Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)

Vera Ivanova teaches at Chapman University (Associate Professor of Music, Music Theory and Composition Department). She graduated from Moscow Conservatory (BM and MM), Guildhall School in London (MM), and Eastman School (Ph.D.) with degrees in music composition. Her compositions have been performed worldwide and received many national and international awards.

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Upcoming Performances

April 25th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Fantasy-Toccata, for Violin and Piano (2003) - Iryna Krechkovsky and Kevin Loucks
Staller Center Recital Hall (Stony Brook, NY)
May 15th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Three Studies in Uneven Meters, etudes for piano (2011) - Brenda Tom
The performance of my "Three Studies" will be a part of my co-joint presentaiton with Bruce Bennett at the San Francisco Museum of Performance and Design.
May 19th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Three Studies in Uneven Meters, etudes for piano (2011) - Brenda Tom, earplay ensemble
ODC Theater (San Francisco, CA)
"Three Studies in Uneven Meters" will be performed as a winning piece in 2013 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition. The concert will be preceded by pre-concert talk starting at 6:45PM.

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April 7th, 2014

Recent Promotion

I have been recently awarded tenure at Chapman University and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Music!

September 19th, 2013

"Mbira, or in Cage with Adams" on CD!

"Mbira, or in Cage with Adams", was just released on "Beyond 12" CD by Aron Kallay with MicroFest Records! It is available for purchase on MicroFest Records webstore, CD Baby and on iTunes.

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'...Solo violin also features in VERA IVANOVA's tremendous QUIET LIGHT: an abstract, searching evocation of light as it penetrates the dome of an ancient church.'

Ablaze Records, CD liner notes to Millennial Masters, Vol. 2

'...humanistic and deeply felt works... they manage to express aspects of the human experience through an artistic medium that is not often associated with such deeply felt emotions...'

John Bilotta (Society of Composers, Inc.)

'...our five finalists are probably the best young composers working anywhere in the world today!'

Dr. Paul Mealor (on the finalists for the 2005 Aberdeen Music Prize, including Ivanova)


Aftertouch, for Piano (2005)
This title Aftertouch implies the composer’s intent to make the listener pay attention to the life and death of each sound with regard to the variety in attacks and decays.

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Aura, for clarinet solo (2011)
Greek in origin, the word "Aura" has multiple meanings, which stand for "air; atmosphere; sensation..." These meanings are interpreted in the piece through the use of extended techniques.

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