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Arlan N Schultz: Biography

Arlan N Schultz
1966 -
Region: Prairie

Arlan N Schultz

Arlan N. Schultz is assistant professor of music, composition and theory at the University of Lethbridge, where he is head of the composition area. His composition teachers include Brian Ferneyhough, Roger Reynolds, Chinary Ung, Harvey Sollberger, Brian Cherney, and Michael Matthews. Academic awards include numerous teaching assistantships and fellowships including the Richardson Foundation Scholarship for Music (Manitoba) and the Kurt Weill Fellowship for music (UCSD). Composition awards include the BMI (1990) and Godfrey Ridout Awards (SOCAN, 1991) for Quartet Opus 10 and Edifice respectively; a commission (1994) from the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada, as part of the NAC's young composers competition; the Canada Arts Council's Robert Fleming Prize for composition (1995), and Second Prize in the International Mozart Competition (1997), Salzburg for PLI, which has since been published by Universal Edition, Vienna. He has also obtained numerous grants from the Canada Arts Council, the Quebec Council for Arts and Letters, and the University of Lethbridge’s Office of Research Services.

Dr. Schultz's music has been broadcast on Radio Canada, and in France, and has been heard in performances in Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. He has been commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the McGill Concert Choir, the Stuttgart Wind Quintet with Canadian pianist Louise Besette, Hungarian violinist János Négyesy, Canadian pianist Sandra Brown, Ensemble Resonance, Calgary, and New Works Calgary among others.

In addition to his creative work, Dr. Schultz is active in several areas of research related to the field of composition. He is engaged in implementing software algorithms for real-time audio spatialization in live performance, designing symbolic computational algorithms for computer-assisted composition, and audio synthesis.