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Neil Flory (B.M.E. in Music Education, 1995 Writing Outreach Programs)
Neil Flory is an active composer and poet. He holds degrees in music from the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has studied composition with Stella Sung, Budd Udell, James Paul Sain, Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, Russell Pinkston, and Mark Schultz. He has composed a variety of works both in the acoustic and electro-acoustic mediums, and his music has been performed across the United States as well as in Europe, South America, Asia, Mexico, and Canada. His "Venn Music I" (for violin and guitar) is included on the 2003 Duo 46 release entitled Untaming the Fury (available through Summit Records), and his work "A Dog Chasing its Tail" (for actor and tape) appears on volume one of the University of Florida SCI Student Chapter's CD series. His music is published by Jomar Press, Go Fish Music, Cimarron Music Press, and Tuba-Euphonium Press, and his poetry has appeared in various publications such as Poetry Forum, Alternative Press Magazine, and Mind Matters Review. Recent commissions include a work for violin, guitar, and piano commissioned by the Strung Out Trio; a composition for four saxophones commissioned by the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet; and a work for trumpet/flugelhorn and digital media commissioned by trumpeter Mary Thornton. Flory continues to be an active member of ASCAP and the Society of Composers, Inc. and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in American Education 2007-2008. Flory is Assistant Professor of Music at Del Mar College, teaches music theory, ear training, and composition, and serves as head of theory/composition. Prior to his work at Del Mar, he taught at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
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