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M. Shawn Hundley

Daytona Beach, FL

  • M. Shawn Hundley joined the faculty of Bethune-Cookman University in 2006 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition. Still finding time to compose, three works have been premiered since 2014, including a new work premiered by the Brass Band of Central Florida and Groovet for cello and piano, premiered at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. In 2011, he was named “Distinguished Composer of the Year” by the Music Teachers National Association. Also in 2011, new works were premiered by the PEN Trio, with In Threes, and Rose Shylam Grace, with the commissioned piano composition, A New American Ballad that was recently released on the album “Vibrations of Hope” through Albany Records. Additionally, In Threes was presented at the 2012 College Music Society National Conference in San Diego. His work Surface Tensions, which was premiered by the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble in 2010, was awarded the Arch Composition Award. “Dulce et decorum est”, a work for chorus, orchestra and vocal solos, premiered in a chamber version under the direction of Andre Thomas in February, 2006. He was also honored to be a recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from The Academy of Arts and Letters. His works have been performed at numerous venues and conferences including ClarinetFest, the Society for Composers, the College Music Society and have been performed in Prague, Puerto Rico and around the United States. Dr. Hundley attended Radford University where he received the Bachelor of Music in Composition, studying with Bruce Mahin, Daniel Crozier and Mark Camphouse. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from The Florida State University where he studied composition with Ladislav Kubik and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky. Since joining the faculty of B-CU, Dr. Hundley has served as Music Department Chair and been awarded the Bethune-Cookman University Excellence in Teaching award.

A New American Ballad

A solo piano work commissioned by the Florida State Music Teachers Association.

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Love Song No. 1

The first of the set titled “Three Love Songs” based on the poetry of John Keats.

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In Threes

In Threes is scored for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. The work is dedicated to the PEN Trio and is published by TrevCo-Varner Music. A live recording is posted to the PEN Trio website: http://www.pentrio.com/listen.html