Contact

Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Robert Kyr, the Director of the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, or Daniel Daly, Assistant to the Director at obfcomposers@gmail.com.

Robert Kyr, Director of the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium

Currently, Kyr is Philip H. Knight Professor of Music and chair of the composition department at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where he has developed new models for teaching composition. The program at Oregon is presently one of the largest in the United States, and in addition to teaching, Kyr directs the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, the Music Today Festival, and the Vanguard Concert and Workshop Series, as well as the Pacific Rim Gamelan.

Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Phone: (541) 870-1099
Website: www.robertkyr.com

 

 


Daniel Daly, Assistant to the Director & Administrative Coordinator

Daniel Daly is a Graduate Teaching Fellow in Music Theory at the University of Oregon, and founder and co-director of the multimedia performing ensemble sonos domum (one of the seven student-run new music ensembles at the University of Oregon).

Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Phone: (541) 324-7010

 

 

 


Susanna Payne-Passmore, Administrative Coordinator & Webmaster

Susanna Payne-Passmore is a Graduate Teaching Fellow in Music Composition at the University of Oregon and the director/founder of the Composers of Oregon Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble for premiering new orchestral compositions by UO students.

Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Phone: (610) 733-2279 (text preferred)
Website: www.susannacomposes.com

 

 


Stephen Medlar, Administrative Coordinator

Stephen Medlar is a doctoral student and graduate teaching fellow in composition at the University of Oregon.
Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Phone: (606) 312-4629

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rebecca Larkin, Housing Director & Administrative Coordinator

Rebecca Larkin is a Masters student in Composition at the University of Oregon, and flutist and co-director/founder of Wind Speaks (one of the seven student-run new music ensembles at the University of Oregon).

Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Phone: (802) 922-7736
Website: www.rebecca-larkin.com

 

 

 

 


Martín Quiroga, Operations Manager & Administrative Coordinator

Martín Quiroga Jr. is a freelance composer / performer / educator based in Houston, TX. Most recently, he has been named Festival Director of the 2018 Space City New Music Festival.

Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Phone: (713) 417-0024
Website: martinquirogajr.org

 

 

 

 


Jacob Tyler Walls, Administrative Coordinator

Jacob Walls is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow in the doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania, and formerly, he received his M.M. in Composition and M.A. in Theory at the University of Oregon.

Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Website: www.jacobtylerwalls.com 

 

 

 

 


Robert Chastain, Technology Consultant

Robert ChastainRobert “Bobby” Chastain is the assistant director for the chamber chorus at the University of California Berkeley, and teaches music and drama in the San Francisco Opera’s school outreach program. He currently lives in San Francisco, where he is a freelance composer and bassoonist.

Email: obfcomposers@gmail.com
Website: www.robertchastain.net

 

Application Deadlines:

Early Notification:
Monday, April 16, 2018

Final Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by the early notification deadline; we will start to make admissions decisions at that time and promptly notify participants of their status.

Apply to participate for:

All composers are strongly encouraged to apply in the category of “composer/performer” so that they can participate in the American Creators Ensemble (ACE), which will enhance their experience as members of an engaged community of collaborative artists.