Jeremy Sagala CV
Brandeis University – Waltham, MA
Composition and Theory, Ph.D., 2006. Full Scholarship and Fellowship.
Dissertation: “Material and Form in Davidovsky’s ‘Flashbacks’ and original composition ‘Lumen’“
Buffalo University of New York – Buffalo, NY
Theory, M.A. 2004
Thesis: “Rotational Arrays in the Music of Boulez”
Boston Conservatory – Boston, MA
Composition, M.M. 2000
Thesis composition: “Lady Bathory”, an opera in one act
Pi Kappa Lamba Honor Society • Alan Hovhaness Scholarship
Berklee College of Music – Boston, MA
Jazz Composition, B.M. 1998. Numerous scholarships. Magna Cum Laude honors
Adjunct Lecturer in Music (Fredonia State University, NY) 2010-present.
- Current teaching load includes Theory I-IV (including Form & Analysis) and accompanying Aural Skills courses.
- Analytical Techniques (Graduate level course)
- Composition lessons and Electronic Music courses
- Expressionism in the Arts, and interdisciplinary course covering film, poetry, literature, music and graphic art of the German Weimar Period
- Upper level analysis courses, Music post 1945, and The Music of Debussy and Schoenberg.
Assistant Professor of Theory & Composition (Southeastern Louisiana University) 2007-2010.
- Theory & Aural Skills Coordinator. Responsible for development of the theory & solfege curriculum, and coordination of that curriculum among instructors.
- Teaching load typically included Theory, Solfege, Counterpoint, Form & Analysis, Schenkerian Analysis, 20th c. Analysis, Electronic Music, and Composition Lessons
- Thesis advisor for graduate music theory students
- Webmaster for the Music department
- Served on various committees, including faculty searches
Lecturer in Music (Northeastern University) 2003-2007.
- Theory I & II for Music Industry. These courses involve traditional topics mixed with jazz and pop music theory/composition.
- Musicianship I-IV and curricular development of those courses, implementation of Practica Musica software.
- Composition lessons with undergraduate students.
Teaching Fellow (Brandeis University) 2003-2006.
- Assistant Director of BEAMS (Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio) (2004-2006)
- Implemented software and hardware upgrades on several computers.
- Tutored students on software and hardware use.
- Served as technician and sound engineer for several electro-acoustic music concerts.
- Basic Musicianship and Ear Training I-IV
- Electro-Acoustic Composition and Introduction to Electronic Music
Awards, Commissions & Projects
- Book publication: Form and Materials in Davidovsky’s “Flashbacks”: An Analysis. Based on my doctoral dissertation, this is currently published by VDM Verlag of Germany. ISBN 3639000714.
- “…through autumn into winter”. CD Recording. ASIN B002CLEGGE.
- Commissions and performances of compositions in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
- Numerous concert appearances as guitarist, cellist, and sound engineer.
- Scores are published by Purple Wave Music.
- Founding member of TrioXML, a new music group based in Münster, Germany.
- Founded the new music group Ensemble Ilusis, a group dedicated to audience development for contemporary music
- Previous Composition chair and panel judge of the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society.
- Advanced software experience on both Mac and PC: Finale, MAX/MSP 7, Logic X, etc.
- NEFA’s Meet the Composer grant recipient
- ASCAP/SCI composition Regional winner and National Finalist
Festivals & Conferences Attended
- Masterclass with Tristan Murail, 2010. (Tokyo, Japan)
- CMS Southeast Regional Conference 2010 (New Orleans, LA)
- CMS Southeast Regional Conference 2009 (Orlando, FL)
- Visiting Composer in residence (Sept. 2008. University of Central Florida)
- CMS SuperRegional Conference 2008 (Baton Rouge, LA)
- Composer in Residence, Wellesley Composer’s Conference 2005. (Wellesley, MA)
- Assistant Conductor of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra (2004-05 season). Facilitated rehearsals for the conductor and conducted the orchestra in rehearsal and in concert.
- Professional freelance work includes conducting my own and colleagues’ compositions on numerous occasions in Boston and New York. From 2002-06 I regularly performed as house conductor of the NewMusicBrandeis concert series.
