Category 5 (Echoes) was written for Francesca Arnone and Mikylah McTeer. The electroacoustic part is based on flute and violin samples that have been extensively processed on computer to augment the timbral and harmonic resources employed for the instrumentalists. It also contains fragments from five past compositions for instruments with fixed playback.
David Taddie is Professor of Music at West Virginia University and head of the Electronic Music Studio. He has written music for band, orchestra, choir, solo voice, and a wide variety of chamber ensembles as well as electroacoustic music. His music has been widely performed in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia by numerous soloists and ensembles. He has received several prestigious awards including ones from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitzky Foundation, the Fromm Foundation, and the Music Teachers National Association.
Performer Biographical Sketch
Violinist Mikylah Myers McTeer’s performances have been called “energetic and virtuosic” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and “captivating” by Boulder, Colorado’s Daily Camera. An award-winning chamber musician, McTeer is Associate Professor of violin at West Virginia University, where she is violinist of the West Virginia University Faculty Piano Quartet. She was formerly concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony in Durango, Colorado, and a member of the Moores Piano Trio in Houston, Texas, which was the silver prize winner at the 2000 Carmel Chamber Music Competition. She has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, and is a member of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. McTeer received her doctoral and master’s degrees in violin performance from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where she studied with Fredell Lack, and her bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied violin with Roland and Almita Vamos.
Francesca Arnone is a dynamic flute and piccolo soloist, recitalist, and clinician. An avid traveler, she enjoys pursuing this passion through music and has recently performed in Italy, England, Croatia, South Korea, Spain, and Brazil. She has extensive orchestral and solo experience in the US and Mexico, and is currently the flute professor at Baylor University’s School of Music, member of the Brazos Ensemble, the Baylor Wind Quintet, and the Waco Symphony. Dr. Arnone previously taught at West Virginia University, Boise State University, and Idaho State University. Please see