biographical extensions

Education:

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  •          2001-2006
  •          Ph.D. in Music Composition.
  •          Dissertation under Morris Rosenzweig.
  • Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music, New York 
  •         -2001
  •          MA degree in Music Composition
  •          Composition Studies with Morris Rosenzweig, Paul Levy, Thea Masgrave,  Bruce Saylor .
  •          Jazz arranging with Sir. Roland Hanna.
  • New School for Social Research, New York City       
  •          -1996
  •          BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music with emphasis on Jazz Guitar Performance.
  •          Guitar Studies with Jim Hall and Vic Juris. Jazz Composition and Arranging with Bill Kirshner.
  •           Further Jazz Studies with Reggie Workman, Jimmy Owens, Andrew Cyrille and Gary Dial.
  • Mannes College of Music, New York City
  •            -1992
  •           Three-year Diploma in Jazz and Classical Studies.
  •           Guitar Studies with Peter Bernstein, Richard Boukas and Jack Wilkins.
  • National Conservatory of Cyprus, Lefkosia 
  •           1983-1988
  •           Studies in Classical Guitar.

Further Composition Studies with:

  • Mario Davidovsky. Paul Lansky, Jonathan Harvey, Steven Mackey, Chen Yi, Henry Martin.

Important Educational Seminars/Workshops

Attended:

  • The Pierre Boulez Workshop at Carnegie Hall (2000).
  • The Symposium on Arts & Technology in Salt Lake City (2005).
  • The Composers Conference at Wellesly College in Massachusetts (2006).
  • Project Nono , one week workshop dedicated to the music of Luigi Nono at Banff center, Canada, (2009).
  • The 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM 2011)  June, 2011 at IRCAM the Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music in Paris, France.
  • Pharos Arts Foundation Contemporary Music Workshop with Ensemble EL PERRO ANDALUZ , Cyprus, (2012)

Guest Speaker

  • 2nd  annual Festival by Center of Cypriot Composers, talk on Iannis Xenakis.
  • Tchaikovsky Music Academy in Tchaikovsky city, Russia (2013), Resident Composer.
  • Department of Architecture (University of Cyprus), talk on Music and Form.
  • Department of Music (University of Nicosia), Talk on Composition and Structure.
  • Perm Conservatory of Music, Speaker at the annual musicological conference: “Towards a Path Near a Bridge” Iannis Xenaki’s N’Shima.
  • Hellenic Center (London, UK), Lecture on Equilibrium for solo prepared piano.

Awards

  • -Leroy Robertson Scholarship in Composition, 2003 (Utah, USA)
  • -UTA (University Teaching Award and Grant), 2003 (Utah, USA)
  • -Finalist at the 2004 Rare/Scale International Alto Flute International Competition in London “Aneresis” for violin and flute, (2004).
  • -Finalist in the International 2005 Hulgren Solo Cello Works Biennial Concert “Eastern Prayer” for Solo Amplified Cello, (2005).
  • -Leroy Robertson Prize in Music, 2006 (Utah, USA)
  • -Finalist in the 2006 ASCAP International Composition Competition, Work: STOES for small instrumental ensemble.
  • -Finalist for the 2006 ALEA III International Composition Competition in Boston receiving the honorary award. Work: STOES for small instrumental ensemble.
  • -Full-tuition scholarship as a resident composer in Banff Centre, Canada, (2009).
  • – First-prize winner in a Composition Competition by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Work: “Odyssey”  (2010)

Employment: 

2016-Present           Freelance Composer/Performer and Teacher

Music Lyceum instructor of Jazz Guitar and Improvisation

2013-15                    Arte Music Academy   Full-time Professor of Music

Areas: Composition, Theory/Analysis, Jazz Studies, Improvisation

2006-13                  University of Nicosia Assistant Professor of Music

Areas: Composition, Theory/Analysis, Orchestration, Jazz Studies

2001-4                    University of Utah Fellowship

Duties: Teach Orchestration, Elements of Theory, Theory I, Theory II and Ear Training

2000-1                     Brooklyn – Queens Conservatory of Music, New York City Instructor

Duties: Jazz Guitar and Theory Instructor

1999-2000            St. Demetrios High School, Queens New York Music Teacher

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