Stefanie Lubkowski, Visiting Lecturer

Stefanie Lubkowski

Visiting Lecturer in Music

Phone: 401- 863-3660

Email: Stefanie_Lubkowski@brown.edu

A resident of Cambridge, MA, Stefanie Lubkowski studied flute, organ, and piano as a child before moving on to a ten-year love affair with the classical guitar. Her initial compositional efforts involved developing unusual timbres on her mother’s Wurlitzer organ and independent study in her high school electronic music studio. These early explorations nurtured Stefanie’s interest in creating sound worlds guided by harmony, punctuated by melody, and inspired by literature and personal experience. She went on to study Music and Technology and Guitar Performance at Connecticut College in New London, CT, and received her masters from New England Conservatory where her primary teachers were Lee Hyla and Pozzi Escot.

Stefanie has written for orchestra, voice, various chamber ensembles, and electronic media. She has been commissioned by Auros Group for New Music, Ashleigh Gordon, Anthology, the New Gallery Concert Series, Alea III, and The Fourth Wall Ensemble. She received her doctorate in composition from Boston University in 2014, where her teachers included Ketty Nez and Sam Headrick.

For more information and to listen to her work, visit www.stefanielubkowski.com

Teaching:

Fall 2014 courses:

  • MUSC 1020 – Modal Counterpoint
  • MUSC 1100 – Introduction to Composition

Spring 2015:

  • MUSC 1100 – Seminar in Composition
  • MUSC 0400 - Introduction to Music Theory

Interests:

As a composer I am interested in bringing texture and timbre to the foreground as the motivating aspect of my work while maintaining a sense of narrative trajectory. Vassal of the Sun, My current project with The Fourth Wall Ensemble uses text from Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, sea chantey melodies, and dance to explore themes of mortality and the mysteries of the natural world. Other projects include a piece for the clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas, a toy piano work, and a fairy tale opera.

My research interests include Dada and surrealism, American avant-garde and experimental popular music, sea chanteys and maritime music, and film music.

AWARDS, COMMISSIONS AND CONFERENCES:

Circuit Bridges/Mobius Collaborative Concert, Boston, MA and New York, NY, June 2015

Transient Canvas, 2015

Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH, October, 2014

Bliss Whispers, finalist for The American Prize, student orchestral composition division.

SICPP Electronic Music Workshop, New England Conservatory, Boston MA, 2014

The Fourth Wall Ensemble, 2014

Alea III Composers Workshop, 2014

HighScore Festival, Pavia, Italy, 2011

New Gallery Concert Series, 2010

Anthology, 2009

Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, 2007

Auros Group for New Music, 2005

The Aronovitz Family, 2004, 2007

Arts & Society Bloomsday Commission, 2000

Mahan Music Prize, Connecticut College, 1996

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