EarShot: Tucson Symphony

May 17-21, 2022

José Luis Gomez, Conductor

Mentor Composers: Billy Childs, Michael Torke, Melinda Wagner

Participants: Chelsea Komschlies, Nathan Nokes, Xavier Muzik, Steven Sérpa

About the Composers

Chelsea Komschlies’ music has been said to possess an “ingratiating allure” (San Diego Story). Ms. Komschlies (b. 1991, Appleton, WI) is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in composition with Jean Lesage at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where she holds a Schulich Scholarship and a Graduate Excellence Fellowship. Read More

Nathan Nokes is a composer, sound artist, whose works explores human communication and interconnectedness in modern society. Working in acoustic, and electroacoustic mediums as well as interdisciplinary mediums, he has written for concert stage, installation-performance works, and multimedia installations. Read More

Xavier Muzik is a composer out of Los Angeles, currently based in New York. He is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Music Composition from The Mannes School of Music at The New School, where he studies with Jessie Montgomery. Xavier is also seeking a minor in Creative Community Development to empower communities of historically oppressed people to sustainably engage with the world through art and music on their terms. Read More

Steven Sérpa is an award-winning composer of opera, choral, symphonic, and chamber music. His orchestral and chamber works have been performed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, among others. Read More