Logan RutledgeMiami, FL
Logan Rutledge is a composer of contemporary classical music that hails from Gainesville, Florida. Rutledge holds a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied Composition with Marc Mellits. Rutledge has also studied privately with Christopher Theofanidis, Melinda Wagner, and Viet Cuong.
Rutledge’s compositions have been played and performed by members of the H2 Sax Quartet, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, L+M Duo, Lakeshore Rush Ensemble, Akropolis Reed Quintet, the Beo String Quartet, Kaleidoscope Mus Art, among others. In the winter of 2017, Rutledge won a Merit Award from the Tribeca New Music Composition Competition. In the spring of 2017, Rutledge received a performance of “Out of My League” for two Soprano Saxophones by the Fulcrum Point New Music Project in Chicago, Illinois as a feature on the Emerging Artists Series. In the summer of 2017, Rutledge was a Composition Fellow at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, work-shopping a new commission for Oboe Quartet and studying under Donald Crockett. In September of 2018, Rutledge’s Stretch Marks was selected to be performed as part of the Kaleidoscope Mus Art Odyssey Series, and in November of 2018, Rutledge was selected as the winner of the graduate division of the University of Miami in house Ensemble Ibis Composition Competition.
In the spring, summer, and fall of 2018 the Akropolis Reed Quintet toured with Rutledge’s Point Blank, a piece discussing the tragedy that surrounds gun related deaths and the blatant racism underlying the Trayvon Martin murder. Rutledge’s most recent commission was from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Percussion Ensemble and the Nomad Sax Quartet entitled “Occasional Truths” which premiered in December and was selected to be performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Midwestern Conference.
Current commissions include a duo for bari saxes playing kick drums to be performed at NASA 2020. Rutledge is currently pursuing his Master’s of Music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music studying with Charles Norman Mason.