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Ethan Wickman joined the faculty of UW-Eau Claire in the fall of 2006 as Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts where he teaches music theory and applied composition. He holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where his principle teachers were Joel Hoffman, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, and Michael Fiday, with additional degrees in music from Boston University and Brigham Young University. Dr. Wickman was formerly Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University South Bend.
With works hailed as “very, very exciting . . . with a lot of color and dynamic impact,” (Bernard Rubenstein, Music Director, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony), and possessed of “a flair for colorful orchestration” (Harvey Steiman, San Francisco Classical Voice), composer Ethan Wickman’s music has been performed by such groups as the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, the Aspen Concert Orchestra, Flexible Music, Proteus, the Gryphon Trio, and the CCM Philharmonia, and by performers such as violinists Bayla Keyes and Piotr Szewczyk, pianist Ananda Sukarlan, cellist Sumire Kudo, and guitarist Daniel Lippel, among others. He has received commissions from Barlow, The American Composers Forum and the Mostly Modern Chamber Music Society. His incidental music was featured on select episodes of the nationally broadcast PBS series Ancestors. His orchestral work Night Prayers Ascending won the Jacob Druckman Prize for Orchestral Music at the Aspen Music Festival, and was a finalist in the 25 th Annual ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Orchestral Composition Competition. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from Fulbright, the Aspen Music Festival, the Norfolk Contemporary Music Workshop/Yale Summer School of Music, the Wellesley Composers Conference, and co-recipient of an Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council. He has additionally participated in masterclasses and lessons with Christopher Rouse, Augusta Read Thomas, Joan Tower, George Tsontakis, Mario Davidovsky, and Antón García Abril while a Fulbright Fellow in Madrid, Spain.