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

January 6th, 2015 - 8:00pm
Mbira (In Cage with Adams) (2012) - Mark Robson
This performance is part of 2015-16 Piano Spheres Piano Spheres season.
June 2nd, 2015 - 8:00pm
Three Studies in Uneven Meters, etudes for piano (2011) - Steven Vanhauwaert
No. 3 (Scriabinesque)
Redcat (Los Angeles)
This concert is a part of Piano Spheres Satellite concert series.

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July 7th, 2014

Atlantic Music Festival

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!
April 7th, 2014

Recent Promotion

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

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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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