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Christian Gentry

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationComposer, Teacher
CategoriesAleatoric, Contemporary

Christian A. Gentry, an Arizona native, received his BM at the University of Utah and MM at the University of Louisville, where he was a Bomhard Fellow. He is now a Mildred and Herbert Lee Graduate Fellow at Brandeis University. He has written music for a variety of instrumentation and genres including, orchestra, choir, art song, chamber music, film, theater and electroacoustic music. Some of his works have been played and/or recorded by Canyonlands New Music Ensemble, Arsenal Trio, Emily Hindrichs (soprano), East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Juventas, White Rabbit, the Lydian String Quartet, VERGE Ensemble and the International Contemporary Ensemble. He received a Barlow Endowment Composition Commission to write Flux Flummoxed for Jihye Chang (piano) and Benjamin Sung (violin) which premiered in the spring of 2010. His current projects include a piece for electronics and violin for Yohanan Chendler, a solo percussion/electronics piece for Bill Solomon (percussionist) and a piece for trombonist Ben Herrington (from the Meridian Arts Ensemble). His teachers include Morris Rosenzweig, Miguel Chuaqui, Steve Rouse, John Gibson, Martin Boykan, Eric Chasalow and David Rakowski. He resides in the Boston area with his wife Laci, son Berkeley and dog McDuff.

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