Evan Ware

Composition and Music Theory

Dissertation: The Quietest of Whispers: a symphony for chamber orchestra;
“Their Ways: Theorizing Reinterpretation in Popular Music” (2015)

Evan Ware maintains active as composer and music theorist. His music has been performed in the United States, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and in Canada, both live as well as on CBC Radio 2 and WCMU. He has been privileged to work with such groups as the Latitude 49, ÆPEX Sinfonietta, the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montéal, the Arraymusic Ensemble, members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, the Georgia State University Concert Band, the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet, and the New Zealand Clarinet Quartet. Evan’s music has been supported by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Central Michigan University’s School of Research and Graduate Studies, the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Ottawa. Evan’s research on cover songs and musical reinterpretation has appeared in publications on punk music. He is currently co-editing a book for Routledge on music in the Star Trek Franchise and is preparing a chapter for a collection on the music of Twin Peaks. He has presented papers at meetings of the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, Music Theory Southeast, Music and the Moving Image, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and the Canadian arm of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Evan is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Central Michigan University, having previously taught at Georgia State University, and Madonna University.


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