Austin Jaquith – Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition; Coordinator, Composition
Austin Jaquith, a native Californian, began studying composition in High School with Jack Perla in Oakland, CA. In 1999 he enrolled at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Margaret Brouwer. In 2003 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in composition. In Cleveland his works were performed by the Biava Quartet, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the Parma Symphony.
From 2003 to 2005 he attended the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, where he studied with Robert Smith and graduated with a Master of Music in composition. While at the Moores School he received the Seraphim composition prize, for his String Quartet No. 2, and participated in SCI’s region VI conference in San Antonio. In the fall of 2005, he began doctoral studies at Indiana University where he studied with David Dzubay, Chinary Ung, Richard Wernick, Claude Baker, and P.Q. Phan. His String Quartet No. 3 won several honors including the IU Jacobs School of Music Kuttner String Quartet Competition in 2006, the AFMC Emil and Ruth Bayer Composition Competition in the chamber music category in 2007, and was also selected to be performed as part of the 2007 Midwest Composers Symposium. In 2009, his orchestral work Blaze of Autumn received The Deans Prize in Orchestral Composition at Indiana University.
Upon graduation, Dr. Jaquith was hired as an Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition at Cedarville University in Ohio, where he continues to teach and compose. His most recent honors include being selected for the ACO’s Earshot readings with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as being a semi-finalist in the Bone Therapy Composition Contest for trombone ensemble works. Recent performances include Shades of Red, performed at the ITG 2010 Conference in Sydney, Australia, Kinesis by the El Paso Youth Symphony Youth Orchestra, Andy Moran conducting, Quintet for Brass by the Mirari Brass Quintet on their southwest tour, and Blaze of Autumn by the Buffalo Philharmonic, Matthew Kraemer conducting.
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Steve Winteregg – Dean, School of Humanities
Dr. Winteregg holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University. He studied composition with William Steinhort, Gregory Proctor, and Thomas Wells.
Dr. Winteregg has received dozens of awards in composition. Among his awards are first prizes in the New Louisville Brass Quintet Composition Competition, the "Joy of Life" Composition Competition, the International Horn Society's Composition Competition, and the International Trumpet Guild’s Composition Competition. He is a recipient of the Raymond Hubble/ASCAP Award and has received an ASCAP Plus Award in Composition every year since 1988. He has also received awards from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, the Ohio Arts Council, the Ohioana Library Association, and has received an Ohio Senate Resolution commending him for his contribution to the arts in Ohio.
He is the composer of four ballets, and his orchestral pieces have been performed by orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Czech Radio Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Delaware Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Orchestra of Augsburg, and the Sarajevo Philharmonic. His compositions have been recorded by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Radio Symphony, and the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants. His recordings can be found on the Albany, Integra, Equilibrium, and the MMC labels. Dr. Winteregg's compositions are published by Bocal Music, Edition Musicus, Pasticcio Music, The Hornist's Nest, Integra Music, MMB Music, Roger Dean Music, Southern Music, and The Tuba Press.
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