2024 Annual Fall Conference Presenters

WMTA 2024 Annual Fall Conference

Nicolas Bizub, Commissioned Composer

Nicolas Bizub will be our 2024 Commissioned Composer. WMTA has teamed up with Lawrence University to co-commission Nicolas in honor of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music’s 150th anniversary. Nicolas Bizub graduated from Lawrence University in 2016 with a BMus in Composition and a BMus in Viola Performance. He received his DMA in Composition from CCM in 2021 and now works as Associate Director of Growth Marketing for the New York Philharmonic. Nicolas is an active professional composer and private teacher of composition. His website is https://nicolasbizub.com.

Nicolas Bizub writes music which is dark, striving, and yearning, which also points towards radiance and light. Inspired by human interaction with the natural world, he often uses nature in his music as metaphors for more human topics, including emotion, politics, creation, and destruction. He has been commissioned to write a somewhat larger-scale piece than our usual WMTA commissioned pieces, and has proposed a piece for small ensemble and soprano totaling 15-20 minutes in length. Lawrence faculty will perform the work during the Friday evening conference concert.  Members of the Lawrence and Appleton community will be invited to join our conference attendees.