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Nathan Fleshner was recently selected as a regular columnist for The Polyphony, part of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK. Nathan was also elected as Secretary of the South Central Society for Music Theory.


Brendan McConville’s works Quattro Canzoni da La Pioggia nel Pineto and Vorrei were performed as part of the 2019 “Dannunziana Estate” summer concert series at the Museo d’arte dello Splendore in Giulianova, Italy.


Un D’Annunzio Nuovo, released by Wide Classique (Italy) and featuring the music of UT composer Brendan McConville, recently won three Global Music Awards (Silver) and has received critical acclaim in both the US and Italy.


The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy (2018) recently published “Music Theory Undergraduate Core Curriculum Survey: a Seventeen-year Update,” by UT theorists Barbara Murphy and Brendan McConville.

Brendan McConville recently completed Fulbright Core Scholar Award to Italy February – June 2016. He taught a class in Italy and composed a new work, “La Pioggia nel Pineto,” in four movements. He also had dinner and reception with the US Ambassador to Italy, John Phillips, and was participant in Fulbright Commission meetings in Rome in May.


Brendan McConville premiered his piece “La Pioggia nel Pineto,” for soprano, tenor, piano, and electronics at a concert hosted by the Associazione Musica e Cultura Roseto, at Villa Communale in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy in July 2016. The concert also included a performance of his work “Vorrei” for soprano and piano. 

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