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Rudolf Rojahn

Galveston, TX      

Rudolf Rojahn (b.1980) is a composer of contemporary art music. He is the founder and artistic director of Guerilla Opera, a chamber opera company for which he has written four works; Heart of a Dog, We Are Sons, Bovinus Rex and Ouroboros. In 2012, the Improper Bostonian awarded the group it’s "Best of Boston" Award in the Opera Company category. He was the composer-in-residence for Boston’s Ludovico Ensemble from 2005-2010. His music has also been performed on Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s Club Concert Series, as well as by Juventas! New Music Ensemble, Lorelei Ensemble, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and Transient Canvas among others. From 2004-2006 he ran the Proletariat Tanning Salon, an event series pairing young composers and visual artists such as Camille Wainer and Nicole Margaretten.


Rudolf was a lecturer in harmony and ear training at the Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory’s School for Continuing and Preparatory Education from 2006-2014. He is the author of a textbook on advanced rhythmic training and theory entitled ‘Complexity in Rhythm’. He graduated from the Boston Conservatory in 2004 with an MM in Composition under the tutelage of Andy Vores. Upon graduation he was awarded the Roger Sessions Award for academic and creative excellence. He currently  lives in Galveston, TX and teaches at Vivaldi Music Academy in Houston, TX.