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UMKC Conservatory Composition Student Andrew Cole Wins Fulbright

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Chancellor's Doctoral Fellow student Andrew Seager Cole has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright award for 2012-2013 to New Zealand.  Cole is a composer, guitarist, and media artist splitting his time between Appleton, WI and Kansas City, MO. He has written contemporary acoustic and electro-acoustic music, collaborated with film makers, directors, artists, dancers, and taken part in a number of interactive instillations. He is a founding member of the Baltimore based new music group AfterNow and the vice president of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance.

He has a BA in philosophy and music from Goucher College, and MMs in computer music and composition from the Peabody Conservatory. Until summer 2008 he worked as the Johns Hopkins Unversity Digital Media Center's Digital Audio Specialist and taught digital media at Johns Hopkins University and electronic music at Loyola College of Maryland.

Cole will be in New Zealand early Spring to late Fall 2013. He will study ecoacoustics and electronic music composition, traveling throughout New Zealand, recording the sounds and sonic scenes of the natural, rural, and urban areas. He will use those sound samples to create music compositions that take the listener on a sonic journey that reflects New Zealand and the U.S.

Congrats!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu