FULL BIOGRAPHY:

Ian Evans Guthrie, an emerging composer, performer, researcher, and collaborator, has received 1st prize for the Noosa-ISAM and Arcady Composition competitions, 2nd prize for the American Prize, a nomination for a 2020 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and other accolades for his compositions. Many of his works have been performed publicly around the world by fEARnoMUSIC, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Moore Philharmonic Orchestra, VIPA, highSCORE Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, and others. He has served on various committees, including the Society of Composers, Inc., where he served as the Region VI Student Representative from 2015 to 2017 before serving as Assistant Marketer (2018-20) and Marketer (since February 2020). His most recent works at the time of writing include Voices of the Earth for band, Shuksan Storm for orchestra, tracks for the permanent collection and a special exhibition at the Venvi Art Gallery, and the score for the story ballet The Queen of Nori. As a pianist, Guthrie has won awards from MTNA, the Great Composer Competition, and other organizations.

Guthrie maintains an active solo and collaborative pianist, frequently performing his own works and those of other contemporary composers, including Dmitri Tymoczko. He is also an improviser, often combining hits in various genres with his compositional intuition, particularly with dancers and casual audiences. He began accompanying choirs and soloists at nine, and two years later made his first appearance 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, he and Mary Stone performed Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with Portland’s Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

He also actively researches the music business historically and currently, as well as the relationship between harmony and rhythmic cells. He has also presented papers on The Business With Composers at many SCI conferences, and the article is published in the SCI Newsletter. He has presented his paper Rhythm as Function: Labeling the other progression across the United States and Canada, including MusCan’s 2020 Conference.

Guthrie is currently a doctoral candidate at Florida State University, where he has studied composition with Ellen Zwilich, Stephen Montague, Clifton Callender, Mark Wingate, and Ladislav Kubik, and piano with Heidi Louise Williams. He received his Master of Music in Composition as a graduate teaching assistant at Texas Christian University, and his Bachelor of Music at Marylhurst University.

SHORT BIO (under 200 words):

Ian Evans Guthrie, an emerging composer, performer, researcher, and collaborator, has received 1st prize for the Noosa-ISAM and Arcady Composition competitions, 2nd prize for the American Prize, a nomination for a 2020 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and other accolades for his compositions. Many of his works have been performed publicly around the world by fEARnoMUSIC, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Moore Philharmonic Orchestra, VIPA, highSCORE Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, and others. He has served on various committees, including the Society of Composers, Inc., where he served as the Region VI Student Representative from 2015 to 2017 before serving as Assistant Marketer and Marketer. His most recent works include Voices of the Earth for band, Shuksan Storm for orchestra, tracks for the permanent collection and a special exhibition at the Venvi Art Gallery, and the score for the story ballet The Queen of Nori. As a pianist, Guthrie has won awards from MTNA, the Great Composer Competition, and other organizations. He also actively researches and analyzes the relationship between harmony and rhythmic cells, and his paper Rhythm as Function has been featured at several past and upcoming conferences across the continent.

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