M. Shawn Hundley is currently Associate Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Bethune-Cookman University. He has attended Radford University where he received the Bachelor of Music in Composition, studying with Bruce Mahin, Daniel Crozier and Mark Camphouse. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from The Florida State University where he studied composition with Ladislav Kubik and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky. Shawn has also taught composition and theory courses at Stetson University and FSU. His works have been performed around the country, Caribbean, and Europe by accomplished soloists, chamber groups, and collegiate ensembles among others. Most recently, faculty members from Bethune-Cookman University, Stetson University, and the University of Central Florida have performed works throughout Florida and the southeast. In 2014, new works were performed and recorded by pianist Rose S. Grace and the PEN Trio. The Music Teachers National Association named him “Distinguished Composer of the Year” in 2011 after winning a commission from the Florida State Music Teachers Association. He was a recipient of the Arch Composition Award and received a premier of his work, Surface Tensions, by the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble. “Dulce et decorum est”, a work for chorus, orchestra and vocal solos, premiered in a chamber version under the direction of André Thomas. He was also honored to be a recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from The Academy of Arts and Letters. Shawn lives and works in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. Works are published under Trevco-Varner Music and recorded under AlbanyRecords. For more information visit mshawnhundley.com
SELECTED WORKS SEPTET (2016) for flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and piano. (9 min.) PULSE (2015) for orchestra. (9.5 min.) DISCURSUS (2015) for two pianos and percussion. (8 min.) Premiered January 22, 2016 by Ensemble P4 at Stetson University. PANORAMA (2014) for brass band. Premier held February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. DUOESQUE (2014) for clarinet and piano. Premiered by Jason Hastings, clarinet and Rose Grace, piano, February 15, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. GROOVET (2013) for cello and piano. Premier held April 12, 2014, Eastman School of Music. LOST VISTAS (2012) for brass quintet. ACOUSTOLECTRIC (2013) for string orchestra. A NEW AMERICAN BALLAD (2011) for piano solo. Premiered by Rose S. Grace, November 2011 at the Florida State Music Teachers Association Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida. Featured on “Vibrations of Hope: Music of the New Millennium” released on Albany Records on January 1, 2015. IN THREES (2011) for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. Premiered October 2011 in Radford, VA. Published by TrevCo – Varner Music. To be featured on the recording “Found Objects” by the PEN Trio through Soundmirror Recording, Inc., Summer 2015. DISAMBIGUATION (2009) for solo clarinet. Premiered May 1, 2009 at the University of Central Florida. SURFACE TENSIONS (2008) for symphonic band. Premiered by the wind ensemble at the University of Georgia, January 2010. FANTASM NO. 1 (2007) for string quartet. BARE ‘BONES (2006) for trombone ensemble. Finalist in the David E. Ostrander Trombone Composition Competition. DULCE ET DECORUM EST (2004) for orchestra, chorus, soprano, tenor, and baritone solos. Premiered February 17, 2006 at the Florida State University under the direction of André Thomas. (chamber version). EVOCATIONS (2003) for string quartet. Premiered April 1, 2004. THREE LOVE SONGS (2003) for baritone and piano. Text by John Keats. Premiered October 13, 2005 in Greensboro, North Carolina. THE EMPEROR’S GHOST DANCE (2003) for wind ensemble. Commissioned by the Commissioning Project for the Leon High School Band, Tallahassee, Florida. Premiered May 17, 2003. TRIO (2002) for violin, violoncello and piano. Premiered February 2003 in Tallahassee, Florida. Performed at National Student Conference of Society of Composers, Inc. in Miami, Florida. MANEUVERS (2002) for wind quintet. Premiered April 2004 in Tallahassee, Florida. FOUR MINIATURES (2001) for flute and piano. Premiered November 2001 in Tallahassee, Florida. CONCERTO (2000, rev. 2015) for piano and orchestra. FOUR PIECES FOR PIANO (1999) for piano solo. Premiered Summer 2000 in Prague, Czech Republic. STREET SCENES (1997) for clarinet, contrabass and vibraphone. Premiered Fall 1997 in Tallahassee, Florida.