- die Grenzen der Sprache (fl, cl, tuba, pno, perc) 2014. Premiered by Ensemble Hörsinn in Münster, Germany, June 2014.
- …through autumn into winter (flute, piano, Max/MSP) 2009.
- le parallèle est devenu oblique (alto saxophone, piano, Max/MSP). Premiered at Southeastern Louisiana University by Richard Schwartz and Kenneth Boulton, Feb. 2009
- Signe (alto flute, electronics, stereo digital audio playback) written for Nicole McPherson (Fredonia, NY), 2009.
- Still Life (with Resonance) (saxophone quartet, Max/MSP) written for a student quartet at Southeastern Lousisana University, 2009.
- Jukai (樹海) (alto recorder, harpsichord, electronics, Max/MSP), 2009
- Tenebrae (fl/alto fl, bs cl, vn, vcl, pno) commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble, 2008.
- Rho (pc/fl1/ fl2/ alto fl1/alto fl2/ bass fl) commissioned by David Fedele, 2007. Premiered at the National Flute Association convention (Kansas City, MO 2008)
- Lumen (pc/fl/alto fl, cl in Bb/Bs. cl, vn, vcl, perc, pno) Commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble, and premiered in March 2006. (Waltham, MA) SCI competition National finalist, 2007.
- Symbiot (fl/alto fl, cl in Bb/Bs. cl.) – 2005. Written for Jean Kopperud.
- Games of Remembering (vn1, vn2, vla, vcl1, vcl2) Commission from the Wellesley Composers Conference, funded in part by NEFA (Meet the Composer) – 2005. Premiered at the Wellesley Composer’s Conference (Wellesley, MA)
- spaces : between : time (pc/fl, cl/bs cl, vn, vcl, pno) – 2004. Premiered by the New York New Music Ensemble. (Waltham, MA). Multiple Performances by the ACME ensemble in Albuquerque, NM, and Phoenix, AZ. (2006). SCI competition National finalist, 2006
- Woodwind Quintet – (fl, ob, cl, hrn, bsn) 2004. Written for the Arlington Chamber Players.
- Lady Bathory (an opera in one act). (2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion, Piano, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass. Countess Bathory, a Soprano. Friedrich, a servant, a Baritone. Girl, a servant, a Soprano. Servant I, a Baritone. Servant II, a Tenor. Count Thurzo, Regent of the Land and Elizabeth’s cousin, a Bass. Offstage voices: Soprano I, Soprano II, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass. -1999. Premiered at the Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA)
- The Strand (3.262) (trumpet with MAX/MSP). Premiered by Ensemble Hörsinn in Münster, Germany, June 2014.
- silence hangs in misty layers (bass clarinet) – 2011. Written for Andrew Seigel.
- les cloches isolées, la nuit vide… —2009. (cello, MAX/MSP). Premiered at Southeastern Louisiana University with myself as the soloist, Feb. 2009
- Solstice2 – (solo piano) – 2005. Commissioned and premiered by Steve Beck at Barge Music in NYC (2006).
- Stalking the Wild Moon (marimba solo) – 2005. Written for Steve Paysen of DoublePlay. Premiered Oct 2006. (NYC)
- The Brilliant Void (cello solo) – 2005. Written for Mike Finckel.
- Black Moon (oboe solo)- 2003. Commissioned and premiered by Akane Inoue. (Waltham, MA)
- Ænigma (solo violin) – 2003. Premiered by Dan Stepner. (Waltham, MA)
- Monologue for Violoncello – (cello solo) – 1998. Premiered by Mihail Jojatu at the Boston Conservatory. (Boston, MA)
- immer ruhiger, immer tiefer (4channel digital audio) – 2013.
- durch den Spiegel (4channel digital audio) – 2013.
- Red Shift (quadraphonic digital audio) – 2009. Premiered at Southeastern Louisiana University, Feb. 2009
- On the Slow Side of Light (quadraphonic digital audio) – 2008. Premiered at Southeastern Louisiana University, Feb. 2009
- Stratum (stereo digital audio) – 2005. Premiered at Brandeis University, Dec. 2005.
- Psychonaut (a self portrait in moving picture) (video and sound) – 2001 (Buffalo, NY)