GUEST COMPOSER







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POLAND  :  March / April 2017


AKADEMIA MUZYCNA W KRAKOWIE
The Krakow Academy of Music




Guest Composer  / Visiting Professor of Composition
lectures, seminars, private lessons,
 masterclasses, presentations, performances

Funded by grants from the Erasmus Foundation of Eastern Eur
ope
and the Krakow Academy of Music


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POLAND 
:  April 2016



UNIWERSYTET MUZYCZNY FRYDERYKA CHOPINA
The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw

Guest Composer  -  lectures, presentations, masterclasses, performances



                         




  Warsaw, w/ composer Pawel Lukaszewski                            w/ composers Ignacy Zalewski and Marcin Blazewicz
             


Michael Schelle working w/ a few grad composers: Chopin University of Music, Warsaw                   Concert Hall
          


Krakow Academy of Music
         

Composers L>R:
Wojciech Zych, Zofia Zych, Miho Sasaki, Michael Schelle
                                                Krakow
         




AUSCHWITZ - BIRKENAU

               




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JAPAN  :  July 2013




       


NAGOYA IMPERIAL GRADUATE UNIVERSITY

and

AICHI PREFECTURAL UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND FINE ARTS


JULY 18 - 30, 2013




Schedule included:


Presentation / Paper:  The influence of Japanese film and film music on American film and film music ...  and vice versa.    
The annual meeting of the Musicological Society of Japan

Presentation:  The Music of Michael Schelle  (with a few live performances) Aichi Prefectural University of Music and Fine Arts

Schelle presentation / Paper on "Collage in American Music" 
The COLLAGE Symposium, hosted by Nagoya Prof. Tagiru Fujii : Nagoya Imperial University, Nagoya, Japan


Composition master class, seminars, and private lessons:  Aichi Prefectural University of Music and Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan




All-Schelle chamber music concerts in Japan

July 2013:
 
 

Aichi Prefectural University of Music and Fine Arts, Nagoya Imperial University,

and Megi-Jima Island Grand Theatre (Takamatsu)

                         
Crusher (2013), for guitar and piano - (commissioned for the residency)
                         
Straight, No Lithium (2010), Nine Bipolar Preludes for Piano
                         
Subwoofer (1998), for solo flute,   Janus (1999), for solo piano
                        
Their House Was Around Here, Somewhere  (2012),  for seven chamber players (Japan premiere)

(a work honoring the victims and survivors of the great Japan earthquakes and tsunami of March 2011)






A few of the many spectacular young Japanese musicians playing a lot of schellekammermusik





Ryota Hibi performs "Barrelhouse"  from STRAIGHT, NO LITHIUM (2010)
Nine Bipolar Preludes for One Piano Two Hands (Hibi performed the entire work 3X at various concerts)


Excerpt (ending) of "Their House Was Around Here Somewhere ... "  (2012)
in honor 
of the victims and survivors of the great March 2011 Japan earthquakes and tsunami. Yukihiro Natsu, conductor




Presenting a lecture on film music at the July 2013 Japan Musicology Conference
"East Meets West Meets East": The Influence of Japanese Directors and Composers on American Film, and Vice Versa"





Composition lessons at the Nagoya Sushi and Sake bar 












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JAPAN

DECEMBER  2009,  NOVEMBER 2011  and  JULY 2013



 


COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE (X3: 2009. 2011, 2013):
 

NAGOYA IMPERIAL GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
and AICHI PREFECTURAL UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND FINE ARTS
 


代 音 楽 の 諸



PHOTOS FROM THE THREE (3) RESIDENCIES (2009, 2011, 2013):

Below after the 'performance' of Conlon Nancarrow's Study No. 21 during
Schelle's notorious ANTI-DECAY presentation :  a 90' lecture / demonstration
that was presented in a "John Cage-style" random / chance operation using
16 numbered ping pong balls, selected one at a time by an audience member
(each # representing one of 16 items/events of the presentation)  . . .






 Talking about John Cage and American Experimental Music

                



Rehearsal for SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE  (2010) for three clarinets, doublebass,
thirteen music stands and stage hand  :  commissioned for the 2011 symposium . . .





Post-Schellefest 2011 :

with Aichi Prefectural University freshman (17 yrs old !!) violinist, Genji Saji,
who played the absolute Hell out of Schelle's complicated and challenging
post -
9/11 piece, GIMME SHELTER (2001) for violin and piano . . .








