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Gordon Fitzell: Biography

Gordon Fitzell
1968 -
Region: Prairie

Gordon Fitzell

Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1968, Gordon Fitzell is an independent composer and guitarist. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Brandon University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Alberta. He is currently completing a doctorate in composition and theory at the University of British Columbia, where he studies with Keith Hamel and John Roeder. In addition to these studies, he has participated in a number of workshops, including the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Music, June in Buffalo, the Yale Summer School, the Arraymusic Young Composers Workshop, and a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Ensembles and individuals who have performed Fitzell’s music include Roger Admiral, Arraymusic, ECM, Ensemble Symposium, Pro Coro Canada, and the UBC Percussion Ensemble, among others. Fitzell is currently completing a commission from the Cincinnati-based ensemble eighth blackbird. Upcoming projects include works for Vancouver New Music, Groundswell, Hammerhead Consort, and Vancouver Guitar Quartet.

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