by film composer Craig Richey

Film score composer Craig Richey will headline Cameron University’s New Music Festival, presented by the CU Department of Music, on Tuesday February 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert 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. Cameron’s New Music Festival is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.

A native of North Carolina, Richey will discuss the life and career of a film music composer, sharing his insights into the business. He received his musical training as a classical pianist at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School. After graduating from Juilliard, Craig turned his attention to singing and songwriting, producing, and film composing. His first score, for the film “When It’s Over,” received critical acclaim after the film’s premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Since moving to Los Angeles, Richey has scored numerous films. He is a Sundance Fellow who participated in the 2006 Sundance Institute Composer’s Lab.

The Cameron University New Music Festival was launched in 1976 to enhance the music compositional experience of CU students. Previous guest performers include composer Warren Benson, Michael Hennigan, Roger Hannay, Norman Dello Joio, Vincent Persichetti, Equinox Wind Trio of the Equinox Chamber Players, and CU alumnus Christopher Deane.

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

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February 5, 2016
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