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

World Premiere of a new work for string quartet
November 18th, 2015 - 7:00pm
- fx quartet
Moscow House of Composers (Moscow, Russia)
This performance is a part of the 37th Moscow Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music.
World Premiere
November 19th, 2015 - 7:00pm
- Soundways Ensemble
World Premiere of a New Work for 2015 Soundways Festival
preview of the premiere performance
November 20th, 2015 - 8:00pm
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
November 21st, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Laughing Man Alphabet, duet (2013-14) - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Sound Ways Music Festival 2015 (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

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August 4th, 2015

The UCROSS Foundation Residency

I was selected for the residency at the UCROSS Foundation, where I will be working on two compositions scheduled for premieres in November 2015 on Saint Petersburg's 26th Soundways Festival and the 37th Moscow Autumn Festival of Contemporary Music.
July 6th, 2015

MTAC 2015 Convention

This year I am attending 2015 MTAC Convention in San Jose with my student who won the MTAC State Composers Today Competition. I was selected by my home branch (MTAC OC) to receive a free registration as a first-year attendee!

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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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