Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Fall 2012–2014:

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies combining music, dance, and creative writing at San Diego State University.

2001-2005:

San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, Bachelor of Music, Cum Laude

1999-2001:

Joshua Academy of Music

Principal Teachers-Violin

Felix Olschofka, Professor SDSU

Mary Gerard, Professor SDSU

John Brannon, Instructor/Director Joshua Academy of Music

Performances, Compositions, and Collaborators

2012:

Home, for solo violin, loop pedal, and prepared sounds. Composed for choreographer Tonnie Sammartano, and performed at the SDSU Studio Theater.

2011:

Field, for violin, two dancers, live text, and loop pedal. Composed for Somebodies Dance Theater, and performed at ICBC in Tijuana, Mexico, West Wave Festival in San Francisco, California, and The Hatch Presenting Series presented by Jennifer Muller/The Works in New York, New York.

Solo, for solo violin and solo dancer. Composed for choreographer Leslie Seiters for the SDSU Dance Company, and performed at the SDSU Studio Theater.

String Trio, for two violins and cello. Composed for choreographer Kathy Meyer, and performed at the Grossmont College dance concert, Entrances and Exits, in San Diego, California.

100 Feet, for violin, live text, and loop pedal. Composed for choreographer Yolande Snaith with video artist Natalia Valerdi, and performed at the UCSD University Art Gallery.

2010:

Trolley Dances –Gleanings,for violin, loop pedal, and prepared violin tracks. Composed for choreographer Patricia Sandback, and performed at the One America Plaza in San Diego, California.

Loop #4, for violin and loop pedal. Composed for Leslie Seiters little known dance theater (2008), and performed at the XVIII Entre Fronteras Encuentro Internacional Dansa Contemporaneo in Tijuana, Ensenada, and Mexicali, Mexico.

my, my myelin sheath, for solo violin, loop pedal, and solo dancer. Composed for choreographer Jess Humphrey, and performed at the SDSU Studio Theater.

2009:

Violin Duet I., II., for two violins and loop pedal. Composed for and performed at 4x4xFloor, and San Diego Dances Hillcrest and Golden Hill presented by thePGKproject.

What does it mean to be human?, for solo violin, prepared text score (original text by Cornel West), prepared sound score, and loop pedal. Composed for choreographer Melissa Nunn for SDSU Dance Company, and performed as violinist and dancer at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California.

GeminiDreams, for violin and prepared sound score. Composed for choreographer Martha Abril, and performed at the SDSU Studio Theater.

EpiphanyPlease, for violin, loop pedal, and prepared text score. Composed for choreographer Elizabeth Swallow, and performed in San Diego, California.

wheelsandtunnels, a sound collage constructed using violin and loop pedal. Composed for choreographer Melissa Nunn for SDSU Dance Company, and performed as violinist and dancer at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California.

2008:

2008, a nine track, self produced album, performed, composed, and recorded throughout 2008, archiving explorations in sound design.

Trolley Dances, I. Prelude, aprepared sound score, II. The Bridge, for violin and loop station, III. Breath, for violin and prepared sound score, IV. Under the Bridge, for violin and loop station, V. Tai Chi, for violin and prepared violin tracks, VI. Trolley Bells, for violin and prepared trolley bells score, VII. The Clearing, forviolin and prepared violin tracks. Composed for Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater, and performed at the Linda Vista Wildlife Reserve in San Diego, California.

Loop #4, for violin and loop pedal. Composed for Leslie Seiters little known dance theater, and performed at the Bound Contemporary Dance Projects/Sushi Visual and Performance Art –Bottle Night in San Diego, California.

It’s a Sweet, I. Installation, forviolin, metronome, and loop pedal II. prepared violin tracks, and loop pedal; III. Flowers, for solo violin. Composed for choreographer Alicia Arguilla, and performed at SDSU Studio Theater and the Emerge Festival in San Diego, California.

Visceral Lightable Angles, for violin and prepared sound score. Composed for choreographer Dina Apple, and performed at the SDSU Studio Theater and the Emerge Festival in San Diego, California.

Circutious Augmentum, for solo violin and loop station. Composed for choreographer Christina Kelley, and performed at the New Wave Showcase presented by Sushi Visual and Performance Art.

2007:

Edge of Storm, for solo violin and loop station; arranged for two violins and voice in 2010. Composed for choreographer Melissa Nunn and performed at the SDSU Studio Theater, Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California (2010), the Czerner Studio Theater in Konstanz, Germany, and in Lugano, Switzerland.

2006:

String & Dance, for violin and piano. Composed for choreographer Dina Apple, and performed at Ground Zero in El Cajon, California.

Meditation, for violin and loop pedal.  Performed at Ground Zero in El Cajon, California, and at 4×4 presented by Sushi Visual and Performance Art in San Diego, California.

