Music composition student Ian Guthrie won first place in the Oregon Music Teacher Association's Young Artist Piano Competition in November 2013.
The Joseph Naumes Endowed Chair
Department of Music
St. Catherine Hall
DM in Composition, Indiana University-Bloomington
MM in Composition, Indiana University-Bloomington
BM in Theory/Composition, University of Texas-Austin
John Paul's music was heard at the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival in May 2009, where his original score to F.W. Murnau's 1930 silent film City Girl was premiered with live accompaniment. Read a review on NW Reverb. The film with live score was also shown at the 2013 Astoria Music Festival, and will be part of Vancouver (WA) Symphony's chamber series at the Kiggins Theater in May 2014.
John's compositions have been heard at the International Festival of Experimental Music (Bourges, France), Cascadia Composers, Ernst Bloch Music Festival (Newport, OR), New Music and Art Festival (Bowling Green, Ohio), June-in-Buffalo New Music Festival (New York) and Composers, Inc. recital series (San Francisco). His choral works have been performed by Portland Vocal Consort, Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland, and Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble (Seattle). His chamber works have been performed by Free Marz String Trio, fEARnoMUSIC, and University of Texas New Music Ensemble, and his piano work Sojourn has been performed by Alan Chow (Northwestern University) and Cindy Cox (UC-Berkeley). His solo violin piece Intarsia has been performed by János Négyesy (San Diego), Nathan Rubin (San Francisco) and Karen Bentley (Palo Alto).
Former composer and audio group manager of Atari Games, John's videogame credits include the music scores for Gauntlet Legends, Maximum Force, and Pit-fighter, and sound-design for Wayne Gretzky's 3-D Hockey.
John has served as board member of the National Association of Schools of Music and Chair of Region 2 (2007-2009), Cascadia Composers (2012-2013), and Portland Summer Ensembles (2010- ). He's also been violinist with the Columbia Gorge Chamber Players. As a guest composer at the Institute of Psycho-acoustics and Electronic Music (I.P.E.M) in Ghent, Belgium, he created works to be broadcast over Belgian National Radio.
Donald Erb, John Eaton and Donald Grantham for composition
Kent Kennan for orchestration
Stephen Clapp for violin
First Prize in the Dean's Composition Competition at Indiana University
Belgian American Education Foundation fellowship recipient
Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission