Former CEMI Staff

Former CEMI Staff

Garrison Gerard

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 8:25am -- cap0323

Composition has always an integral part of my musical experience. My music is heavily informed by my experience as a pianist and trumpet player. I am heavily involved in electro-acoustic music, and I believe that the expanding horizons in this area of music hold immense promise.

Beyond composition, I am also active as a conductor. I am currently working towards a related field in conducting, and had the fortune to conduct the Harding University Wind Symphony as their student conductor for two seasons.

Clay Davidson

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 2:06pm -- cap0323

Clayton Simmons Davidson has been involved with different musical projects as a composer, guitarist, arranger and songwriter. His music has been performed around the United States, as well as in Europe. He is fascinated by tightly-integrated forms, polysemy, timbre, gesture, frames, and transcontextuality in his music.  Mr.

Alex Buehler

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 8:36am -- cap0323

Alex is a Colorado composer currently pursuing his MA in Composition at the University of North Texas where he studies with Dr. Joseph Klein. Alex uses minimalist techniques, without being a "minimalist."His sense of harmonic stasis and variety is nicely fine-tuned and his sonic Imagination is vivid and really invites you in to an unfolding landscape. His breadth of harmonic language is nice and expansive; from single tones, to triads and more extended sound masses. Alex received his BME and BM in Composition at Colorado State University while studying with Dr.

Elaine Di Falco

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:18pm -- cap0323

Elaine Di Falco is a senior graduate student in interdisciplinary music composition integrating new media art into her work. Her interests include the production of documentary filmmaking for planetarium domes that explore the topics of music, astronomy and cosmology. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University where she studied composition with Pulitzer Prize nominee, and UNT alumni, Kevin Walczyk.

Omar Fraire

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:56am -- smv0072

Human as an artist, inventor, magician, curator, teacher. After having deserted from two composition universities. He specializes in Sonology (Koninklijk Conservatorium - Holland) and holds a Master's Degree in Contemporary Art as auditor (Aguascalientes) and an M.A. from Wesleyan University (New England). His work is inserted into reality by transducing it and functions as an act of resistance. Enjoys collaborative work and your energies oscillate across disciplines.

Alejandro Sosa Carrillo

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:32am -- smv0072

Alejandro Carrillo (Mexico City, 1993) is a composer and improviser whose work oscillate from contemplative instrumental landscapes to unique electronic/interactive music performances. His interests in multimedia have led to collaboration with dancers, photographers, filmmakers, actors, visual artists and instrumentalists as well as solo performances in different types of venues in Mexico, United States and Poland. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Composition at the University of North Texas where he is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Composition.

Chaz Underriner

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:45am -- jel0187

Chaz Underriner (b. 1987) is a composer/guitarist interested primarily in interdisciplinary collaboration, experimental music and improvisation. His recent work includes composing and directing a multimedia opera, collaboration with numerous filmmakers, pieces for chamber ensemble(s) and collaborations with choreographers. As a guitarist, Chaz has performed the works of many living composers including Sofia Gubaidulina, Mark Applebaum and Michael Pisaro both as a soloist, in a chamber setting as well as performing in numerous music festivals internationally.

Robert Trusko

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:44am -- jel0187

Robert Trusko, a Philadelphia native, completed a Master's degree at University of North Texas in Music Composition in 2014. Robert’s main focus is creating and performing music that is both artful and accessible. In addition to composition, Robert plays electric bass and double bass in a wide variety of genres including gospel, jazz, r&b, hip-hop, new music, classical, and South Indian Karnatik music. He also has completed work as a film composer, songwriter, engineer, arranger, sound designer, and producer.

Dan Tramte

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:43am -- jel0187

 Dan Tramte is currently working towards his PhD in music composition with a specialization in computer music media at the University of North Texas. He also holds degrees in percussion performance (BM) and Composition (MM) from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). His primary teachers have included Elainie Lillios, Mikel Kuehn, Andrew May, and David Bithell. His music has been programmed on numerous computer music conferences and can be heard on the CDCM computer music series, vol. 38.

Zachary Thomas

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:42am -- jel0187

Zachary Thomas draws on his training as performer, theorist, and educator as well as his experience as programmer and technician to explore the consequences of diverse philosophical positions and psychological states in (primarily musical) media with a methodology heavily informed by J.T. Fraser's chronosophical paradigm, the musico-semiotic tradition initiated by E.


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