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DuPage Symphony Orchestra Hosts Composer-in-Residence Michael Udow
Michael Udow, Composer
The DSO hosted Dr. Michael Udow as composer-in-residence for our March 19, 2022 concert, “Reflections.” A tremendously versatile composer, Dr. Udow’s works include operas, symphonies, chamber music, and music for dance & theater. In addition to his assistance with the DSO’s performance of his compelling “The Shattered Mirror Suite,” during his residency Dr. Udow also presented masterclasses and workshops for several DuPage county and Chicago area high schools and universities. In recognition of his work as a performer, composer, educator, and author, Michael Udow has been selected as a 2022 inductee into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.
A first lesson with a young person (0:00)
A clinic with university students (2:14)
A lesson with a university student (3:04)
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- The ability to assimilate disparate pieces of information in the process of creating new ideas, interpretations, products, & solutions to problems.
- The capacity to synthesize rather than analyze.
- The imaginative skill to see relationships between seemingly unrelated fields, to detect broad patterns rather than specific answers, to create something by combining elements nobody else thought to combine; to be a boundary crosser.
- The ability to see (hear) the big picture.