KULESHA, Gary, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Member of the Graduate Faculty, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto)
1978, Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) in Composition
1973, Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) in Performance Piano
Trinity College of London
1978, Fellow of Trinity College of London (F.T.C.L.) in Composition
1976, Licentiate in Music of Trinity College of London (L.Mus.T.C.L.) in Theory and Composition
1972, Associate in Music of Trinity College of London (A.Mus.T.C.L.) in Theory and Pedagogy
c) EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (ACADEMIC):
2000-2010 Senior Lecturer, University of Toronto
1991-2000 Sessional Teacher, University of Toronto
1996 Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Brandon
1994-2006 Sessional Teacher, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
1990-1993 Sessional Teacher, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
2009, Finalist, Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts
2002, National Arts Centre Orchestra Composers Award ($75,000, 4-year tenure)
2001, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, First Prize, Most Outstanding Canadian Orchestral Composition of the 20th Century
2000, Juno nomination, Best Classical Composition on Disc, The Book of Mirrors
1990, Juno nomination, Best Classical Composition on Disc, "Third Chamber Concerto"
1986, selected to represent Canada at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris with composition "Angels" for Marimba and Tape
1986, Performance Rights Organization of Canada Composer of the Year
1975, RCM Scholarship in Composition
1974, BMI Composition Scholarship
1986, 1987, Canada Council Travel Grants
1980-1985, 3 Ontario Arts Council Artists in the Schools projects
1983, Canadian League of Composers Composer in the Classroom grant
1981, 1982, Canada Council Short Term Grants for study in England and New York
several Canadian Music Centre Composer in the Classroom projects
Ontario Arts Council commissioning grants
CBC commissioning grants
Canada Council commissioning grants
Canada Council Composer in Residence grants (3)
Laidlaw Foundation Commissioning Grants
e) SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
2010, June, National Arts Centre Young Composers' Programme
2009, June, National Arts Centre Young Composers' Programme
2008, June, National Arts Centre Young Composers' Programme
2008, Summer, Festival of the Sound
2007, Summer, National Academy Orchestra
2007, June, National Arts Centre Young Composers' Programme
2006, June, National Arts Centre Young Composers' Programme
2005, Winter, Banff Centre
2004, Composer and Conductor, Banff Summer Festival
2002-2006, Award Composer, National Arts Centre Orchestra
2000, Composer in Residence, Banff Summer Festival
Related Professional Activities
2003-6, designed and participated in Music That Speaks To You
These are unique adult education concert presentations of familiar works accompanied by lecture-demonstrations. Each concert entails extensive research. The first half consists of lecture and performance of related music, and the main work is performed on the second half. Three works have been presented so far at Jane Mallett Theatre, with the Gryphon Trio: the Ravel Piano Trio, the Chopin Piano Trio, and the Brahms Trio in C Major.
2003- 2009, designed and directed the Toronto Symphony Orchestras Young Composers Programme; participated as performer.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has had a long association with young composers. Activities include readings, discussions, and commissions. Two Affiliate Composers were appointed on three separate occasions.
2003-2006, designed and directed first National Arts Centre Orchestra Young Composers Programme
This is a workshop event, with 5 young composers working with a dedicated new music ensemble to create and present new works. My activities include teaching and conducting.
Etobicoke Board of Education, Barry Gosse Composition Competition, yearly
Bosendorfer Piano Competition, 2008
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition, 2006
f) GRADUATE SUPERVISIONS:
Completed: 9 Mus. M., 6 Mus. Doc.
In progress: 7 DMA, 3 Mus.M.
NAME OF STUDENTS supervised within the past seven years, title of thesis of project, year of first registration and year of completion:
supervised through to thesis and defense:
Jackie Shin, Mus.M., While Walking on the Cloud for Orchestra, 1999, 2001
Katarina Curcin, Mus. M., Princess for a Day, ballet for Orchestra, 1999, 2001
Nicholas Akers, Mus. M., Cello Concerto, 2002, 2004
Andrew Staniland, Mus. M., Two Pieces for Orchestra, 2000, 2002
Kyle Lamont, Mus. M., Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, 2001, 2003
Chad Martin, Mus. Doc., Cocytus for Orchestra, 2000, 2005
Scott Good, Mus. Doc., Sinfonia for Orchestra, 2001, 2005
Katarina Curcin, Mus. Doc., Double Concerto, 2001, 2006
Christopher Thornborrow, Mus.M., Orchestra work, 2007, 2008
Monica Clorey, Mus.M., (the journal), 2007, 2008
Daniel Brophy, Mus.M., Tone Poem, 2008, 2009
Christopher Pierce, DMA, Two Pieces for Orchestra, 2004, 2009
Glenn James, Mus.M., Piano Concerto, 2009
Lee Parkin, Mus.M., House Music, 2007, 2009
Fuhong Shi, DMA, work for orchestra, 2007, 2009
supervised at some point during their studies:
Abigail Richardson, Mus. Doc., work for orchestra, 1999, 2003
Clayton Puddester, Mus. M., Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, 2003, 2005
Jackie Shin, Mus. Doc., 2002, 2006
Andrew Staniland, Mus. Doc., 2002, 2006
David Ogborn, Mus. Doc., 2002, 2006
Lan Chee Lam, DMA, not complete, 2006, ? (supervised during calendar year 2009)
William Rowson, DMA., not complete, 2004, expected to defend Fall 2010
Kevin Lau, DMA, not complete, 2007, ?
Jordan Pal, DMA, not complete, 2007, ?
Scott Brubacher, DMA, not complete, 2007, ?
Anna Hostman, DMA, not complete, 2009, ?
Adam Scime, DMA, not complete, 2009, ?
Christopher Thornborrow, DMA, not complete, 2009, ?
Bence Kutrik, Mus.M., not complete, 2009, ?
Keunyoung Yoo, Mus.M., not complete, 2009, ?
Laura Silberberg, Mus.M., not complete, 2008, expected to complete fall 2009
g) GRADUATE COURSES:
two seminars, Kulesha new work and Beethoven Symphonies (2009-10)
two analysis seminars (2009)
five analysis seminars (2005-06)
Two New Works (2005)
four analysis seminars (2004-05)
Writing for Orchestra (2002)
Conducting for Composers (2001)
My Compositional Technique (2000)
Repertoire Examination (2000)
MUS 3100 Mus. M. Advanced Composition I (2000-2010)
MUS 3105 Mus. M. Advanced Composition II (2000-2010)
MUS 3300 Mus. Doc. Advanced Composition I (2000-2010)
MUS 3305 Mus. Doc. Advanced Composition II (2000-2010)
Masterpieces of the 20th Century, graduate course, 2001-02
20th Century Performance Practice, graduate course, 2003-2011
Research in Composition, 2007-2009
Independent Research, Afarin Mansouri (Operatic Composition), 2010