H U G H L O B E L
c o m p o s e r , e d u c a t o r , p r o g r a m m e r , p e r f o r m e r
Hugh Lobel (b. 1986)
has composed music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, electronics,
and instruments with electronics. Hugh has created commercial music and has collaborated on over a
dozen works for dance and several film scores. His works have been performed in Switzerland, Brazil,
Alaska, Boston, California, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, and several cities in
Texas, including Austin, San Marcos, McAllen, and his hometown Houston. Hugh's commercial music has
aired on network television.
In addition to his composing, Hugh is an active computer programmer and has lectured on his code at the SEAMUS 2011 conference at the University of Florida, at Colorado University, and the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto in Porto, Portugal. As a research assistant at the University of Texas, Hugh worked on a multi-year grant to develop an adaptive system for accompanimental improvisation to live performers. Hugh recently taught the upper level theory course “Introduction to Music Technology” at Colorado University, and currently teaches the continuing education course "Electronic Composition."
Original compositions by Hugh have won or placed in many competitions, including winning the Areon Flutes International Composition Competition, the Playground Ensemble Colorado Composers Competition, and placing as a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Competition. Hugh has also received many awards, including the Colorado University Atlas Fellowship, the Spark Award, the Edward Levy composition award, the Kent Kennan Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Music Composition, and the Hirsch Endowed Scholarship. Hugh’s music has been played by members of the Houston and Austin Symphony, The UT Symphony Orchestra, ETHEL String Quartet, the Playground Ensemble, Areon Flutes, Liminal Space, the AURA New Music Ensemble, the UT New Music Ensemble, and countless other musicians. His dance collaborations have been highlighted in the Houston Chronicle.
Hugh received his Doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he held the title of Atlas Fellow. Hugh received his M.M. in Composition from the University of Texas, Austin and his B.M. in Composition from the University of Houston.
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