Fishing, for three violins, prepared sound score, and poetry by Adam Pike. Performed at Ground Zero, in El Cajon, California.

Additional Performances

2012:

BARK, a dance performance conceived by Karen Schaffman in collaboration with Eric Geiger, Liam Clancy, Leslie Seiters, Omar Ramos, and Kris Apple. This piece was performed at REDCAT in Los Angeles, Agitprop in San Diego, the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, CounterPulse in San Francisco, and Highways in Santa Monica.

UCSD, Gluck Outreach Concert Series: Three performances with instrumental trio, A Hundred Ghosts, at the LInda Vista Community Center, and 2 retirement homes in La Jolla, California.

UCSD Computer Music Concert: A Hundred Ghosts, Transillumination & Stereochrome, for Bass and electronics, clarinet, and violin and electronics.

Performed as dancer for little known dance theater at SDSU Studio Theater.

A Hundred Ghosts, at Mariposa Art Studios in Tijuana, Mexico.

2011:

Collision: violin performance in three evenings of improvised music and dance duets, curated by Liam Clancy and Alicia Peterson.

Adjacent Possible: violin performance in a multi-discipline collaborative performance at Space 4 Art on September 3, 2011; included musicians, dancers, visual, and video artists.

2010:

Tom and Huck and Jim: violin performance and music arrangement for the SDSU School of Theater, Television, and Film, directed by Margaret Larlham.

2008:

Orquesta de Baja California, Lucia di Lamermoor, violin II; performed at the CECUT in Tijuana, Mexico.

Lambs’ Players Theater, Light in the Piazza, principal violin, Coronado, California; over 60 performances.

Mojalet Dance Collective and Rhythm Talk: violin performance at SDSU Studio Theater.

2003-2005:

San Diego State University Opera Orchestra, violin I; under the direction and baton of Felix Olscholfka

2001-2005:

San Diego State University Symphony Orchestra, violin I & II; under the direction and baton of Dr. Donald Barra, and Harold Warman.

1999-2001:

Joshua Chamber Orchestra, violin I & II; orchestra literature ranging from Bach to Gershwin.

Performance Ensembles

2011-Present:

Odd and Even

A collaborative music and dance ensemble comprised of Ariana Lamon-Anderson, Chris Warren, Kristopher Apple, Dina Apple, Emily Aust, Katie Lorge, Lillian Elbaz, and Angelica Bell. Former member include Christine Herde, Rachel Goldman, and Leslie Armstrong.

Practices: bi-weekly since May 2011

Performances:

10/25/12: UCSD Grad Forum

4/27/12: Victory Theater, San Diego, California

3/20/12: UCSD Gluck Outreach Concert Series, Linda Vista Community Center, San Diego, California

3/13/12: UCSD Gluck Outreach Concert Series, Downtown San Diego Senior Center, San Diego, California

3/11/12: SDSU Studio Theater, San Diego, California, part of 75th Anniversary School of Music and Dance dance festival

2/29/12: NWEAMO, SDSU Smith Recital Hall, San Diego, California

2/21/12: UCSD Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, San Diego, California

1/13/12: The Park Gallery , San Diego, California

11/5/11: SDSU Studio Theater, San Diego, California

12/9/11: Studio C, El Cajon, California

10/14/11: Studio C, El Cajon, California

9/25/11:  ArtLab Studios, San Diego, California

2010:

The Rubberband

A free improvisation orchestra, directed by Nathan Hubbard.

Performances:

4/8/2010: Trummerflora Spring Reverb in San Diego, California

Fall 2010: SDSU School of Music and Dance Noon Concert Series at the Smith Recital Hall.

2009-Present:

collaborative dance theater LIVE

Spontaneous performance making with (dancers) Liam Clancy, Ron Estes, Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, Leslie Seiters, Karen Schaffman, Mary Reich, Dina Apple, and Anya Cloud. Former member also include Allyson Green andYolande Snaith.

Practices: weekly since 2009

Performances:

10/10/2012: SDSU School of Music and Dance Noon Concert Series

11/4&5/11: Studio Theater, SDSU, San Diego, California

8/1/11: Space 4 Art San Diego

6/25/11: Haus am Westbahnhof, Leben und Kultur, Landau, Germany

5/12/11: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with Jennifer Steinkamp’s video projection installation, Madame Curie

2/24/11: UCSD Art Gallery, San Diego, California

6/19/10: Pieter Performing Arts Space, Los Angeles, California

5/28/10: Blurred Borders International Dance Festival, San Diego, California

5/15/10: 10th Avenue Theater, San Diego, California

4/25/10: CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico

3/24/10: CSU San Marcos

2/28/10: Bird Park, Upas and 28th Street, San Diego, California

1/23/10: Studio Theater, UCSD, San Diego, California

12/12/09: Studio Theater, SDSU, (proscenium), San Diego, California

10/24/09: Studio Theater, SDSU, (in the round), San Diego, California

9/24/09: Frontera Festival De Danza Contemporanea at the Centro Cultura La Aborada in Tijuana, Mexico.

