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NEWS

The American Prize Finalist

2 May 2024

Remnants has just been named a finalist in the Composition - Instrumental Chamber Music (Professional Division) Category of The American Prize. Winners will be announced soon.

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Missouri Western State University

22 April 2024

Jenkins has accepted a position as Associate Professor of Music Theory at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO to begin this coming fall. Go Griffs!

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The American Prize Finalist

9 April 2024

Of Vigils and Storms has just been named a finalist in the Composition - Orchestra Music (Professional Division) Category of The American Prize. Winners will be announced soon.

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The American Prize Finalist

26 March 2024

Dreams of America has just been named a finalist in the Composition - Band/Wind Ensemble (Professional Division) Category of The American Prize. Winners will be announced soon.

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2024 College Music Society's South Central Conference

15 December 2023

Remnants was selected for performance at the 2024 College Music Society's South Central Conference. The conference will take place 14-16 March 2024 at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR. More information can be found here.

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2024 College Music Society's Mid-Atlantic Conference

14 December 2023

Rock Bottom was selected for performance at the 2024 College Music Society's Mid-Atlantic Conference. The conference will take place 6-7 April 2024 at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. More information can be found here.

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RED NOTE Composition Competition

10 December 2023

Eosphorus: The Morning Star was named a finalist in the 2024 RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition. More information can be found here.

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2024 College Music Society's Northeast Conference

5 December 2023

Rock Bottom was selected for performance at the 2024 College Music Society's Northeast Conference. The conference will take place 23-24 March 2024 at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA. More information can be found here.

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2024 College Music Society's Southern Conference

21 November 2023

Remnants was selected for performance at the 2024 College Music Society's Southern Conference. The conference will take place 22-24 February 2024 at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. More information can be found here.

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Remnants named finalist in Carlos Guastavino International Composition Competition

2 September 2023

Remnants was named a finalist in the 2023 Carlos Guastavino International Composition Competition sponsored by Sonus International Music Festival. The six finalist works will be performed as part of the festival at end of October. 

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Unfinished List of the Things I Love selected for performance in Germany  

17 July 2023

Unfinished List of the Things I Love was recently selected from a call for scores to be included on Gregory Wiest's upcoming program "What Will Be." The concert will take place in Munich, Germany during the 2023/2024 season. Click here for more info.

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Join the Gazing Earthward Consortium

12 July 2023

Dr. Corey Seapy, Director of Bands at the University of Central Missouri, is forming a consortium to commission Jenkins for a new work for wind ensemble. This new piece will be titled Gazing Earthward, and more information can be found here.

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Two pieces named finalists in WASBE Competition

20 June 2023

Fountains and Solar Flare were both named finalists in the 4th Annual World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Composition Competition (Category 1). The three finalist pieces will be performed at the WASBE Latin America Regional Conference in São Paulo, Brazil in July 2023. 

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Promotion and Tenure

9 June 2023

 

Arkansas State University has announced that Jenkins has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2023. Click here for more info. Wolves Up!

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2023 Society of Composers, Inc. Online National Conference

21 May 2023

 

Unfinished List of the Things I Love was accepted for performance in June as part of the 2023 SCI Online National Conference.

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Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Performance

9 May 2023

 

In April 2024, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra will give the premiere of the orchestral version of We Seven. Click here for more info. 

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2023 New Music on the Bayou Festival

28 March 2023

 

Unfinished List of the Things I Love was accepted for performance in May at the 2023 New Music on the Bayou Festival in Ruston and Monroe, LA.

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Finalist, A-State Faculty Award for Emerging Scholarship

17 March 2023

 

Jenkins was named the College of Liberal Arts and Communication's finalist for Arkansas State University's Faculty Award for Emerging Scholarship. Winners to be announced later in the semester.

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2023 SCI Region V Conference

13 March 2023

 

Remnants was accepted for performance in November at the 2023 SCI Region V Conference at Ohio University in Athens, OH.

