Dr. Bruce Mahin

bruce-mahin

Professor of Composition and Music Theory
Porterfield 162
Box 6968
Phone: (540) 831-6174
Fax: (540) 831-6133
bmahin@radford.edu

Composer Bruce Mahin formed the publishing company MahinMedia in 2010 to release music through commercial recordings, publication of scores and development of music applications for mobile devices. He now has 6 compact discs on the Capstone, Ravello, and PnOVA labels, 5 mobile apps and an electronic book in his catalog of works. Several additional apps are currently in development along with the imminent recorded release of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas on the PnOVA recordings label. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Music Composition degree from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in music composition and music theory from West Virginia University. He currently resides as Professor of Music at Radford University in Virginia.

International Presentations

Stamford (England) International Music Festival, (performance), 2010
Symposium on “Music Listening,” University of Glasgow, (presentation), 2009
Glasgow West End Festival, (commissioned performance) 2007
Percussive Arts Society International Conference, (performance) 2006
Glasgow West End Festival, (commissioned performance) 2005
Interdisciplinary Centre for Applied Poetics, University of Liege, (presentation) 2004
University of Glasgow Department of Music, (performance) 2003)
International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), (performance) 1997
Association of Technology in Music Instruction National Conference, 1994
International Computer Music Conference, (presentation and performance) 1991, 1992

Commercial Recordings

Preludes de Paris.  Roanoke: PnOVA Recordings (PnOVA 21001), 2014
 
Vanugards, Volume 2. Hampton: Ravello Recordings (RR7902), 2014

Music from 3 Continents, Scottish Voices. Hampton: Ravello Recordings
(RR 7877), 2013.

 
Blue, SCI CD Series, Vol. 21, New York: Capstone Rec. (CPS-8748), 2005.

Time Chants: Music/Video by Bruce P. Mahin, New York: Capstone Rec., 1995.
 
Shadows: Music by Bruce P. Mahin, New York: Capstone Recordings, 1991.

Recent Awards and Honors

Artist Residencies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
Radford University Distinguished Creative Scholar Award, 2007
Visiting International Scholar, University of Glasgow, 2007
SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award nominee, 2007, 2008, 2013
Virginia Commission for the Arts, Artist Fellowship finalist, 2007
Honorary Research Fellowship, University of Glasgow, (Winter term 1996)

Performances

2011 Performances
March 14, 2011 Cellist J.W. Turner performance, "Waves of Amber" Raleigh
March 18, 2011 Cellist J.W. Turner performance, "Waves of Amber" Roanoke
July 13, 2011 Glasgow-based Scottish Voices performance, "Time Squared."
Oct. 27, 2011 Cellist J.W. Turner performance, "Waves of Amber" Radford
Nov. 10, 2011 Cellist J.W. Turner perf, "Waves of Amber" High Point N.C.

2009-10 Performances
Oct. 30, 2009 Cellist J.W. Turner premiere of "Waves of Amber", Radford University
Nov. 5, 2009 Cellist J.W. Turner, Winston-Salem State University
Nov. 15, 2009 Cellist J.W. Turner, Appalachian State University
Feb. 4, 2010 Society of Composers Region IV conference, UNC - Greensboro
Feb. 18, 2010 Presentation: "Higher Ed. in the 21st-century," CIDER - VPI/SU
April 1, 2010 Cellist Jeffrey Krieger, Radford University
July 27, 2010 Stamford (England) International Music Festival
Sept. 21, 2010 Guest composer, New Music Festival UNC-Greensboro
Nov. 20, 2010 "Mosaic" iPhone presentation, SCI National Conference

2008-09 Performances
Nov. 14-15, Composer residency/concert, Winston-Salem State University
Feb. 9 Pianist Chung Ha Kim Radford University
Feb. 15 Pianist Lisa Weiss, St. Stephens Church, New York City
Feb. 18 Pianist Lisa Weiss, Goucher College, Baltimore
Feb. 25 Pianist Lisa Weiss Radford University
March 13 WSSU String Trio, Southeastern Composers League, Greensboro, N.C.
March 17 Pianist Chung-Ha Kim, Mount Union College, Ohio
March 20 Cellist J.W. Turner, CMS, George Mason University, Va.
April 3 String Trio, SCI, Santa Fe College, N.M.
April 8 Scottish Voices , Goucher College, Baltimore
April 9 Scottish Voices , University of Delaware
April 15 Scottish Voices , Radford University
Oct. 30 J.W.Turner, cello, Radford University

2007 Performances
"Skye Lines", Radford University, February 5
"Freedom Lost" for piano, Washington & Lee University, February 11
"Freedom Lost" for piano, Radford University, Febuary 15
"Freedom Lost" for piano, Western Illinois University, March 6
"Freedom Lost" for piano, UNC-Greensboro, March 15
"Platonic Drowse", "Safe in Shade" at Glasgow West End Festival, June 9

2006 Performances
"Safe in Shade" for four voices and harp, New Horizons Concert, Radford University, April 4.
"Freedom Lost" for piano, Radford University, Sept. 11.
"Freedom Lost" for piano, Winthrop University, Oct. 14.
"Skye Lines" for clarinet, piano and percussion, PASIC (Austin, Texas), Nov. 7.
"Eat or Be Eaten" featured on npr.org, Sept. 27.

2005 Performances
"Safe in Shade" for four voices and harp, Glasgow West End Festival, Scotland, June 12.
"Blue" for two pianos, Society of Composers National Conference, Oct. 15
"Blue" for two pianos, New Horizons, Radford University, March 24

Recent Awards and Honors

2010 Artist Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (May - June)
2009 Artist Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (May - June)
2007 Radford University Distinguished Creative Scholar Award
2007 Artist Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (Sept. – Oct.)
2007 Visiting International Scholar, University of Glasgow (Nov.)
2007 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Nominee
2007 Virginia Commission for the Arts, Artist Fellowship Finalist

Publications

“Non-Linear Temporal Constructs and the Loss of Self in Edgard Varese's Octandre, Jackson Pollocks
Lavender Mist, and Robert Penn Warren's Being Here,” Current Issues in 20th-Century Music. Sydney: forthcoming 2007 (premiere issue).
"En un instant : les parallèles de la construction temporelle dans Octandre d'Edgard Varese, Lavender Mist de Jackson Pollock, et Being Here de Robert Penn Warren," L'oeuvre en morceaux: Esthétiques de la mosaïque. Paris/Brussels: Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2006.

Recordings

"Blue," SCI CD Series, Vol. 21, Capstone Recordings (CPS-8748), 2005.

Presentations

"Non-Linear Musical Time in Edgard Varese's Octandre" at the National Conference of the College Music
Society, Quebec, Nov. 3.