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Zhou Tian

Assistant Professor of Music
Music, 104 Dana Arts Center
p 315-228-6708

Degree

B.M. The Curtis Institute of Music, 2005
M.M. The Juilliard School, 2007
D.M.A. University of Southern California, 2011

Specialties

Composition, Digital Music Production

Professional Experience

Major Performances of Original Compositions

  • The Cincinnati Symphony (2013)
  • The Houston Symphony (2011)
  • The Indianapolis Symphony (2011)
  • Hong Kong Philharmonic (2011)
  • The Pittsburgh Symphony (2008)
  • The Minnesota Orchestra (2007, 2006)
  • Performances at National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China (2012, 2010)
  • Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, New York (2009)
  • Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, New York (2009, 2006)
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC (2009)
  • Usedomer Musikfestival, Germany (2008)
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York (2007, 2005)
  • Aspen Music Festival, CO (2005)
  • Ecoles d'Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, France (2004, 10, 11)
  • Tanglewood Festival Chorus at Seiji Ozawa Hall (2002)
Recent Performances:
  • Princeton Symphony Orchestra
  • Reno Philharmonic
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
  • Spokane Symphony
  • Winston-Salem Symphony
  • Curtis On Tour (12 American cities): Jason Vieaux, guitar; Roberto Díaz, viola; Soovin Kim, violin, etc.
  • Great Wall Quartet (Taipei, Macau, Beijing)
  • Curtis On Tour - China (Shanghai, Tianjin); Latin America (Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil)
  • The Grand Air Trio (Amsterdam; 6th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, Weimar)
  • Dover Quartet
  • The Empire Brass
  • The Eroica Trio
Residencies
  • Composer-in-Residence, Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. Green Bay, WI (2009-10)
  • Composer-in-Residence, Music In the Loft Concert Series. Chicago, IL (2007-08)
    


    

Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs on PBS "On Stage at Curtis Institute"


Recordings

  • CD “Broken Ink: Symphonic Suite Inspired by the Poetry of the Sung Dynasty” (Pacific Records, 2012)
  • CD “The Great Wall Quartet” (Archimusic, 2012) 
  • CD “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano” (Innova, 2011)
  • CD/Blu-Spec CD “String Poetic: Chinese Folk Tunes On Cello” (Pacific, 2011)
  • CD “Billy Collins Suite” (Cedille, 2009)
  • CD “Symphonic Suite: The Grand Canal” (Pacific, 2009) 
  • DVD, CD “Eternal Beloved - Original Score from the Motion Picture” (Steller Mega Films/China Film Group, 2009)
  • DVD, CD “the Henry Mancini Institute – Free Music Festival” (Henry Mancini Institute, 2006)
  • CD “2001/2002 Season selections from The Curtis Institute of Music” (Curtis Institute, 2002)

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor in Music, University of Southern California (2007-2011)

Composition Masterclass: 
  • Syracuse University (2013)
  • University of Nevada, Reno (2012)
  • The Curtis Institute of Music (2012)

Distinctions

Awards/Fellowships 

  • Nominated for Best Classical Album, Best Album Producer, and Best Instrumental Performance (won), 24th Taiwan Golden Melody Awards (2013)
  • Excellence Award, 16th National Music Award, The Ministry of Culture of P.R.China (2012)
  • The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Glick Award (2011)
  • First Prize, Washington International Composition Competition (2009)
  • First Prize, ASCAP and Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition (2009)
  • 100 Important Audio and Video Publications of 2009, General Administration of Press and Publication of China
  • Symphonic Suite The Grand Canal performed during a nationally televised celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (2009). Theme at 2010 Shanghai World Expo. 
  • Symphony in C Composers Awards (2008)
  • ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (2004, 05, 07)
  • Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute (2006)
  • Composition Fellowship, Aspen Music Festival (2005)
  • American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings (2005)
  • Presser Music Award (2004)
  • Composition Fellowship, Fontainebleau Music Festival, France (2004)
  • Composition Fellowship, Tanglewood Music Center (2002)

Other

Member, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

Website: www.ZhouTianMusic.com