A Dream Within a Dream wins award!

The Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) Region VI recently announced Ian Guthrie’s song “A Dream Within a Dream” as a winning composition for their annual conference.  SCI Region VI includes the states of Arkansas, Kansa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.  You can listen to the work under the “Vocal” section of his Works page. In addition, they… Continue reading A Dream Within a Dream wins award!

Composer Concert broadcast via YouTube

Tonight, Ian Guthrie will be performing his newest piano work, “Wy’east”, on a young composers’ concert.  If anyone is interested, YouTube will broadcast a young composers’ concert tonight starting at 8pm ET.  YouTube will also archive the video, so you can watch it any time! The link is http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTCUSchoolofMusic/videos?view=2&flow=grid.

New Songs Cycle in progress!

Ian Guthrie is currently writing a song cycle, but not a typical one.  While most song cycles centered on brokenhearted love stories, Guthrie pursues a much more original storyline, one that reflects his

Salsa Habañero premiere!

Ian Guthrie’s new Salsa Habañero will be premiered at Marylhurst University’s St. Anne’s Chapel on Friday, May 23rd, at 7:30pm alongside Schoenberg’s iconic Pierrot Lunaire and a couple other works.  Tickets are only $5 per adult and free for students and seniors!  You do not want miss this great concert of rarely-performed music!

Salsa performance a big success!

On February 14th, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Spain opened their concert with Guthrie’s Salsa: The Allurement.  While the work has been criticized for being underdeveloped and perhaps uninteresting, the public loved the work.  Apparently Ian Guthrie had Ravel’s Bolero paradox: while the composer created something that “contained no music”, the… Continue reading Salsa performance a big success!

New York Chamber Players to premiere a work… but I cannot afford it alone

Ian Guthrie has recently received an opportunity to write a 20-25 composition for the New York Chamber Players. He has already planned to write the work, but he is currently searching for funds to help meet the production costs, which will amount to about $10,000. All donations are much appreciated, as well as suggestions of… Continue reading New York Chamber Players to premiere a work… but I cannot afford it alone

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