Saint Martin’s “Music @ 11” to showcase Composer Neil Flory

Nov, 8 2013

Music at Eleven

Composer Neil Flory will share his thoughts on some of the more than 80 musical compositions he has created in acoustic and electro-acoustic mediums as the next guest in the Saint Martin’s University “Music @ 11” recital series. Flory will also perform a piano improvisation during the event, which will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Kreielsheimer Hall, on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. The event is free and open to the public.

Flory has more than 80 compositions to his credit and his music has been performed across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition, Flory’s Benediction of Being had its Pacific Northwest premier in October during a chorale performance at the Saint Martin’s University Sacred Music Concert.

“It is truly a privilege to have our students experience the thoughts and intent of a composer whose piece we performed earlier in the year. We are talking to the primary source of the work,” says Associate Professor of Music Darrell Born, M.M., who chairs the University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts. “Exciting stuff!”

Flory’s music appears on commercially available recordings from the Summit and Emeritus labels, and his cantata, The New People, is featured on a CD/DVD combination package of the same name. It is distributed by the Del Mar College Music Department. His music is currently published by Jomar Press, Cimarron Music Press, and Tuba-Euphonium Press.v

Commissions that Flory has fulfilled over the years include a work for Yutaka Kono (unaccompanied tuba), two works for Duo 46 (violin and guitar), a work for the Strung Out Trio (violin, guitar, and piano) and a work for the Iowa Music Teachers’ Association (flute, oboe, guitar, cello, and harpsichord).

In December, Flory will begin a position as assistant professor and music coordinator at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. Previously, he served as a member of the music faculties of Central Washington University, Del Mar College and Luther College. He is an active member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and the Society of Composers, Inc.

Born created the “Music @ 11” recital series, now in its ninth year, to raise awareness of the musical arts and provide opportunities for students and the community to experience various kinds of music in a recital setting.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For additional information:

Darrell Born
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts Department
360-438-4506;dborn@stmartin.edu

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager
360-412-6126; MDwyer@stmartin.edu