Composition Studies

Camille Langlinais

Camille is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in psychology. She attended the University of North Texas as a student assistant at the Toulouse Graduate School for a year, then worked for TAMS and the Honors College for another year as their administrative assistant. She is now administrative coordinator for Composition, Music Education, and Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology. Although she can no longer remember how to play, Camille played cello for four years in middle school.

Sungji Hong

Sungji Hong’s music has been described as “a work of iridescent freshness” (BBC Music Magazine), “the sound is utterly luminous” (Fanfare Magazine), “outbursts of rhythmic energy” (The Irish Times), and "a virtuoso exploration of the technical and sonorous possibilities” (Daily Telegraph).

Drew Schnurr

Andrew "Drew" Schnurr is an assistant professor of composition and media arts at University of North Texas. Schnurr is a Los Angeles composer, sound artist, theorist, and performer blurring traditional lines in media and musical genre. Schnurr’s wide-ranging experience in classical music, electronic music, rock, jazz, Latin music and other international music forms combined with his expertise in modern sound design, music production and audio technology, informs his diverse approach.

Bruce Broughton

Bruce Broughton is best known for his many motion picture scores, including Silverado, Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street, the Homeward Bound adventures and Harry and the Hendersons.

David Stout

David Stout is a visual and sonic artist, video director and performer exploring cross-media synthesis and interdisciplinary approaches to new genres bridging the arts, design and sciences. He is a recipient of the New Mexico New Visions Award (2007), Harvestworks Interactive Technology Award and Sun Micro Systems Award for Academic Excellence (2004) and a nominee for the USA Artist Fellowship (2008), International Media Art Prize (2004) and the WTN World Technology Award (2003).

Jon Nelson

Jon Christopher Nelson's electroacoustic music has been performed widely throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America, and has been honored with numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Fulbright Commission. He is also the recipient of a Bourges Prize, Luigi Russolo Prize, and numerous electroacoustic commissions.

Elizabeth McNutt

Virtuoso flutist Elizabeth McNutt discovered her passion for new and adventurous music almost as soon as she began playing. She has dedicated herself to this path, commissioning and premiering countless new works and becoming an expert interpreter of the masterpieces of the last century.

Andrew May

Andrew May is a composer and computer music researcher whose music has been performed in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, England, and throughout the United States. He recently joined the composition faculty at the University of North Texas, where he was the former director of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). Born and raised in Chicago, May received his PhD from University of California at San Diego, where he studied composition with Roger Reynolds, computer music with Miller Puckette and improvisation with George Lewis.

Panayiotis Kokoras

Panayiotis Kokoras (Greece, 1974) is an internationally award-winning composer and computer music innovator. He is an associate professor at the University of North Texas. Born in Greece, he studied classical guitar and composition in Athens, Greece, and York, England; he taught for many years at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (among others). Kokoras's sound compositions use sound as the only structural unit. His concept of "holophony" describes his goal that each independent sound (phonos) contributes equally into the synthesis of the total (holos).