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Kurt Isaacson 251 S. Church St. Bowling Green, OH 43402 kurt.e.isaacson@gmail.com www.kurtisaacson.com 630.338.2443

EDUCATION D.M.A., Composition: Stanford University (Stanford, CA) — in progress M.A., Composition: Stanford University (Stanford, CA), 2009-10 B.Mus., Composition: Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH), 2005-09 PRIMARY TEACHERS Brian Ferneyhough, Lewis Nielson & Erik Ulman AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS Winner, BMI Student Composer Award, 2013 Diploma, Sevent Seventh Annual Jurgenson International Composer’s Competition (Center for Contemporary Music in Moscow, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conervatoire), 2013 Winner, Frank Robert Abell Young Composer Competition for New Chamber Music (University of Louisville), 2009 Winner, Walter E. Aschaffenburg Prize for Outstanding Music Composition (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), 2009 Finalist, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, 2008 Recipient, Dean’s Talent Award (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), 2005 FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES & RESIDENCIES Northwestern University New Music Conference (Evanston, IL), 2014 — upcoming 34th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival (Bowling Green, OH), 2013 2013 Poto Arts Festival (Grass Valley, CA), 2013 June in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY), 2013 SEAMUS National Conference (St. Paul, MN), 2013 Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta, Canada), 2009 soundSCAPE New Music Festival (Pavia, Italy), 2008 SELECTED PERFORMANCES Ensemble Dal Niente ! as if to hold the hemispheres of their own heads together (Stanford, CA), 2014 ! ! ! triptych in the grotesque red (Evanston, IL), 2014 — upcoming Talea Ensemble !! ! ! !

a black filament connects venus to the limb of the sun (Stanford, CA), 2012 the felled tree in a forest hallucinates. . . (Buffalo, NY), 2013

Yarn|Wire ! ! Ensemble Adapter!

in the dark air, interfering with the projection (Stanford, CA), 2013 no gray rainbow over the monochromatic land (Stanford, CA), 2013

JACK Quartet! ! ensemble et cetera!

on an internal structure of the hemispherical body (Stanford, CA), 2011 the felled tree in a forest hallucinates. . . (San Diego, CA), 2012

akkordeon/klarinette+! mortuary day song (Berlin, Germany), 2013


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