Erin GeeAssistant Professor of Composition-Theory
MM Music Composition, University of Iowa; PhD Music Theory, Universität fur Müsik und darstellende Kunst in Graz Austria
Prof. Gee joins the Composition-Theory faculty in the fall semester of 2012. Prior to her appointment here Prof. Gee held a lectureship position in music theory at MIT and continues to hold a senior lectureship in theory and composition at the Universität fur Müsik und darstellende Kunzt in Austria. Prof. Gee has received numerous awards and honors, including the Rome Prize in 2007, featured composer at the Linz Festival 2008, a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge in 2009, a residency at Schoss Solitude in 2010, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Italy in 2011 and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Prof. Gee’s music is performed internationally with recent performances in New York City, Berlin, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Brazil, and Canada.
"It was not with re-countable narration, but rather with wordless pictures from voice and tones, atmospheric sound-pictures with an intense presence, and an inspired, direct beauty that the composer persuaded the jury in Paris. Mouthpiece IX was chosen with a wide margin as the prize-winning piece by approximately 40 jurors." --ORF Highlights (Austrian Broadcasting Corp.)
"Erin Gee's music defies a simple description. Often an impression of ephemeral, fragile poetry is formed from the gossamer quality of the work, which continually aspires to plumb the possibilities of the human voice, while also serving as the inspirational source for contemplating new instrumental sounds." --Martin Gasser in Stimme ohne Worte