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The practice and study of composition has a long tradition at the University of Utah. The legacies of several trailblazing composers, including the illustrious Utah composer Leroy Robertson (1896-1971), the innovative Hispanic American composer Ramiro Cortés (1933-1984) and the electroacoustic music pioneer Vladimir Ussachevsky (1911-1990), have helped shape the dynamic character of the Composition Area and continue to inspire composition faculty to value innovative original work and the development of each student’s personal musical voice.
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With an average of 25 composition students, 10 graduate and 15 undergraduate, the composition faculty can offer students individualized instruction and provide a stimulating environment that fosters the development of students’ creative and technical abilities in writing music. Each year, the area offers four student composers concerts, recorded reading sessions of student works with local professionals, and recitals and master classes from visiting artists and ensembles. Each semester, the Maurice Abravanel Visiting Distinguished Composer Series brings in a celebrated composer for a three-day residency that allows students to interact directly with renowned composers, such as John Adams,Milton Babbitt,John Corigliano, Mario Davidovsky,Lou Harrison, Jonathan Harvey,Tristan Murail, and Shulamit Ran,in an informal setting.
Our students typically go on to prestigious graduate programs or to teaching positions at academic institutions in the United States and beyond.
at the inaugural concert of the Ostrava Days Festival in the Czech Republic and a work for electronics performed at the Transmission Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany. Igor Marques will have a work performed later this year at a festival in Brazil.
will be performed at a new music festival in Birmingham, Alabama in October. His work Dandelion was performed in June at the 21st Zoltan Kodaly International Children’s Choral Festival in Komlo, Hungary.
from the Shapiro Foundation and Chamber Music America. His recent performances include Heard Through Mixtful Eyes at the CRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Lamezia Terme, Italy; and the premiere of a work for chamber orchestra at Miller Theatre in New York.
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As we have considered mortifying sin, or putting it to death, as taught by John Owen, we first looked at how the law awakens sin so we can address it in Christ and then clarified what is meant by killing sin bywarning against mortification's false forms. In this final post on this subject, I want to bring out another important aspect Owen treats regarding overcoming sin. Mortification is a hopeless business without the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Indeed, the pattern of gospel living Jesus and the apostles set before us is that we are not only to put sin to death but also live unto righteousness. Just as Christ died and then was raised, so we are daily to die to sin and live in obedience to Christ.As Paul told the Ephesians:
But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self , which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self , which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth" (Eph. 4:20-24). The putting off the old self is mortification; the putting on of the new self is know as vivification. You cannot do the one without the other, as they are two sides of the same gospel coin. For instance, as Paul further instructs in this fourth chapter of Ephesians, it is not suitable for a thief to simply stop stealing. He must also learn to work and provide for others (see Eph. 4:28). This dual-nature work of God in the life of the believer is known as sanctification, and in the catechism answer on what sanctification is we can see both mortification and vivification are present."Sanctification is the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness" (WSC 36).you lay aside the old self put on the new self
Both mortification and vivification are the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life. As Paul states, "If you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live" (Rom. 8:13; see also Rom. 8:4; Gal. 5:16-25; II Thes. 2:13). So how does the Spirit of God work in vivification? Here are at least five ways.