Elliott Miles McKinley’s music has been performed throughout 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 Duquesne University Contemporary Ensemble, and the Martinu String Quartet. His work has been featured on international festivals including the Mid-American Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, and the Olomouc Spring Festival in the Czech Republic. McKinley is a recipient of a number of awards and fellowships including a BMI Student Composer Award, a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, several grants from Meet the Composer, and an SCI/ASCAP award. Recently a new orchestral work was premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of Osmo Vanska.

Born in 1969, McKinley received a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from 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. Among principal teachers are John McNiel in jazz performance studies and composers Malcolm Peyton, Alex Lubet, Douglas Geers, David Gompper, Noel Zahler, George Wilson, Michael Daugherty, and William Bolcom.

String Quartet No. 5 - Part ONE
String Quartet No. 5 (2005) Movements I, II, III, IV, V, VI (out of twelve short movements played without pause)



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April - a meditation for orchestra
"April" (1994) is a nine minute work--meditation--for orchestra and is dedicated to my former composition teachers.



Symphonic
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Fleeting Moments - I. Drunken
"Fleeting Moments" (1994) is a set of five character pieces for clarinet and cello.



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Fleeting Moments - II. Lonely
"Fleeting Moments" (1994) is a set of five character pieces for clarinet and cello.



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Fleeting Moments - III. Angry
"Fleeting Moments" (1994) is a set of five character pieces for clarinet and cello.



Chamber Music
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Fleeting Moments - IV. Tenderness
"Fleeting Moments" (1994) is a set of five character pieces for clarinet and cello.



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Fleeting Moments - V. Horny
"Fleeting Moments" (1994) is a set of five character pieces for clarinet and cello.



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String Quartet No. 3 - I. Largo e maestoso
The first movement; slow. Composed in the summer of 2000.



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String Quartet No. 4 - II. Presto vivace
String Quartet No. 4 (2001). Second movement.



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Speak Evil
"Speak Evil" (2006) is scored for flute, violin, cello, marimba, piano, and electronics. The version here is a Midi version.



Electronic Classical
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Stephen Hopper

9/28/2007 8:14:18 PM
Hello Elliott,

:~)

Your music is wonderful...please write more!

Highest regards,

Steve



 

       

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