Dance Accompaniment

2012:

Accompanied dance classes for Mary Reich at the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation.

2007-Present:

SDSU School of Music and Dance

Modern I, II, III, IV, Improvisation, and Choreography for Faith Jenson-Ismay, Melissa Nunn, Pat Sandback, Leslie Seiters, Joe Alter, Elizabeth Swallow, and Jess Humphrey.

2009-Present:

Stage 7 School of Dance

Contact improvisation for Jess Humphrey, Ron Estes, Leslie Seiters, and Anya Cloud.

2011:

UCSD School of Theater and Dance Graduate Improvisation Class for Liam Clancy

2010:

UCSD School of Theater and Dance Master class for choreographer Pavel Zustiak

2009:

UCSD School of Theater and Dance Cal-Laboratory Kitchen for Allyson Green, Angel Arambula, Cosmin Manolescu, Iskra Sukarova, Henry Torres, and Olga Zitluhina.

Sound Design/Sound Techinician

2010:

Walking Through Ghosts: sound design and audio production for the Joe
Alter Dance Group performed at Sushi Visual and Performance Art in San Diego, California.

Four Solos: sound design, audio production, live violin performance, and dance performance for Elizabeth Swallow at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California.

2007-Present:

SDSU School of Music and Dance: sound technician for Studio Theater dance productions including sound reinforcement, sound design, and audio production for Mojalet Dance Collective, University Dance Company, Senior Concerts, Sarah Shelton-Mann, Jess Humphrey, Vanessa Justice, Patricia Sandback and Dancers, Miguel Gutierrez, and the SDSU dance faculty and students.

Teaching Experience

2012:

Space 4 Art San Diego, a monthly interdisciplinary improvisation workshop.

UCSD School of Theater and Dance, Dance Improvisation: two days of workshop on listening, sound, and text making in relationship to dance improvisation.

SDSU School of Music and Dance, Dance Pedagogy: music fundamentals for dancers.

2011:

Kulturhaus, Westbahnhoff, Landau, Germany: dance workshop on musicality in relationship to movement; co-taught with Yolande Snaith and Leslie Seiters.

SDSU School of Music and Dance Modern I: three one-hour sessions of sound and movement explorations.

2009:

SDSU School of Music and Dance, Dance Pedagogy: a talk on the relationship between instructors and accompanists in the dance studio.

2008:

SDSU School of Music and Dance, Choreography: a talk on the relationship between choreographers, composers, and the creative process.

2005-2007:

Substitute Teacher: K-12, San Diego City School District.

2004-2007:

Museum School: General Music Classes including class piano, recorders, aural skills, music notation; Private violin instruction.

2004-2007:

Private Studio: Violin Instruction

Awards

2012:

San Diego Young Choreographers Prize: original score and live performance in “left Field”, a dance theater piece made in collaboration with Gina and Kyle Sorenson, artistic directors of Somebodies Dance Theater.

2010:

Meet the Composer Grant: composed Violin Duet II, and performed for Peter Kalivas and thePGKproject.

Writing

2009:

Furniture poems and short stories, The Sheridan Press, Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Additional Training

2012:

Ray Chung’s six day contact improvisation intensive at the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation; participated as dancer.

Miguel Gutierrez dance theater workshop: Ineffable Intangible Sensational; curated by PADL West at UCSD; participated as dancer.

2011:

Nina Martin Workshop: Readymade Dancing: Spontaneous Choreography in Performance; two-day workshop at UCSD. Participated as dancer.

2010:

Sound On Festival of Modern Music: workshop on modern music forms taught by Lisa Cella and Christopher Adler; included a public performance; participated as violinist.

2008-Present:

Contact Improvisation: classes taught at Stage 7 in San Diego by Jess Humphrey, Ron Estes, Leslie Seiters, Anya Cloud, Rebecca Bryant, and Jess Curtis; participate as dancer.

Recent Posts

Nathan Hubbard Projects

Nathan Hubbard’s newest album, Furiously Dreaming, was nominated for “Best Jazz Album” by the San Diego Music Awards. You can listen to the album here at nathanhubbard.bandcamp.com.

Over the last several years, I have had the honor and pleasure of playing on several of Nathan Hubbard’s music projects including recordings and live concerts of his Encinitas and Everything After, 1000 Butterflies, and Furiously Dreaming albums. Here’s a playlist of some of those performances as well as some overview of Hubbard’s work.

 

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