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Dylan Chmura-Moore, Trombone

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Chmura-Moore, Dylan

Dylan Thomas Chmura-Moore, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is a performer and advocate of music written today and has had a voice in the premiers of numerous compositions. From combining music of antiquity with contemporary improvisation, to erasing the line between the solo musician and theatrical performer, Dr. Chmura-Moore enjoys new and original endeavors to which he may articulate his voice. With a deep appreciation for the other fine arts, many of his influences and inspirations are gathered from his interests outside the music world which nurture analysis and interpretation. Dr. Chmura-Moore frequently performs in collaboration with dancers, painters, and performance artists. Further, he is a musician who seeks to exploit new technology in performance. He is an accomplished programmer in Max/MSP and has designed his own midi triggers and other interactive devices to electronically manipulate sound, live in concert.

Dr. Chmura-Moore is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician and recently has performed with Madison Symphony Orchestra, Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Dal Niente, Con Vivo!, and Isthmus Brass. Notable international solo appearances include recitals at the Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Lucerne Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. He can be heard on Mode, Summit, EuroArts, Albany, TZADIK, and the Accentus record label, among others. His debut solo CD is anticipated to be released in 2012.

Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow at the university and focused his studies on the research and performance of newly composed music. His dissertation is titled "Three Essays and an Untitled Recording that Realize the Respective Musical Potential of Heterotopia, Phenomenology, and Beauty as Asunder." Previously, Dr. Chmura-Moore studied at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts where he received two Master of Music degrees, one in trombone, and the other in conducting. Upon graduation, Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded academic honors, a distinction in performance, and the Gunther Schuller Medal, the highest honor awarded by the conservatory. Dr. Chmura-Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.

In the summer months, Dr. Chmura-Moore teaches at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival.

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