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SCOTT ORDWAY

Scott Ordway (b. 1984, California) is an American composer and conductor. In 2014, he joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. During the 2013–14 season, his orchestral, choral, chamber, and multimedia works were heard on 35 concerts in eleven states and in Europe. Season highlights include the recording of his Symphony No. 3 by David Hayes and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the European premiere of his tone poem Detroit at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, and the premiere of Brotherly Love, a multimedia collaboration with more than 100 Philadelphia schoolchildren funded by the American Composers Forum. His chamber music has been presented recently by the SOLI Chamber Ensemble (San Antonio), Boston Musica Viva, Portland Chamber Music Festival, the Michigan Recital Project, and the Momenta and Arneis String Quartets.

Ordway has spent summers at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the Accademia Chigiana in Tuscany, June in Buffalo, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Freie Universität Berlin, and as a two-time Artist-in-Residence at the Foundation House in Bel Air, California. In recent seasons, he has worked with graduates of America’s leading musical institutions, including the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music, as well as ensembles such as Fireworks, Counter)induction, So Percussion, and the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.

Representative Works: A SoundCloud folder of Scott Ordway's music is available online.

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Oregon Connection: Scott Ordway earned a M.Mus (High Honors, 2008) from the University of Oregon where he was a member of the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and participated in the Oregon Bach Festival.

This profile created from online sources by OCW on August 21, 2015.


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