Elliott Bark - Composer in Residence

Described by the New York Times as “…abrasive…outbursts…yearning…rapturous surge,” music by Elliott Bark (b.1980) ( www.elliottbark.com ) has been performed in many venues, such as Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival and Festival of New Music at Florida State University, Midwest Composers Symposiums at Universities of Indiana (‘07), Iowa (‘08), Michigan (‘09) and Iowa (’12), North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, and the 2010 GAMMA at University of Texas in Austin.

Elliott has worked with many groups, including the New York Youth Symphony, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Cleveland Orchestra members, The New York Classical Players, Soliall Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), Orquestra Eleazar de Carvalho (Brazil), Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Zzyzx Saxophone Quartet, French Ensemble Zellig, Indiana University Orchestra and Saxophone Ensemble, Ensemble Christo, Kuttner and Eppes String Quartets, Luna Nova Chamber Ensemble and duo parnas.

Elliott, a recipient of Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship from Aspen Music Festival and School, has received numerous prizes including 2012 The Korean National Composer Prize, 2010 Bowdoin International Music Festival Composition Competition, 2009 First Music Commission, 2008 Kuttner Quartet Composition Competition, 2007 Beethoven Club Composition Contest and 2003 Korean Episcopal Church Composition Competition. Elliott has recently been commissioned by Porterville Summer Strings, Petar Jankovic Ensemble, Arundo Donax and Aurora Trio.

Elliott has held other artistic positions such as pianist in the Republic of Korea Navy Symphonic Band, music director of many churches, and assistant director of Indiana University New Music Ensemble. As a conductor, Elliott recently received 2012 Mrs. Hong Pham New Music Performance Award from Indiana University and directs not only classical repertoire, but has also premiered more than 50 compositions by living composers.

At Indiana University, Elliott pursues a doctoral degree in composition while serving as an Associate Instructor in the composition department. He has studied composition with Claude Baker, David Dzubay, Don Freund and P.Q. Phan and instrumental conducting with David Effron and Arthur Fagen.