Jeff Weston

  • Graduate Student, Composition/Theory

I compose music at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am a PhD Fellow working towards a doctorate in Music Composition and Theory and a PhD Certificate in Cultural Studies. my music is concentrated on exploring modes of expressivity through the interactions of balance, repetition, space and physicality. My current analysis interests include the use of music in Hermann Nitsch’s Aktions. I have studied composition with Amy Williams, Eric Moe, Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, and Brooke Joyce. I have garnered performances and fellowships at such venues as the International Young Composers’ Forum, Vox Novus Composers’ Voice Series, Cal State University New Music Festival, Red Note New Music Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, Contagious Sounds Series, Iowa Composers’ Forum, Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, University of Alberta NCounters Festival, University of Toronto, soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy and Radio France. Before coming to Pitt I completed a MM in Music Composition at Bowling Green State University where I served as graduate assistant for the Mid American Center for Contemporary Music.