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CHINA   .   DECEMBER 2009 / JANUARY 2010


SOUTH SHORE ORCHESTRA (Chicago) :  CHINA TOUR

MICHAEL SCHELLE, featured Guest Composer


12-day concert tour of China w/ performances in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou,
Ningbo, Zhousahn, Jiaxing and Shaoxing
sponsored by the
Confucius Institute
for International Knowledge
.  The eight (8) concert tour featured Schelle's
2002 Piano Concerto WRIGHT FLIGHTMiho Sasakipiano, on each program.
Concerts also included music by Bernstein, Copland and Chinese composers



       CHINESE INTERSECTION 2010  -  from my Zhousahn hotel room window


 
   
 

I happened to snap this picture just as:

Beijing government officials inform SSO conductor Troy Webdell (just a few minutes before the concert begins) that it will NOT be acceptable to include the Copland piece on the program :

                    " 'tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be . . . FREE . . . "



   
 


     See many more CHINA 2010 photos on the  NEWS / SCHEDULE  page


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ORCHESTRA RESIDENCIES  (2007 - present)

CAPITAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Columbus, OH)  -  February 2017
NEWARK-GRANVILLE (OH) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  December 2016
SOUTH SHORE ORCHESTRA (Chicago)  -  November 2016
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA  -  October 2016
KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  September 2016
FORT SMITH (AR) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA   -  October 2015
PACIFIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  November 2014
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA  -  September 2014
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA  -  May 2014
CHICAGO HONORS ORCHESTRA  -  March 2014
FORT SMITH (AR) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  February / April 2014
ABERDEEN (SD) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  November 2013
ILLINOIS WESLEYAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  October 2013
SOUTH SHORE ORCHESTRA (Chicago)  -  October 2013
HARTFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  -  October 2013
FORT SMITH (AR) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  May 2012
CULVER MILITARY ACADEMY ORCHESTRA  -  May 2012
DISTRICT 99 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Chicago)  -  March 2012
MANHATTAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  -  NYC, June 2011
ILLINOIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  April 2011
ALBUQUERQUE YOUTH SYMPHONY  -  April 2011
TOLEDO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  Feb 2010, Jan 2011
ALABAMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  September 2009
MANHATTAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / NYC  (x7)  -  2005 thru 2012
SOUTH SHORE ORCHESTRA  -  Chicago and CHINA . . . 2008/2010
FORT SMITH (AR) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  (x2)  -  March 2007, Feb 2009
INDIANAPOLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  -  November 2008
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA  (x5)  -  2005 thru March 2012
MISSOURI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  July 2008
PURDUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  -  March 2007
ALBUQUERQUE YOUTH SYMPHONY  -  2005 thru 2007


ORCHESTRA RESIDENCIES
  (1980's - 2006)
 
MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CLEVELAND CHAMBER SYMPHONY
BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ORKESTRA PROJEKT (Indianapolis)
ALBANY (NY) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
NEW YORK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
MANHATTAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
SPRINGFIELD (MA) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ALABAMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Birmingham)
EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ILLINOIS ORCHESTRA
GREENWICH (CT) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FORT SMITH (AR) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SOUTH BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
. . . and many others


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INVITED SINGLE FEATURED GUEST COMPOSER

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE
 

PRINCIPAL
21st CENTURY UNIVERSITY RESIDENCIES
 

Featured Guest Composer residencies including performances by various university ensembles (orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber, solo) "All-SCHELLE" concerts, masterclasses, seminars, lectures, composition lessons, film music lectures, etc.


Krakow Academy of Music  (Krakow, Poland)  -  March / April 2017
Guest Composer / Visiting Professor of Composition

Capital University Conservatory of Music (Columbus, OH)  -  February 2017
Guest Composer with the 30th Annual NOW Festival orchestra and wind ensemble

Millikin University  -  October 2016
Guest Composer with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (Warsaw, Poland)  -  April 2016
Krakow Academy of Music (Krakow, Poland)

Guest Composer - lectures, presentations, masterclasses

Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)  -  April 2016
Guest Composer with the Trinity Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Capital University Conservatory of Music (Columbus, OH)  -  February 2016
Guest Composer
with the NOW Festival / new music ensemble


The Hartt School / University of Hartford  -  December 2015
Guest Composer with the Hartt Symphonic Wind Ensemble

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith  -  October 2015
Guest Composer - lecture, presentation

7th Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival 
-  April 2015
Portland (Maine) Conservatory of Music
Featured Composer in Residence

Pacific University (Portland, OR)  -  November 2014
Guest Composer with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra

Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)  -  October, 2014
Guest Composer with the Trinity Symphonic Wind Ensemble


2nd Annual Summer Composition Intensive  -  July 2014
Featured Composer in Residence - St. Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN)

University of South Florida, Tampa  -  April 2014
Guest Composer with the USF Symphonic Wind Ensemble

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque  -  April 2014
Guest Composer with the UNM Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Millikin University, Decatur, IL  -  March 2014
Guest Composer with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Capital University Conservatory of Music  -  February 2014
Featured Guest Composer / "Composer in Residence" - The NOW Festival (2/11 - 16)

