The Silent Movie returns! Experience the golden days of cinema at the Midland, as the NGSO performs a live score to a three silent films composed by Denison professor and composer Ching-chu Hu.
Dr. Bartley joined the Department of Music at West Texas A&M University in 2006. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music from The University of Texas. At those institutions he studied with Craig Hella Johnson, Ann Howard Jones, and David Hoose. He participated in further studies with Helmut Rilling, Colin Metters, Donald Portnoy, and Ovidiu Balan; and is a fellow in Alice Parker's Melodius Accord.
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Ching-chu Hu studied at Yale University, Freiburg Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany, The University of Iowa, and the University of Michigan, where he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition. His composition teachers included William Bolcom, William Albright, Michael Daugherty, Leslie Bassett, Bright Sheng, Evan Chambers, David Gompper and Richard Hervig. His conducting teachers included Alastair Neale, David Stern, and James Dixon. He also studied piano with Donald Currier, Stéphane Lemelin, and Logan Skelton and bass with Diana Gannett and Eldon Oberecht.
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