JCA Composers' Orchestra
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Coming soon:watch for a revamped "Composition at Butler" page
with audio, video, and photos from the composers' orchestra! In the
meantime, please visit Dr. Schelle's page with lots of photos
and more information.
Founded in 1985 by Butler University Composer-in-Residence
Michael Schelle, the JCA Composers' Orchestra ("New Music
Ensemble") is dedicated to the preservation (and presentation) of
music by "not-dead-yet" composers.
The versatile, energetic, action-packed JCACO programs (nearly
250 concerts on and off campus since the mid-1980s) consist of new
works by many JCA student composers as well as
twentieth-century/avant garde classics and experimental new music
by highly-respected contemporary composers from across the US and
abroad. Featured guest composers with the JCACO over the past two
decades have included George Crumb, John Adams, Chinary Ung,
Christopher Young (film composer of Species, Hellraiser, etc.),
Paul Chihara, David Stock, Dinos Constantinides, Karel Husa, Jim
Fox, Elliott Schwartz, James Mobberley, Henry Gwiazda, Rocky
Reuter, Masao Honma (Tokyo) and Aleksander Vujik (Prague).
Watch the Butler Beat video about the JCA
Fire of Desire! From November 9-14, 2011, JCA was proud
to host an "east meets west" symposium with guest composers and
artists from around the world presenting their music and research.
Here, our distinguished panel looks on as guest composer Kazuaki
Have you been to a recent Composers' Orchestra concert? If not,
here's what you're missing!