Kansas State University  -  December 2013
Guest Composer with the K-State Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Indiana University  -  November 2013
Guest Composer with the IU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Northern State University (SD)  - November 2103
Guest Composer with the NSU Symphony Orchestra and the NSU Wind Ensemble

The Hartt School / University of Hartford (CT)  -  October 2013
Featured Resident Guest Composer with the Hartford New Music Festival

Aichi Prefectural University of Music and Fine Arts
and Nagoya Imperial University  (Japan) -  July 2013  (3 week residency)

Clarke University  -  April 2013

Southern Illinois University  -  December 2012
Guest Composer with the SIU-Edwardsville Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)  -  November, 2012
Guest Composer with the Trinity Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Arizona State University  -  September 2012
Guest Composer with the Arizona State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

University of Louisiana-Lafayette  -  March 2012

Guest Composer for UL-L Festival of the Arts

Illinois Wesleyan University  -  February 2012
Guest Composer with the IWU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Tarleton State University (TX)  -  December 2011
Guest Composer with the Tarleton Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Virginia Commonwealth University  -  November 2011

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music  -  November 2011


University of New Mexico School of Music  -  April 2011


UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF MUSIC





California Lutheran University - 9th Annual New Music Festival

        The Music of Michael Schelle  -  March 2011


Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya, JAPAN  -  December 2010

Millikin University, Illinois  -  March 2010
Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, Lafayette, IN  -  March 2010
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN  -  February 2010
Nagoya Imperial University (Japan) -  November 2009
University of Oklahoma School of Music- February 2009
The Catholic University of America School of Music, Washington D.C.
     January 2009

LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY)  -  April 2008
Bowling Green State University (OH) School of Music  -  March 2007

Finger Lakes (NY) Summer Music Festival 
Composer in Residence

June/July, 2007  - 
3 week residency funded by the New York State Arts Council


NOW Music Festival
: Capital University (OH) - Schellefest 07
- Feb. 2007
Purdue University (Symphony Orchestra guest composer) - December 2006
ICAM  (
Institute of Contemporary American Music
) Hartford, CT - March 2006

University of New Mexico School of Music
(Albuquerque) - March 2006


Eastern Michigan University New Music Festival -
Schellefest
05
- Feb. 2005


HOT SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL, Arkansas  -  Summer, 2005

Bowdoin College
, Maine - May, 2005

Illinois Wesleyan University - December, 2004
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) - November, 2004
Hartt School of Music - University of Hartford (CT) - October, 2004
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith Campus - September, 2004
Cedarville College (OH) - September, 2004
DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) - January, 2003, January 2004
Taft Music School  (Crown Point, IN) - March, 2003
Millikin University (IL) - 2002, 2009
Illinois Wesleyan University New Music Festival - 2002
University of the Ozarks & Westark College (AR) - November 2001
Louisiana State University School of Music, Baton Rouge - October, 2001
University of Kansas New Music Festival  -  Schellefest - February, 2001
NOW Festival of New Music - Capital University (Columbus, OH) - Feb 2000, 2008
  
HAMILTON COLLEGE, New York - paper/presentation selected in an international competition: MUSIC OF JAPAN III: Change and Tradition (Toshiro Mayuzumi, guest composer). Paper presented: Film Music of Japan: Godzilla and His Spawn  2000

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FEATURED SINGLE GUEST COMPOSER,  1980's - 2000 :
 
Sam Houston State University New Music Festival - "Schellefest '96"
NOW Festival of New Music - Capital University (x3)
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Syracuse University / Society for New Music; Syracuse, NY,
Kent State University 5th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music
Washington State University New Music Festival - Schellefest '91
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Visiting Composer series
University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)
Moorhead State University (MN) New Music Festival - Schellefest
Illinois Wesleyan University
New Music Festival

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Madison
School of Music


Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts (Vienna, VA)
   Composer in Residence: Wolf Trap Composer's Cottage
 
National University of Costa Rica (San Jose)
University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles
University of California - Los Angeles  UCLA
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
University of Notre Dame
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wabash College (IN)
Saint Mary's College (South Bend, IN)
IUPUI Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Indiana University - Bloomington
Indiana University - South Bend
Indiana University - Fort Wayne
The Ohio State University
Cleveland State University

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Music
Millikin University School of Music (IL)
Webster University (St. Louis)
Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (CT)
State university of New York - Stony Brook
State University of New York - Albany

State University of New York - Binghamton
State University of New York - New Paltz
State University of New York - Fredonia
 
Dozens of performances (scores selected in national competitions) and "in residence"
participation at regional / national ASUC, SCI, CMS, CBDNA conferences / festivals at
various colleges / universities across the USA:  1980's - present