Music Theory and Composition Faculty
(D.M.A., University of Michigan)
Winner of the 1987 Rome Prize, Steve Rouse holds among his awards a three-year Meet The Composer residency, a National Endowment for the Arts Composition Fellowship, two major awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, two major fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council, numerous ASCAP awards, and the 1999 Research and Creative Achievement Award from the University of Louisville. Rouse’s works have been performed around the globe, and his music is recorded on the Telarc, Delos, Summit, and Coronet labels. He is included in the new millennium edition of Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians, Ninth Edition. His music is published by C. F. Peters, MMB, Manhattan Beach Music, and Primal Press.
(D.M., Indiana University)
Works by Marc Satterwhite have been performed in diverse venues all over the United States, as well as in Latin America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and South Africa by such groups as the Boston Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, The London Composers Ensemble, the Verdehr Trio, eighth blackbird, Tales & Scales, the Pittsburgh New Ensemble, and the Core Ensemble. He has received residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. His music is recorded on the Summit and Coronet labels and published by Southern Music Company.
AnneMarie de Zeeuw
(M.M. & Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin)
Anne Marie de Zeeuw, Professor of Music Theory, studied at Michigan State University (B.Mus. in applied violin) and The University of Texas at Austin (M.M. and Ph.D. in music theory). She has taught theory and analysis at the School of Music since 1985.
Dr. de Zeeuw's articles on analytical and pedagogical topics have appeared in College Music Symposium, the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, the Journal of Musicology, and the Teacher's Guide to the Advanced Placement Program in Music Theory; she has also contributed reviews to Notes and Music Theory Spectrum. She has collaborated with Rebecca Jemian on interviews with Grawemeyer Award recipients, the first of which has been published in Perspectives of New Music, and she is the co-author of two sight-singing books. She served as a member of the College Board's Test Development Committee for the Advanced Placement Examination in Music Theory from 1991 to 1998 and as the chair of the committee from 1995 to 1998. In 2000 she received the University of Louisville Distinguished Teaching Professor award.
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Krzysztof Wolek is a composer, electronic music performer, concert organizer and teacher. He is a passionate advocate of contemporary acoustic and electronic music and multimedia compositions. His interdisciplinary/collaboration interests resulted in annual concerts organized under his supervision and in collaborative works with dancers and visual artists. Krzysztof graduated with a Ph.D. in composition and computer music from the University of Chicago. He taught composition, electronic music and theory at the college level at the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, Columbia College Chicago and the University of Chicago. In August 2008, he began to work as an Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Director of Digital Composition Studies at the University of Louisville. Krzysztof serves on the jury of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition and is a Programming Committee Member of the Warsaw Autumn Festival.
Krzysztof received commissions from the Creativity Promotion Fund of the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Siemens Foundation, SCI/ASCAP as well as awards and grants including, among others, the ChicagoArts Grant from the University of Chicago Arts Planning Council, and the first prize for Mobile Variations at the Concours Internationaux de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques- Bourges - 2007.
He lives in Louisville with his wife and fellow electro-acoustic/multi-media composer Allison Ogden and a wannabe plumber and full time drain inspector, the ever- loquacious cat Arya. He loves good company, outdoor sports, hiking and climbing.
Paul Dell Aquila
(B.A., Hofstra University)
Paul Dell Aquila was born on Long Island, New York. There, he began his musical studies on the guitar under the direction of esteemed music educator Al Lacausi. Dell Aquila earned a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition from Hofstra University in 1988. While living in New York, Paul was active composing, teaching guitar, and performing with his wife Grace. In addition to composing serious music as a member of the Long Island Composers'; Guild, Paul wrote many pop songs and radio jingles, some of which are still aired today. Dell Aquila and his wife relocated to Louisville in the nineties, and soon, Paul was elected president of the Louisville Area Songwriters' Association. He earned a master's degree in music theory from the University of Louisville. Today, Paul is enjoying teaching music at the university, composing, and performing around town with his wife in a music duo called Another Colour. Email Paul Dell Aquila
(D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
John Ritz is a composer of experimental concert music, with a particular focus on chamber music for instruments and interactive computer systems. He has received recognitions for his work from the ASCAP/Morton Gould Composer Awards, the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition, the 21st Century Piano Commission Competition, the Forum Biennial Musiques en Scène, and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. He has received commissions from the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the 21st Century Piano Commission Competition, Duo Velocities percussion duo, trombonist Elliot Chasanov, violinist Chia-Ying Hsu, and choreographer Justin Jacobs, among others. Ritz's music has been performed throughout the United States, as well as in France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Canada, and Chile.