Jake Rundall

Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition-Theory

Jake Rundall is a composer of instrumental and electronic music who is interested in algorithmic procedures and the creation of visceral and intellectually engaging music.  He has received notable recognition, including the 2006 Joseph H. Bearns Prize from Columbia University (for his piece Dogma) and an honorable mention in the 2004 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Competition (for his piece Knead).  His music has been performed across the U.S, and recently in Canada, the UK, and Slovenia, at various festivals and conferences including ICMC, SCI, SEAMUS, SPARK, NYCEMF, EMM, FEMF, and CMS.

Rundall completed his DMA in Music Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where his teachers included Heinrich Taube, Scott Wyatt, Stephen Taylor, Christopher Hopkins, Erik Lund, William Brooks, and Zack Browning.  The title of his doctoral dissertation is Polymeter: Disambiguation, Classification, and Analytical Techniques.  Prior to this, he graduated with a BA in music and mathematics from Carleton College (2002), where he studied composition with Phillip Rhodes.  He is currently a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has also taught at The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) and Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN).