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Martin Blessinger
June 21, 2009, 11:43 am
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MartinBlessinger

Martin Blessinger

Born: July 7, 1978

Current Location: Fort Worth, TX

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Bio:

Martin Blessinger is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. He holds a D.M in music composition from the Florida State University, where he studied with Ladislav Kubik and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as undergraduate and masters degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, studying with Sheila Silver and Perry Goldstein. Prior to TCU, he worked as a Lecturer in Music Theory at the Ithaca College School of Music.

His works have been performed around the country by ensembles such as the North Shore Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Brass Quintet, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Sounds New, and the new music ensembles of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Florida State University, Franklin Pierce College, and Truman State University. His orchestration of Jessica Grace Wing’s score for the hit off-Broadway musical Lost won Best Music in the 2003 New York City Fringe Festival. Further, he has won awards from the Diana Barnhart American Song Competition (cum laude, for Cradle Song), the Eppes String Quartet Competition (for Postcard from the Americas), the 2007 Illinois Wesleyan University Young Composers Competition (for Fanfare for Brass Quintet), and most recently, the 2008 NACUSA Young Composers Competition (for Duo for Saxophone and Piano). The Duo has since been accepted for publication by Reed Music in Australia and will be featured June 1st-9th, 2009 on the “Future Notes” radio program.

Music copyright 2009 by Martin Blessinger

Copyright 2009

Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

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