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2024.7.24 Ellen Rowe Composer Spotlight


July 24, 2024

Event Type

Composer Spotlight

Daniel Jamieson

Event Type Description

Composer Spotlights feature a Presenting Artist outlining compositional concepts contained within their own work by examining score & audio excerpts.


About the Presenting Artists(s)

Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, is currently the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan. Ms. Rowe has released five CDs as a leader including her most recent, “Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion”. Her “Momentum” octet was featured at the JEN Conference in 2022 and at Dizzy’s Club in March of 2023. Her compositions and arrangements are published by Kendor Music (now Excelsia), Doug Beach Music, Brava Publishing and Sierra Music Publishing and have been performed by the Village Vanguard Orchestra, BBC Jazz Orchestra, U.S. Navy Commodores, Berlin and NDR Radio Jazz Orchestras, DIVA and the Perth Jazz Orchestra. She has received commissions from the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, Minnesota, Illinois and Florida Music Educators, Fred Sturm Commissioning Project, and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Ms. Rowe has been awarded residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Ucross Foundation.

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