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composer , arranger

Doug Opel, American composer, arranger. Recipient Aaron Copland award, Copland House, Inc., 2003-2004; fellow, Ball State University, Department Music History, 1989-1990; Evelyn Marin scholar, University Michigan, 1992—2003. Member of College Music Society, Broadcast Music, Inc., American Music Center, American Composers Forum, Phi Mu Alpha.

Background

Opel, Doug was born on March 5, 1967 in Richmond, Indiana, United States. Son of Richard and Alice Opel.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1990. Master of Music, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1993. Doctor of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2002.

Career

Private teacher, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2006. Music arranger WFWA PBS39, Fort Wayne, 2001, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, Bloomington, Indiana, 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (orchestral music) Drive! for chamber orchestra (Commissioned by the Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, 2005), (electronic music) Carving Lorien for amplified violin and tape, (chamber music) NeoCons & Libertines for voice, mixed ensemble and live electronics (Commissioned by MATA, 2005), (piano music) 3 Preludes to Missing the Point for piano (Commissioned by Nicola Melville, Underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation, 2006), (orchestral music) Episodica for full orchestra, (chamber music) Patchwork for large chamber ensemble, Ferlinghetti for speaker and mixed chamber ensemble, (piano music) Dilukkenjon for two pianos, (chamber music) Pentableaux for wind quintet, Faces for baritone and piano quartet (Commissioned by Bass-Baritone Timothy Jones, 1993), (electronic music) Our God For Tape.

Membership

Member of College Music Society, Broadcast Music, Inc., American Music Center, American Composers Forum, Phi Mu Alpha.

Connections

father:
Richard Opel

mother:
Alice Opel