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Coaching at University of Tennessee at Martin 

27 February 2023

 

Jenkins worked with the University of Tennessee at Martin Wind Ensemble as they rehearsed We Seven for their concert in March.

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Rock Bottom named semi-finalist in Petrichor International Music Competition

7 February 2023

 

Rock Bottom was named a semi-finalist in the 2022 Petrichor International Music Competition hosted by Petrichor Records.

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We Seven won First Prize in Dresdner Bläserphilharmone's Winds Composition Contest Saxony

9 November 2022

  

We Seven for Wind Ensemble has won First Prize in the Dresdner Bläserphilharmonie's Winds Composition Contest Saxony I Edition. It will be performed by the Dresdner Bläserphilharmonie in Dresden, Germany in 2023. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

10 February 2024

Rock Bottom

Western University Symphonic Band

Shawn Chabot, conductor

3:00pm, Paul Davenport Theatre

Western University

London, ON, Canada

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22 February 2024

Gazing Earthward [consortium premiere]

Arkansas State University Symphonic Winds

Steven Riley, conductor

7:30pm, Riceland Hall - Fowler Center

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

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23 February 2024

Remnants

Don Bowyer and Jackie Yong

2024 College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference

6:30pm, McNeill Concert Hall

Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

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26 February 2024

action/reaction

John Cummins

Faculty Composition Recital

7:30pm, Riceland Hall - Fowler Center

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

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26 February 2024

Nach Raum und Zeit

Matthew Carey and Emily Trapp Jenkins

Faculty Composition Recital

7:30pm, Riceland Hall - Fowler Center

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

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26 February 2024

Remnants

Bruce Faske and Mimi Zhang

Faculty Composition Recital

7:30pm, Riceland Hall - Fowler Center

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

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26 February 2024

the looking glass

Jenny Rong Cao

Faculty Composition Recital

7:30pm, Riceland Hall - Fowler Center

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

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26 February 2024

Unfinished List of the Things I Love

Bethania Baray-Harrison and Emily Trapp Jenkins

Faculty Composition Recital

7:30pm, Riceland Hall - Fowler Center

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

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29 February 2024

Boreas: The North Wind

South Carolina Brass Band

JD Shaw, conductor

7:00pm, River Bluff High School Auditorium

River Bluff High School

Lexington, SC

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March 2024

We Seven

Plymouth State University Symphonic Band

Jared Staub, conductor

7:00pm, Silver Center for the Performing Arts

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, NH

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15 March 2024

Remnants

Bruce Faske and Mimi Zhang

2024 College Music Society South Central Chapter Conference

7:00pm, Breedlove Auditorium

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR

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23 March 2024

Rock Bottom

Kutztown University Wind Ensemble

Daniel Neuenschwander, conductor

2024 College Music Society Northeast Chapter Conference

7:30pm, Schaeffer Auditorium

Kutztown University

Kutztown, PA

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6 April 2024

Rock Bottom

College of William & Mary Wind Ensemble

Richard Marcus, conductor

2024 College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference

7:00pm, Music Arts Center Concert Hall

College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA

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13 April 2024

We Seven [Version for Orchestra, premiere]

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

William Intriligator, conductor

7:30pm, Cheyenne Civic Center 

Cheyenne, WY

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26 April 2024

Rock Bottom

College of William & Mary Wind Ensemble

Richard Marcus, conductor

7:30pm, Music Arts Center Concert Hall

College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA

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13 July 2024

Unfinished List of the Things I Love

Gregory Wiest and Areum Oh

7:30pm, Einstein Kultur

Munich, Germany

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22 October 2024

Remnants

Sterling Tanner and Alexandra Nguyen

7:30pm, Grusin Hall

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

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"beautifully descriptive soundscape...a setting of hope for the future"
 The American Prize (2021)
"a talented, young composer with an ear and skill for writing for wind band. His music strikes the balance between approachable and innovative..."
Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band Director
"[a] gifted composer with a talent for evocative, nuanced large-ensemble writing"
KCMetropolis
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