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Alumni News : Sep 22, 2015

Steven Landis continues doctorate at University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory

Steven Landis (BM Composition ’99) is currently a second year doctoral student in composition at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Landis studies composition with Zhou Long and double bass with Jeff Kail. In February, the Albany Symphony and the enhake quartet premiered Thronateeska, a concerto commissioned by the Albany Symphony for its 50th season. Black House Collective premiered Love Letter Written in a Burning Building, a monodrama for female voice and mixed chamber ensemble in March. The work received a performance in May by The Curiosity Cabinet in Brooklyn. In May, SWARM!!!, for saxophone quartet won first prize in the UMKC Chamber Music Composition Competition. The quartet will be performed in November at the SCI National Conference hosted at the University of Florida. Most recently, Landis’ String Quintet No. 1 was performed by the string faculty of Valdosta State University at the 2015 International Society of Bassists Convention hosted by Colorado State University.