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Chris Owenby 3609 High Battery Bluff Acworth, GA 30101 www.chrisowenby.com cmowenby@yahoo.com 770.823.1862

Education: Georgia State University Masters of Music, Graduated 5/11 Concentration in Composition Overall GPA: 3.94 Curriculum Highlights: Composition, Orchestration, Conducting, Music History LaGrange College Bachelor of Music, Graduated 5/08 Concentration in Composition and Music Technology Overall GPA: 3.45 Curriculum Highlights: Composition, Orchestration, Music History, Jazz and Classical Piano, Audio Recording and Production in Protools and Logic, Computer Notation in Finale and Logic

Creative Activity: Sing a New Song - piece for SATB chorus and piano, commissioned by the LaGrange College Singers - December, 2006 - 4’40 Performances - April 27, 2007 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - premiere

Light of the World - multi-movement work for soloists, SATB chorus, and orchestra, commissioned by LaGrange College - November, 2007 - 38’36 I. I Am With You - 4’00 II. Eternal God, Bethlehem’s Child - 3’14 III. To Us a Son is Given - 4’08


IV. Magnificat - 4’20 V. Could It Be - 4’46 VI. Our True Savior - 2’18 VII. O Magnum Mysterium - 6’02 VIII. Meditation for Orchestra - 4’18 IX. Light of the World - 5’36 Performances - December 2, 2007 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - premiere

Eternal God, Bethlehem’s Child - piece for SATB chorus and orchestra - 3’30 Performances - December 2, 2007 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - premiere - October 21, 2011 - Old Dominion University, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA

O Magnum Mysterium - piece for SATB chorus and piano (also SATB and cello arr.) - 6’02 Performances - December 2, 2007 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - premiere - May 16, 2009 - Dekalb Choral Guild, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - September 25, 2010 - Northwestern College Choir, St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN - December 3, 2010 - Northwestern College Choir, Maranatha Hall, St. Paul, MN - December 4, 2010 - Northwestern College Choir, Maranatha Hall, St. Paul, MN - December 5, 2010 - Northwestern College Choir, Maranatha Hall, St. Paul, MN

Could It Be - piece for soprano and tenor soli, SATB chorus, and piano - November 2007 - 4’46 Performances - December 2, 2007 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - December 14, 2008 - WC Chamber Choir, Wesley Chapel UMC, Marietta, GA - December 13, 2009 - FUMC Chamber Choir, FUMC, LaGrange, GA Light In the Darkness - setting of the hymn text, Light In the Darkness - 3’40 Performances - December 2, 2007 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - premiere - December 7, 2008 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA


- December 14, 2008 - WC Chancel Choir, Wesley Chapel UMC, Marietta, GA - December 6, 2009 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - December 4, 2010 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - December 3, 2011 - LaGrange College Singers, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA

Behold How Good and How Pleasant - piece for SATB chorus - August, 2007 - 2’15 Performances - March 15, 2007 - Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange, GA

Vision - piece for soprano and piano - February, 2008 - 3’00 Performances - April, 2007 - Laura Smith, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - premiere - November 21, 2008 - Jennifer Green, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - August 22, 2009 - Laura Smith, Wesley Chapel UMC, Marietta, GA - August 23, 2009 - Laura Smith, First Baptist Church, Shawmut, AL - November 13, 2009 - Laura Peacock, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA

Shapes - multi-movement piece for brass quintet - December, 2008 - 8’12 I. Fanfare - 2’05 II. Lines - 4’29 III. Mobius - 1’46 Performances - April 17, 2009 - Brass Standard, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA, (premiere) - August 22, 2009 - Brass Standard, Wesley Chapel UMC, Marietta, GA - March 13, 2011 - Brass Standard, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA

Strange Jokes - piece for soprano, trumpet, horn, and piano - 5’26 Performances - April 3, 2009 - Jessica Copeland, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - premiere - April 22, 2010 - Dr. Patricia Callaway, Callaway Aud., LaGrange, GA - April 23, 2010 - Laura Peacock, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - March 13, 2011 - Laura Peacock, Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA


Black Riders and Other Lines - multi-movement piece for soprano solo, SSA chorus, and piano based on the poetry of Stephen Crane - February, 2009 - 13’00 I. Black Riders - 2’40 II. In Heaven - 6’15 III. The Voice of God - 4’45

Performances - August 22, 2009 - Wesley Chapel UMC, Marietta, GA - premiere (Atlanta Musicians) - August 23, 2009 - First Baptist Church, Shawmut, AL (Atlanta Musicians) - March 13, 2011 - Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Musicians)

Meditation (Our Hope) - piece for solo violin - 2’00 Performances - December 12, 2010 - Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA - premiere

Tapestry - single movement piece for Bb clarinet, cello, and piano - 7’44 Performances - April 23, 2010 - Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - premiere (GSU Musicians) - March 13, 2011 - Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA (GSU Musicians) - February 24, 2012 - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (Flint River Trio) - March 20, 2012 - Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, GA (Flint River Trio)

Wondrous Love - piece for tenor/soprano, violin, cello, and piano - 6’40 Performances - November 6, 2010 - First Baptist Church, Kennesaw, GA - premiere - November 19, 2010 - Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - December 12, 2010 - Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA

A Succession of Moods - multi-movement piece for string quintet (two violins, viola, cello, bass) I. Cynical - 4’00 II. Placid - 4’40 III. Wistful - 2’40


IV. Agitated - 3’45 Performances - April 23, 2010 - Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - premiere of IV. Agitated - March 13, 2011 - Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, Atlanta, GA - premiere

They Will Know We Are Christians - piece for SATB chorus and piano - 3’25 Performances - August 12, 2011 - Kennesaw United Methodist Church, Kennesaw, GA - premiere

Quotations of Forgiveness - chamber vocal piece commissioned by the Harmony House Performances - November 4, 2011 - Kennesaw United Methodist Church, Kennesaw, GA - premiere

Variations On An Old English Theme - piece for string orchestra Performances - March 25, 2012 - Kennesaw United Methodist Church, Kennesaw, GA - premiere

ex tenebris lux - piece for flute and string orchestra Performances - March 25, 2012 - Kennesaw United Methodist Church, Kennesaw, GA - premiere

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna - an arrangement for solo treble voice, SATB chorus, flute, and strings Performances - March 25, 2012 - Kennesaw United Methodist Church, Kennesaw, GA - premiere

He Lives - an arrangement for solo soprano and piano Performances - August 5, 2012 - Kennesaw United Methodist Church, Kennesaw, GA - premiere


ex nihlio - a piece for solo piano Performances - September 11, 2012 - Albany State University, Albany, GA - premiere

Broadcasts: Light of the World - multi-movement work for soloists, SATB chorus, and orchestra. - The Atlanta Music Scene, National Public Radio, November 27, 2010.

Awards: - Winner of the Dekalb Choral Guild’s 2009 Young Composers Competition, O Magnum Mysterium

Juried Performances: - College Music Society’s 2010 Annual Conference, September 23 - 26, O Magnum Mysterium - College Music Society’s 2011 Annual Conference, October 20 - 23, Eternal God, Bethlehem’s Child - College Music Society’s 2012 Regional Southern Conference, February 23 - 25, Tapestry, expressions of color

Juried Recordings: - Vox Reflexa New Millennium Composer’s Forum CD Project, August, 2011, O Magnum Mysterium

Publications: - Could It Be, Emerson Music Publishing CO. - O Magnum Mysterium, Imagine Music Publishing CO., Pathways Series - Our True Savior, Imagine Music Publishing CO., Pathways Series

Curriculum Vitae  

Comprehensive list of Owenby's achievements to date.

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