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About Ross A Feller

Ross Feller joined the Kenyon College faculty after having taught at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. His research interests include the cognition and embodiment of sound, the impact of technology on compositional praxis, semiotics, composition, computer music, rock, jazz, and improvisation.
He has published book chapters with Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and Schott, articles and reviews in journals such as the Computer Music Journal and ex tempore, and has presented papers at music theory and interdisciplinary conferences in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Canada, and the U.S.A. He was also the first external scholar to receive a year-long research grant to study materials in the Brian Ferneyhough Collection, housed at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland. His dissertation on Ferneyhough was nominated for an award from the Theodore Presser Foundation.
A recent recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Composition, he has also received awards and grants for his compositions from the Gaudeamus Foundation, ASCAP, Illinois Arts Council, Bent Frequency, and Ingenuity: Cleveland's Festival of the Arts, Music, and Technology. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by ensembles such as the Prism Saxophone Quartet, Kenyon College Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Oberlin Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble, Ensemble Luna Nova, Goliard Ensemble, and members of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Performances at venues including: Symphony Space (New York City), Roulette (Brooklyn), Presser Recital Hall (Philadelphia), Green Mill (Chicago), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), Plateau (Brussels), and at many universities, conferences, and festivals. Recordings of his compositions are available on New Dynamic Records, Athena Records, and UIUC Experimental Music Studios.
As a saxophonist he has specialized in contemporary classical repertiore, improvisation, extended techniques, and jazz. With Kenyon College dance professor Kora Radella he co-founded Double-Edge Dance, a contemporary dance and music company for which he has composed many works. He has also collaborated with Kenyon dance professors Balinda Craig-Quijada and Julie Brodie, art professors Claudia Esslinger and Marcella Hackbardt, and performs jazz regularly with professor Ted Buehrer in Padula Oblongata.
Professor Feller also serves as the review editor for the Computer Music Journal, and often adjudicates competitions such as the MTNA Ohio Music Teachers Association Young Composers Competition.


Present Assistant Professor of Music, Kenyon College


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