Three KU music composition students, two music education students, and one music theory student recently participated in the KU Undergraduate Research Symposium, presented by the University Honors Program, April 2 at the Kansas Union.
Students from all over KU’s campus presented their poster sessions or live research projects during this symposium. The School of Music students who participated are:
Jason Charney, a junior from Overland Park, KS, presented a chamber opera entitled Deep Blue. Charney composed this for the KU Helianthus Contemporary Ensemble.
Evan Hunter , a senior from Lawrence, KS, presented Avian Suite, a musical composition for a woodwind quintet.
Nathan Towns, a senior from Lawrence, KS, presented a film score entitled Chekhov's Gun.
Becca Hinshaw, a senior from Lawrence, KS, presented in the poster session with research entitled “College Students’ Participation in College Choir.”
Katherine (Katie) Staton, a senior from Salina, KS, presented in the poster session with research entitled “Difference in Music Preference between Music and Non-Music Majors.”
Becky Sullivan, a senior from Lawrence, KS, presented poster session research on the metrical complexity in the music of singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. www.music.ku.edu.