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Eliot Newsome, ca. 1968

Eliot M. Newsome new article content ... (1934-2010) was an American composer, conductor, musicologist, and professor of music theory at Westminster College (Pennsylvania) in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.

Education and Teaching[edit]

Eliot M. Newsome (March 27, 1934 - August 18, 2010) was an American composer, conductor, musicologist, and professor of music theory at Westminster College (Pennsylvania) in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.

Newsome earned his B.M. at Oberlin College, his M.S.M. at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, his M.M. at the University of Colorado, and his D.M.A at the University of Cincinnati. Newsome has studied with Scott S. Huston [1916-1991], John Cage, Darius Milhaud, Alan Hovhaness, Charles Dodge (composer), and George Crumb. He taught musicology, music theory, and composition from 1970 to 1993 at Westminster College (Pennsylvania). Many of his students have gone on to become active musicians and include Daniel Crozier, Barry Hall, David B. Smith, and Susan Toth Shafer.

Compositions[edit]

Newsome's interest in native musics from around the world led him to explore unorthodox rhythms and non-traditional tuning. He was also an early adopter of digital sound synthesis, which allowed him to more freely experiment with his avant-guard tonal and rhythmic structures. He has had numerous compositions performed by a wide variety of soloists, ensembles, and orchestras. Compositions of note include: Three Life Songs, Vicissitudes, To the Terrestrial Globe, and Justing.


References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] "'The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Page'"

Listening[edit]

  • [mifami links]
  • In Memoriam A selection of recordings and excerpts from scores by Eliot M. Newsome.

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