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 Robert “Bobby” Chastain, the Assistant Director.
Currently, Kyr is a 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.
Robert “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.
Alex Johnson is a Graduate Teaching Fellow in Composition in the doctoral program at the University of Texas at Austin and Assistant Conductor of the UT New Music Ensemble.
Jacob Walls is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow in the doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Phone: (503) 707-2731
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).