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John Hugh Selleck: Biography

John Hugh Selleck
1939 -
Region: Ontario

John Hugh Selleck

Born in Montana in 1939.


B. Mus. from the University of Montana

M. Mus. from Yale University School of Music

D.M.A. from Columbia University in NYC.


Prodecures for the Analysis of Form: Two Computer Applications, Yale Journal of Music Theory

Pitch and Duration as Textural Elements in Lutoslawski’s String Quartet, Perspectives of New Music, Princeton University, 1975

PHI, ASUC Journal of Music Scores, Vol. 6

Various articles and mentions in Creative Computing, Contemporary Music Newsletter, NYU: Writings on Contemporary Music Notation by Gerald Warfield, Computers and the Humanities by Arthur Mendel

Awards and Honours:

Woods Chandler prize, 1963, for the best work in a large form (Yale University)

Composer’s Forum, NYC

Academic positions:

Princeton University, technical assistant in musicology M.I.R. project. Co-director of the Princeton/Columbia Electronic studio at Princeton.

Courses at Columbia and Ithaca College for undergrad uates in music analysis.

Notable performances:

ASUC conferences

Composers’ Symposium, Salem College, in Winston-Salem, NC

Piano works performed at Home Music Club in Toronto

Orchestral and chamber version of String Interludes performed by North Carolina Dance Theater, orchestras in Scarborough and Aurora ON.

Other careers:

Systems analyst and application developer for Cities of Winston-Salem, NC, Toronto, ON, ISM (IBM) for Air Canada, Bell Canada Emergis as developer and database architect.

Current activities:

Pianist for Trio Bravo, a Toronto-based performing group that has performed his Fantasia for Clarinet, Viola and Piano.

Sonata for Viola was performed in Montreal in 2009.