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  Bryan Jacobs (Bio)

Bryan Jacobs (b. 1979) is a doctorate candidate at Columbia University after recently earning his Master's of Music degree from McGill University in Montréal, Québec. He currently studies orchestration with Tristan Murial and composition with Fabien Levy. Some of his previous teachers and mentors include Denys Bouliane, John Rea and Sean Ferguson, Yan Maresz, Philippe Leroux, Martin Matalon, and Mauro Lanza. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, The McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, The Greg Smith Singers, and the virtuoso violinist Rolph Schulte. He has had performances at Festival Ai-maako (Chile), La Muse en Festival (Paris, France), Festival Archipel (Geneva, Switzerland), Domain Forget (Québec), St. John's Church (Limerick), as well as numerous other new music festivals in Canada and the United States. His acoustic and electroacoustic compositions have earned him national and international awards and scholarships from; the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art competition, Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, RTÉ Lyric FM and McGill University among others. During 2007 and 2008 he participated in residencies at La Muse en Circuit in Paris and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany. In addition to his artistic endeavors, Bryan has also worked as a research/technical assistant for Denys Bouliane, John Rea, and McGill University.

Bryan Jacobs

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