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Elliott Miles McKinley

Elliott Miles McKinley’s music has been performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Commissions include those from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, the SOLI Chamber Music Ensemble, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, the Martinů String Quartet, the Mirari Brass Quintet, and the Janaček Trio. The Minnesota Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Czech Radio Symphony have performed his orchestral music, and his works have been featured on international festivals including the Alba International Music Festival in Italy, the Mid-American Contemporary Music Festival, Indiana State University's Contemporary Music Festival, the SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Art, as well as College Music Society and Society for Composers Inc. festivals. He is a recipient of a number of awards, grants, and fellowships including those from BMI, ASCAP, SCI, Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, the American Composers Forum, and Indiana University.

Also active as a performer and improviser, McKinley is a founding member of the electroacoustic improvisation ensemble, earWorm, where he plays a variety of keyboard and percussion instruments, and executes real-time sampling, looping, and effects processing for the ensemble. earWorm has several commercially available recordings, and performs on conferences and festivals in the Untied States such as the International Society for Improvised Music.

McKinley earned a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Minnesota. He has taught music composition and theory at the University of Tennessee School of Music, Washington and Lee University, and was Assistant Professor of Music and Music Program Coordinator at Indiana University East. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Music Composition, Theory, and Technology at Roger Williams University.

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two violins, viola, violoncello
String Quartet
String Quartet No. 7 was composed in 2013 for the Martinů String Quartet. The work is in five expansive movements and dedicated to the Martinů Quartet’s founding violist, Jan Jisa, who passed away in 2012. It was premiered in Prague on May 28, 2014 and recorded for Navona Records (scheduled for 2016 Q1). Includes score […]
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2 violins, viola, violoncello
String Quartet
Composed in 2005 for the Martinů String Quartet, string quartet is laid out in a broad arch form of twelve short movements spanning three movements. It is dedicated to my former composition teacher William Bolcom and my father, William Thomas McKinley.
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2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba
Brass Quintet
French Horn
This work was commissioned in early 2015 by the Estrella Brass Quintet. As indicated by the title, it is in six sweeping movements which explores the timbral possibilities of the ensemble. The work, and especially the final chorale-chaccone, is dedicated to the memory of my father, composer William Thomas McKinley, who passed away on February […]
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