Thu February 16 | 2:00 PM

Composition Master Class

Angélica Negrón, Composer-in-Residence

Featuring original works by three doctoral music technology students at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.


February 16, 2023 2:00 PM

Composition Master Class

Angélica Negrón, Composer-in-Residence

Future Music Oregon Studios, UO Frohnmayer Music Building (Basement)

Witness a new generation of contemporary composers as they work with First Symphony Project composer-in-residence Angélica Negrón. This master class features three original works by doctoral music technology students at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, presented in partnership with Future Music Oregon.

Free and open to the public. This master class is part of Angélica Negrón's residency with Eugene Symphony, which culminates with the world premiere of her first symphony, Sinfonía Isleña, on Thursday, February 16.


Mei-Ling Lee: Golden Slumbers

Sunhuimei Xia:
Vanishing in Winds

Zachary Boyt:

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This master class is made possible through a collaboration with the University of Oregon's School of Music and Dance and the generous support of the Boekelheide Endowment Grant.

Angélica Negrón, Composer-in-Residence, Eugene Symphony

Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys, and electronics as well as for chamber ensembles, orchestras, choir, and film. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise.” Negrón has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kronos Quartet, loadbang, Prototype Festival, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Sō Percussion, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, the Louisville Orchestra and the New York Botanical Garden, among others. Angélica received an early education in piano and violin at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where she later studied composition under the guidance of composer Alfonso Fuentes. She holds a master’s degree in music composition from New York University where she studied with Pedro da Silva and pursued doctoral studies at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studied composition with Tania León. Also active as an educator, Angélica is currently a teaching artist for New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. She has collaborated with artists like Sō Percussion, Lido Pimienta, Mathew Placek, Sasha Velour, Cecilia Aldarondo, Mariela Pabón & Adrienne Westwood, among others and is a founding member of the tropical electronic band Balún. She was recently an Artist-in-Residence at WNYC’s The Greene Space working on El Living Room, a 4-part offbeat variety show and playful multimedia exploration of sound and story, of personal history and belonging. She was the recipient of the 2022 Hermitage Greenfield Prize. Upcoming premieres include works for the Seattle Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra and NY Philharmonic Project 19 initiative and multiple performances at Big Ears Festival 2022. Negrón continues to perform and compose for film. For more information about Angélica Negrón, please vistit her website:

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LOCATION: Future Music Oregon Studios

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