B.M, M.M., Juilliard School of Music
Spencer Topel's music has recently appeared on concert programs in major venues such as the Chiesa di Santa Caterina Treviso in Venice, Italy, Istanbul Technical University (MIAM), the 2008 Aspen Music Festival, Chigiana Festival in Siena, Italy in 2007, at Alice Tully and Weill Concert Halls in New York, and in Tokyo City Opera Hall. His music was performed on a concert tour of Turkey sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Center NY, which featured twelve musicians from around world and appears on the calendars of the Syracuse Society of New Music and the Schwartz Center at Cornell University. He has been a top prizewinner in several student competitions Originally from Portland, Oregon, Spencer is a 2004 graduate of The Juilliard School, where he earned his Masterís degree as a student of Christopher Rouse. Also from Juilliard, Mr. Topel holds a degree in composition (B.M.) while studying with Samuel Adler. He is currently candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Cornell University as a student of Roberto Sierra and Steven Stucky. Spencer Topel is also an active lecturer and researcher at Dartmouth College where he teaches composition in the Digital Musics Program. Current research include Music Information Retrieval topics on rhythm detection and categorization, and spatial inference tasks in music cognition in collaboration with Kathrine Agres.
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Last Updated: 7/12/12