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Aaron J. Kirschner

Salt Lake City, UT

Aaron J. Kirschner is a composer, theorist, clarinetist, and conductor based in Salt Lake City, Utah. His music has been presented throughout the United States, Italy, Finland, Canada, by members of the JACK Quartet, the Utah Symphony, the Des Moines Symphony, and the American Modern Ensemble, among others. He has won numerous awards and commissions, and in August of 2014 was Artist-in-Residence at the Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, Finland.
Dr. Kirschner’s theoretical research has been presented at the 2014 Society for Music Theory annual meeting, as well as at the Rocky Mountain regional SMT meeting and West Coast Conference on Music Theory and Analysis. His dissertation focuses on empirical modeling of impulse structures in the music of the New Complexity. To this end, his research formalizes a definition and four-dimensional model of sub-meter as an entity independent of traditional notions of rhythm and meter. In addition to his work on rhythm and meter, Dr. Kirschner has extensively explored hyper-transformational theories of late twentieth/twenty-first century American modernism.
As a performer, Dr. Kirschner is a strong advocate for new music and appears regularly as a clarinetist, bass clarinetist, and conductor. Since making his soloist debut in 2010 with the Boston New Music Initiative, he has premiered dozens of new works throughout the country.
Dr. Kirschner holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Utah, a Masters of Music in composition from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from the University of Iowa. He currently a member of the music theory faculty at Utah Valley University

Spirits of the Dead

Kristin Leitterman & Tara Crincoli, Sopranos
Adrianne Pope, Violin
Richard Valitutto, Piano

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Flying Carpets

Jenny Davis, Flute
Keve Wison, Oboe
Jessica Wooldridge King, Bassoon
Farkhad Abdikadirov, Viola
Georgiy Khokhlov, Violoncello
Riko Higuma, Piano

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Concert Music for Solo Saxophone

Curren Myers, Soprano Saxophone

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