Associate Professor of Composition in the School of Music Steven Roens recently released a new CD of original compositions for chamber groups and soloists.
Specific Gravity highlights Roens interest in freely atonal compositions and features several talented soloist musicians. Roens’ compositions come to life with help from his colleagues at the University of Utah’s School of Music. The album showcases Associate Professor (Lecturer) Vedrana Subotic (piano) and Associate Profesor Hasse Borup (violin), along with Adjunct Assistant Professor Julie Edwards (viola). As a professor, Roens encourages students to develop their individual creativity and discover their own voices in their composing. In addition to his teaching position, Roens serves as the Head of the Music Composition Area and as the Acting Head of the Music Theory Area. Specific Gravity is available for purchase or preview on Amazon or hbdirect.com.