Cameron professor of music to premiere original composition at University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival

Cameron University’s Dr. Greg Hoepfner, professor of music, will premiere his chamber work, “Refuge,” during the University of Nebraska-Kearney’s New Music Festival XII. He will debut the composition on Monday, February 11.

photo of Greg HoefpnerHoepfner composed “Refuge,” written for flute, clarinet, flugelhorn, crotales, toms, piano and cello, last summer. The title is a reference to the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge.

“I dedicated this work to my wife, Sandra Dunn, because of her unbelievable love for the refuge,” says Hoepfner.

A member of the Cameron faculty since 2001, Hoepfner holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree in composition from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Vocal Education/Piano and a Master of Music Education degree in Vocal Education/Composition, both from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Hoepfner has been composing music for more than 25 years. His compositions have been nominated for numerous awards, and he is the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Award for Excellence for the musical score of “Night Sky.” In 2008, he was honored with selection as the composer for the annual OMTA conference.

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January 31, 2013

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