Austin Jaquith, Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Dr. Jaquith teaches courses in music theory, composition, and technology as well as having an active presence as a composer both locally and nationally. Recent performances of his compositions include Blaze of Autumn by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Quintet for Brass by the Mirari Brass Quintet on their Southwest tour; Concertino, premiered by Chuck Clevenger at Cedarville University, and Kinesis by the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Dr. Jaquith also recently placed as a finalist in the Christian Worldview Film Festival’s Film Scoring Competition, and is working on a score for a short film The Antidote of Life by writer and director Olayinka Hassan.
Why I love teaching at CU
Why I love teaching at CU: I love the intelligence and thoughtfulness my students bring to the table as well as the opportunity to continually explore my own discipline.
Faculty since: 2009
Education and Credentials
- B.M. in Musical Composition, Cleveland Institute of Music
- M.M. in Musical Composition, University of Houston
- D.M.A. in Musical Composition, Indiana University
- Concert and film composition
- Music production
- Contemporary Classical Music
- Music Theory
- Music Composition
- Music Technology