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Lance Hulme

OccupationArranger, Composer, Conductor, Performer, Teacher
CategoriesClassical, Contemporary, Jazz

Lance Hulme's music "reflects the ambience and musical approach of the North American musical tradition. Compositional eclecticism, a conscience, playful and uninhibited attitude with tradition and the crossover between 'serious' and vernacular music. All these elements are to be found as well as the most advanced structural and aural techniques." (Die Rheinpfalz Zeitung)

His music has received awards from the International Witold Lutoslawski Competition, ASCAP/Rudolf Nissim Prize, Composici?n Musical Cuitat de Tarragona, Citta di Trieste Orchestra Competition, International Trumpet Guild Composition Competition and others, and has been performed by ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe, Japan, China and the U.S. Dr. Hulme studied at Yale University, the Eastman School of Music and the Universit?t f?r Musik in Vienna, Austria. He has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and was a guest artist at the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM). A pianist, harpsichordist and conductor, he has premiered his own works as well as that of other composers, living and historical. His music is available through In Pegno Music, Subito Music and Augsburg/Fortress Press. His recordings include releases on the Albany Records, Bridge Records and LiveNotes (Japan) labels and many broadcasts on South German Radio, West German Radio and various American public radio programs.

Dr. Hulme has presented papers and lectures at various music theory conferences including the Oklahoma Theory Round Table and national, super-regional and regional College Music Society conventions. In addition to research on Debussy, Schoenberg and larger trends in music theory, he continues to develop a computer-based curriculum for music theory and aural skills. Dr. Hulme is also a music critic, presently a regular contributor to Early Music America.

Dr. Hulme comes to NCCU having previously taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Sweet Briar College, the University of Oklahoma, the Karlsruhe Fachhochschule (Germany) and the P?digogishe Hochschule in Karlsruhe, Germany.

For many years, Lance Hulme lived in Germany, where he was founder and director for Ensemble Surprise, which presented "700 years of new music". His music has been presented at the Warsaw Autumn (Poland), ISCM (Japan) and New Organ Works (England) festivals, and his computer music has been presented at the FICEA and Sonic Circuits festivals. He has received commissions and performances from numerous ensembles and organizations including the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Southern German Radio, the State Theater of Baden, Pioneer Valley Symphony, the State Orchestra of Magdeburg, West German Radio, the Karlsruhe University Chorus, Coro Piccolo, the ProArte concert series, the Rasch?r Saxophone Orchestra, Klammer4, Quattro Mani, the Henschell Quartet and others. He has received grants from Fulbright Commission, ASCAP, Culture Commission of the City of Karlsruhe, Ministry for Art and Education for the States of Baden-W?rttemberg (Germany), the Margaret Fairbanks Jory Fund, Leonard Bernstein Foundation, Southern German Radio and Center for Art and Media Technology. He began his musical career as keyboardist for the jazz-fusion band "Dreamscape".

Hulme is a "chameleon composer" (Gilles Quental) whose musical oeuvre encompasses a "very wide range" (Knowing the Score) of musical genres and styles. Along with chamber, choral and concert works, he has written for such diverse mediums as jazz, opera, music theater, liturgical, commercial and computer music. His musical style "cannot be pigeon-holed into one compositional school" but rather draws upon the diverse elements of his musical experience to "weave a rich expressive texture." (Die Badische Neueste Nachrichten)

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