Mike Solomon's Curriculum Vitæ

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Education

Ph.D., Music Composition and Mathematics 11.10
University of Florida

Masters of Arts, Music Composition 12.06
Queen’s University, Belfast

Bachelors of Arts, Music & Bachelors of Arts, Public Policy 06.05
Stanford University

Work Experience

Artistic Director, Composer, Contralto 10.11–present
Ensemble 101, Paris, France

Researcher 06.12–present
Grame, Lyon, France

Visiting Professor in Composition and Theory 08.10–05.11
School of Music, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Visiting Scholar 09.09–07.10
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Graduate Alumni Fellow 09.06–09.09
School of Music, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Residencies

Maison de la Musique 10.12–02.13
Hazebrouck, France
Six full-length concerts of works.

Ecole de Musique 12.11–02.12
Saint-Chamond, France.
Concert of works, workshop with contemporary improvisation ensemble.

Conservatoire de Dunkerque 11.11–12.13
Dunkirk, France.
Five commissions, workshops with students.

Select Works

Sit Ozfårs Wyser 04.15
chamber opera for five singers

OVERTIME 03.14
chamber opera four singers, percussion and tape

et qu’ils peuplent en abondance la terre 07.13
for five singers, organ and tape

Prélude to Sueños del Mundo 06.13
for wind ensemble

Domerò la tua fierezza ch’il mio trono 06.13
for alto, piano and percussion

SO PRETTY 05.13
collection of madrigals for five singers, percussion and video

The Stockholm Syndrome 05.13
for electric guitar and alto

ocar 03.13
for drum kit, trombone and baritone

Kerqueball 01.13
for six electric guitars and four badminton players

Chamber symphony 01.13
for harp, viola, cello, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, two sopranos and live electronics

95 lettres d’amour 06.12
for contralto, piano, percussion and live electronics

Lieder ohne Worte 05.12
for contralto, piano, percussion and live electronics

Prelude and Fugue 05.12
for piano 88 hands

couprins et reflets 02.12
for jazz band

patchy the autobot 02.12
for three instruments

LATER 08.11
for chamber choir

Das Zauberbuch 04.11
for chamber choir

Anonymous Student Compliment or Complaint 04.11
for tenor and piano

norman (age 1) 11.10
for clarinet solo

MUB atrium — 2:21am 11.10
for cello solo, flute, clarinet, percussion, string ensemble, and prerecorded tape

man pile + ear training 10.10
for voice, cello, piano, percussion, mime, and live electronics

norman (age 7) dreams of being a violin 10.10
for chamber ensemble

contresens 06.10
for percussion, electric guitar, and live electronics

granini di luce beccucciati da uccelli di silenzio 10.09
for chamber ensemble

seven pieces for seung hye 05.09
for piano solo

aux Eppes 08.08
for string quartet

Una passeggiata per la Piazza San Marco 01.08
for clarinet nonette

Kourema 07.07
for hairstylist, chorus, and live electronics

the hive 04.07
for trombone quartet

ce que le grillon a dit à sa sauterelle 08.06
for one-channel tape

norman (age 11) visits the optometrist 01.06
for clarinet in B♭, horn, and electronics

Big Game Gaieties 11.05
musical for six soloists and big band

Pinkertons 02.05
musical for ten soloists and orchestra

Performance Experience

Contralto 08.13
Emo Ensemble, Espoo, Finland.

Bass soloist 10.12
Helsinki Chamber Choir, Helsinki, Finland.

Baritone 09.10–12.11
University of Florida Near Eastern Orchestra.

Contralto and Bass 09.09–09.12
Ensemble Palais Royal, Paris.

Choral accompanist and pianist 09.07–08.09
First United Methodist Church of Newberry.

Vocal soloist 09.05–06.06
Queen’s University Belfast Big Band.

French horn 09.05–06.06
COBRA NI Contemporary Improvisation Collective.

Head Composer 09.02–11.05
Ram’s Head Theatrical Society. In this capacity, composed three original musicals for the Stanford University Big Game Gaieties celebration.

Director 09.03–09.04
Stanford University Fleet Street Singers
Lead composer and arranger on Fleet Street, the first album in collegiate a cappella history to feature all original compositions.

Piano 01.03–04.05
[sic], the Stanfjord [sic] Improvisation Collective.
Included performances with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Bass 09.01–07.02
Stanford Chamber Chorale.

Publications

Structuring music in recorder playing: 04.10
a hydrodynamical analysis of blowing control parameters
Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Acoustics.

Stability space and the below-n threshold: 10.08
a computational approach to music analysis
International Computer Music Conference Proceedings.

Papers Presented

The Horizontal Spacing of Graphical Notation 05.11
Journées d’Informatique Musicale, Saint-Etienne.
International Computer Music Conference, Huddersfield.

Stability Space and the Below-n Threshold 05.08
Music Theory Midwest, Bowling Green State University.
Theory and Analysis Graduate Symposium, Cambridge University.

Conservative Curvature and Bins of Radicalism: 04.08
Algorithmic Measurements of Pitch Distribution in Debussy
Music Theory and Musicology Society Annual Conference, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

Administrative Experience

GNU LilyPond Round Table Chair 03.11–05.11
Journées d’Informatique Musicale, Saint-Etienne.

President 09.07–05.08
University of Florida Fine Arts College Council.

President 09.06–05.07
University of Florida Society of Composers, Inc..

Awards

LoMus 05.12
Association française d'informatique musicale

Best Student Paper 02.08
Music Theory Southeast.

Mitchell Scholarship 11.04
US-Ireland Alliance.

Community Service

Faculty Advisor 08.10–present
University of Florida Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc.

English French Translator 12.09–present
International Journal of Music Education.

French English Translator 10.09–05.10
Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology.

Pro bono French horn tutor 09.04–06.05
Tutti Palo Alto Music Tutoring Collective.

Founder and Director 09.09–07.10
East Brunswick Young Adult Charity Players, an annual musical theater review.

Languages

English (native), French (fluent).

Computer Skills

Python, Scheme, C, C++, Java & Javascript, HTML, SuperCollider, ProTools, Logic, Audacity, Lilypond, LATEX, Gimp, Inkscape.