Teaching

In October 2022 I joined the staff at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, where I serve as Professor of Composition. I worked at the University of Huddersfield as Professor of Composition from 2007–2022, where I was also Director of the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) from 2017–22. In addition to 15 years of composition teaching at Huddersfield, including supervising 35 PhD and Masters by Research projects, I also taught conducting and various modules in musicology, analysis, music technology, and innumerable individual projects on a wide variety of subjects. I taught previously as Lecturer in Composition at Northwestern University from 2005–07, as Lecturer in Music at Buffalo State College from 2003–04, and as Presidential Fellow at the University at Buffalo from 1998–2003.

I have given composition masterclasses and individual lessons at institutions worldwide, including at Harvard, Northwestern University, SUNY Buffalo, Oberlin, Penn State University, Oxford, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Singapore, SEGi College Malaysia, Society of Malaysian Contemporary Composers, as well as through extended Erasmus exchange residencies at Kunstuniversität Graz and the Norwegian Academy of Music.

I have taught as well at various festivals and composer courses, including Mixtur Festival Barcelona, the Florida Contemporary Music Festival, and the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival (National Centre for Early Music, York), and have led several student composer workshops and professional development programmes as a conductor, including with Ensemble Musikfabrik (Adventure #5 and Adventure #9, in partnership with the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln), ELISION (University at Buffalo), Ensemble Proton Bern (Protonwerk No. 11), and International Contemporary Ensemble (Northwestern University). Forthcoming festival teaching includes the Line Upon Line Austin Winter Composer Festival (January 2023).

I am also available for private lessons, both in composition and conducting, either internationally via Zoom or in person in Berlin. Please contact me through the Contact form in the righthand navigation pane for information about rates and scheduling.