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Ian Evans Guthrie (b. 1992) is quickly emerging as a tour-de-force American composer. He has recently received 1st prize for the Arcady Composition Competition and 2nd prize for the American Prize in addition to his many other composition and performance prizes and recognition from ASCAP, SCI, MTNA, National Federation of Music Clubs, Webster Community Music School, and other nationally- and regionally-recognized music organizations and clubs. In addition, many of his works have been performed publicly around the nation from groups such as fEARnoMUSIC, Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra, March Music Moderne, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Charlotte New Music Festival, the Clear Creek Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the 2014 Pierrot Lunaire Project. His latest commissioned works include an extended work for flutist Erik Drescher. He has served on various committees, including the Society of Composers, Inc., where he has served as the Region VI Student Representative since 2015.

Guthrie is an equally accomplished pianist and began playing the piano at the age of seven. He began accompanying choirs and soloists at nine, and two years later later appeared on the Vancouver Seafarer’s Concert. Most recently, he has won and 2nd prize in the Great Composers Competition: Music of America and many other top prizes from GCC competitions. He has also won the 2013-14 Oregon MTNA young artist’s competition, the 2014 Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music scholarship, and 1st prize in the college-level OMTA scholarship competition in 2012. In September 2008, under the instruction of teacher Barbara Roberts, he and fellow student Mary Stone performed Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with Portland’s Columbia Symphony Orchestra. He has studied piano with John Owings (2015-16), Gloria Lin (2014-15), Renato Fabbro (2010-14), and Barbara Roberts (2004-10), among others.

Guthrie is currently pursuing his Doctor of Music at Florida State University and is scheduled to graduate in Spring 2020. He received his Master of Music in Composition under a graduate teaching assistantship at Texas Christian University, where he studied with Till Meyn and Martin Blessinger. He has also studied composition with Martin Kennedy (2014-17), Blaise Ferrandino (2014), John Paul (2012-14), and Robert Priest (2006-09), among others. Guthrie has also been mentored by John Mackey, Dmitri Tymoczko, Amy Beth Kirsten, George Tsontakis, Robert Paterson, Martin Kennedy, and others; and performers such as Sheila Allen (Yeomans) and Sarah Dunham. For more information about Ian Guthrie and his music, please visit ianguthriecomposer.com.

 

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Ian Evans Guthrie (b. 1992) blends Western concert music with various world musics and is quickly emerging as a tour-de-force composer and pianist. He has recently received 1st prize for the Arcady Composition Competition, 2nd prize for the American Prize and a 3rd prize in the Great Composers Competition: Masters of Piano Sonata, in addition to his many other composition and performance prizes and recognition from ASCAP, SCI, MTNA, National Federation of Music Clubs, Webster Community Music School, and other nationally- and regionally-recognized music organizations and clubs. In addition, many of his works have been performed publicly around the nation from groups such as fEARnoMUSIC, Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra, March Music Moderne, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Charlotte New Music Festival, the Clear Creek Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the 2014 Pierrot Lunaire Project. His latest commissioned works include an extended work for flutist Erik Drescher. He has served on various committees, including the Society of Composers, Inc., where he has served as the Region VI Student Representative since 2015.

He will begin his Doctor of Music at Florida State University in the Fall of 2017. His teachers have included Till Meyn, Martin Blessinger, Martin Kennedy, Blaise Ferrandino, John Fredrick Paul, and Robert Priest, among others. Guthrie has also been mentored by John Mackey, Dmitri Tymoczko, George Tsontakis, Robert Paterson, and others; and performers such as Sheila Allen (Yeomans) and Sarah Dunham.

 

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Ian Evans Guthrie (b. 1992) is emerging as a tour-de-force composer and pianist. He recently won 1st prize in the Arcady Composition Competition, 2nd place in the American Prize, and 2nd prize in the Great Composers Competition: Music of America, in addition to his many other composition and performance prizes and recognition from ASCAP, SCI, MTNA, National Federation of Music Clubs, Webster Community Music School, and other nationally- and regionally-recognized music organizations and clubs. In addition, many of his works have been performed publicly around the world from groups such as Indaco String Quartet, fEARnoMUSIC, Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others.

Guthrie graduated from Texas Christian University with his master’s under a teaching assistantship, where he studied composition, theory, and piano performance, and will begin his Doctor of Music at Florida State University in Fall 2017. You can find more information about him at ianguthriecomposer.com.

 

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