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KOTCH Alex Herschel 105 Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Box 90665 Durham, NC 27708 alex.kotch@duke.edu www.alexkotch.com EDUCATION PhD in Music Composition, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (2012, expected) • Dissertation Committee: Stephen Jaffe (Adviser), Scott Lindroth, John Supko, Mark Katz (UNC) MA in Music Composition, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (2009) AB in Music, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (2006) • Magna cum laude, with honors in music • Thesis: Tracks, for chamber orchestra and electronics, with a lecture on musical time • Advisers: Joseph Butch Rovan and Todd Winkler SELECTED AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES Departmental Fellowship, Duke University Department of Music (2007-2012) Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Minneapolis, MN: Selected Performer (2009, 2010) Residency, Transatlantic Arts Consortium (2008-2009) • Co-composed a full-length, multimedia opera with ten composers from around the world ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards: Honorable Mention (2008) Sequenza21 Call for Scores: Winner (2008) FirstWorks Festival, Providence, RI: Selected Performer (2008) European American Musical Alliance: Scholarship and Honors in Counterpoint (2007) Weston Fine Arts Award for Music Performance and Composition, Brown University (2006) Ellen Battell Stoeckel Composition Fellowship, Norfolk New Music Workshop (2006) Juventas Ensemble's Call for Scores: Winner (2006) Walden School Teacher Training Intensive Scholarship (2006) Buxtehude Premium, Brown University (2005) Brown University Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner (2004) • Performed Aaron Copland's Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra Margerie McColl Award for Potential in Music, Brown University (2003) RECENT TEACHING Duke University: Music 20S – The Remix through Popular Music and Technology (2011) • Teaching First Year Seminar Duke University: Music 120 (Fall) – Hip-Hop Appreciation (2010) • Teaching Assistant for Prof. Francis Roberts SELECTED PERFORMERS, PUBLICATIONS, AND PRESENTATIONS Works performed by Rachael Elliott, The Bad Plus, eighth blackbird, Susan Fancher, EAR Duo, Trio Saxiana (France), Ensemble Zellig (France), Lost Dog Ensemble, Juventas! Kotch, Alex. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Klassik & Blue. Perf. Nicolas Prost. Eroica Recordings, 2009. CD. Kotch, Alex. “Music and Recording in 2025.” Panel Presentation, UNC-Greensboro New Music Festival, UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, September 23, 2010. Kotch, Alex. “Online Remix Communities.” Symposium Fast Forward, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, February 22, 2009.


Kotch CV (MATA 2012)