Ann K. Gebuhr
Composer, Music Theorist, Sometimes Author
Ann K. Gebuhr holds the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Master of Music in Theory, and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Music Theory from Indiana University. Her music has been performed throughout the United States and in Europe, including performances by the Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Filharmonie George Enescu of Bucharest, Romania, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, Naponsett Valley Philharmonic and the Waterloo Symphony.
She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and is the first woman to be awarded the Creative Artist Award in Composition by the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County. Works have been published by the Bassoon Heritage Edition, MMB Music, Impression Arts and Thomas House Publications. Bonhoeffer, her second opera, received its world premiere in Houston in May 2000, and a compact disc recording of that premiere was released in November 2000. In 2002 she was awarded a Scholar in Residence Fellowship by the Rockefeller Foundation for a month-long residency at the Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. Her symphonic essay Voyage d’Anima was winner of a Louisville Orchestra competition in 2003, and she was named the Texas Commissioned Composer by the Texas Music Teachers Association for 2004-2005. She was commissioned by the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music for Pax Vobiscum, a work for chorus, soloists, organ and bells, premiered in New York City late in the Fall of 2005. In May and June 2006 violinist Rodica Weber premiered her Concerto for Violin in Romania and the Mass for Peace was premiered in Houston. Friedenskantate, a cantata commissioned for the dedication of the 'Friedensfenster' (peace window) in St. Thomas Church (Leipzig), works for solo flute, rainstick and chimes in response to Hildegard von Bingen texts, and a book about Hildegard von Bingen with an accompanying CD of those responses have been recent projects.
2013 includes several presentations of Eight Contemplations in Houston and Germany, the Houston premiere of Gigalambo, an invitation to present Hildegard for the World Community of Christian Meditation 'Root Courses' on Christian mysticism, and an invitation to present a paper at the international conference, ...Generation '33. Bujarski, Gorecki, Penderecki in Krakow, Poland in November. She will co-present a paper on Penderecki's A sea of dreams did breathe on me... with Dr. Robert Hatten (UT Austin).
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Hildegard von Bingen
4-week Series (1 lecture/week)
Hildegard von Bingen, A Benedictine
for Our Time
Bonhoeffer: The Opera
Arvo Pärt -- 21st Century Mystic
Krzysztof Penderecki in the
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