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.
The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) returns to Chapman University for a program which includes works by some of the most innovative contemporary American and European composers. Founded in 1990, the ensemble focuses on promoting 20th and 21st century music, and is considered Russia’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble. Works by David Lang, George Crumb, Salvatore Sciarrino, Franck Bedrossian, Francesco Filidei, Philippe Leroux, and Chapman University’s music composition faculty will be performed.
Just gave a presentation at the Composition in Asia Festival and Symposium at University of South Florida, titled
Discovering Non-Western and Western Instrumental Combinations in my Composition for Violin and Bass Koto “Surface Tension”. It was great to present to such an interesting crowd of colleagues, students, and to see so many familiar from my Eastman days faces!
I was selected to be one of the two Composition Fellows to be in residence at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine. I will give a seminar to AMF composition students and receive performances of the two of my works!