Biography

Image Credit Nikki Langhorne, 2012

Joseph Lyszczarz is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic contemporary music. His work strives to combines traditional aspects of form, narrative, and hierarchy with the extended harmonic possibilities of the present day. He strives to meld a rich gestural language with clear motivic development in a way that is simultaneously engaging, challenging, and accessible. His music has been recently been heard in Denton, TX performed by the UNT Chamber Orchestra. His electroacoustic music has also been heard at the Resonance Acousmatic concert in Krakow, Poland, and the CEMIcircles festival in Denton TX. Other performances of note include the Region Two NASA Convention in Las Vegas, NV, performed by saxophone and piano duo Michael Mortarotti and Erika Tazawa, and the Mana Trio. Lyszczarz holds Master of Music from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Music from the State University of New York at Potsdam.

In addition to his composition, Joseph Lyszczarz is also a flutist who remains active as a performer within his school and local community.

His composition teachers have been Kirsten Broberg, Andrew May, Panayiotis KokorasMikel KuehnElainie Lillios, Christopher Dietz, Gregory Wanamaker, Paul Siskind, and Paul Steinberg.

He has studied flute with Cornelia Brewster and Kenneth Andrews.

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